September 2015

Better Health and Wellbeing Since 1991

Better Health and Wellbeing Since 1991

Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR)

Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR) is a nutriceutical company with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. The supplement formulator is dedicated to providing unrivalled research and development for the natural health and wellness industry. Its diverse lines of health products serve over fifty categories with everything from bone health to cardiovascular health.
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The term orthomolecular was coined by Linus Pauling to refer to the process of having “the right molecules in the right amounts delivered to the right place in the body, at the right time.”AOR’s efforts to provide its customers with a unique orthomolecular approach to health and wellness has made it one of the most advanced supplement formulators in Canada, with a growing global presence in the UK, France, Italy and the U.S.

Merchandise, Marketing, and More

Merchandise, Marketing, and More

Promotions Unlimited

Promotions Unlimited provides the products and services that mom and pop businesses need to successfully compete with the big chains. “We have always been a company that roots for the independent retailer,” says President of Sales Ellen Phelps.
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“We love the independents. We are very passionate about giving all independents an opportunity to compete.”

Driving Growth and Delivering Results

Driving Growth and Delivering Results

Hearn Trucking LLC

Hearn Trucking LLC has established itself as a reliable logistics company with an extensive fleet and a committed team of drivers. Hearn continues to expand its services to keep pace with ever-increasing demand.
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From humble beginnings, Hearn Trucking has grown under the leadership and vision of Jack Hearn Jr., the third generation of Hearn to have enjoyed success in the trucking industry. Jack started Hearn Trucking in 1987, with only one truck and the drive to safely transport his customers’ goods. The company now has over one hundred company drivers and owner-operators and these individuals are just as committed to upholding Hearn Trucking’s reputation for on-time, reliable transportation.

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

RoboVent

The air solutions sector is a dynamic and essential player in North American industry. As industrial leaders across the planet recognize the need for safer working conditions, clean air solutions have become became a top priority.
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Long gone are the days of dust-choked factories and soot covered manufacturing staff, an improvement driven by advances in air filtration, dust collection and clean air technologies.

A Longstanding Legacy of Promoting Healthy Living

A Longstanding Legacy of Promoting Healthy Living

Bragg Live Food Products

As a pioneer in the health movement, Bragg Live Food Products provides its customers with a diverse lineup of organic and natural food and nutrition products that enable people to live a healthy lifestyle. For over one hundred years, the company has offered superior quality products, adhering to the philosophy that, “You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say, and do!”
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Bragg Live Food Products legacy in the health industry has stood the test of time. The company was founded by Dr. Paul C. Bragg, known as the “Father of America’s Health Movement.” As a survivor of tuberculosis, Dr. Bragg dedicated his life to educating people about health and wellness.

Your One-stop-shop for All Things Pasta

Your One-stop-shop for All Things Pasta

La Pasta Inc.

Since 1985, La Pasta has grown from an artisanal pasta maker to a foodservice and retail leader, manufacturing an extensive offering of healthy pastas and sauces, including its gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic certified options.
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Don’t let the word healthy fool you; La Pasta’s flavors are complex and its products cry decadence. The company brings wholesome and unique artisanal pasta and sauces to markets across the United States.

An Industry in Transition

An Industry in Transition

Ups and Downs in Aerospace

Affected by myriad factors including a sluggish global economy and production delays, the global aerospace industry continues to face challenges. Through long-range planning and a careful assessment of the future needs of the industry, it can succeed.
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In May of this year, Montréal-headquartered Bombardier – the leading manufacturer of trains, business jets and commercial aircraft – announced the layoff of 1,750 workers, citing fewer orders for long-range business jets, a staple of the company.

Building Blocks of Global Success

Building Blocks of Global Success

CMC Biologics

CMC Biologics is the largest independent contract development and manufacturing organization dedicated to creating biologics.
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The leading edge company produces API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, specializing in products that are based on genetic engineering of a cell to produce therapeutic proteins. The proteins that the team produces are developed into products for both clinical trial needs as well as for the commercial market.

Meeting Bulk Material Handling Needs

Meeting Bulk Material Handling Needs

Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.

Surrey, British Columbia-based Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. is recognized for its superior-quality engineering and manufacturing of a diverse range of bulk materials handling equipment.
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Since it was formed, in 2003, the company has earned a reputation for excellence, value and service to clients in numerous industries around the world including pulp and paper mills, fracking operations, sawmills, mining facilities, ports and marine facilities, cement and aggregate plants, grain elevators and various bulk loading facilities.

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Saskarc Industries

Saskarc is a leading custom metal fabricator and site equipment supplier serving the petro chemical, power generation, mining and construction industries across Western Canada. With locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Saskarc has become the go-to source for custom fabrication, project management and equipment rental and sales.
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Saskarc has experienced significant growth since its inception, rising from humble roots to become a one-stop shop that provides diverse solutions for customers in many industries. Next year, Saskarc will celebrate twenty-five years in the business, having remained resilient in the face of weak markets.

Celebrating 35 Years of Customization and Diversification

Celebrating 35 Years of Customization and Diversification

MarShield

For almost thirty-five years, MarShield has provided industry-leading radiation shielding and protection. The company has used its extensive knowledge and experience in the lead casting industry to create lead shielding, barriers and products for a diverse variety of industrial and commercial applications.
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MarShield is one of three divisions of Mars Metal Company, located in the industrial centre of Canada: Burlington, Ontario. It enjoys the area’s proximity to major power and nuclear operations, access to resources and raw materials and capitalizing on the region’s extensive infrastructure, including rail, highway, air and marine transportation options. It also has a highly-skilled local workforce from which to draw.

Diverse, Adaptable and Ready to Execute

Diverse, Adaptable and Ready to Execute

Hascall Steel Company

Hascall Steel Company gets the job done! As far as mid-sized steel service centers are concerned, few can outperform the team at Hascall Steel in the area of quality, delivery, or material availability.
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Established in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1971 by Wayne Hascall, this full-service flat-rolled steel service center has grown significantly yet maintains the family-owned and operated atmosphere and attitudes. Its unique culture has helped it experience success over the years. Now under its second generation of leadership by Wayne’s son Dag, Hascall Steel has provides the highest standards of quality products and customer service.

A Century of Innovation

A Century of Innovation

Cincinnati Incorporated

Founded at the turn of the 20th Century, Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) has been crafting built-to-order machine tools for over 100 years. After installing approximately 60,000 systems over its long life, the company remains privately owned by the fourth generation of the March family.
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CI’s quality has helped ensure a century of success. “We still service machines that were made as far back as the 1920s,” CEO Carey Chen points out. “Cincinnati Incorporated machines are engineered and built to the standard of ruggedness required in the North American market – with premium engineering features that stand up to years of rigorous use in demanding environments.”

Delivering Speed, Quality and Economy with Tilt-Up Concrete

Delivering Speed, Quality and Economy with Tilt-Up Concrete

LJB Inc.

Since the 1990s, tilt-up construction has been a dominant method for delivering concrete buildings. LJB has been at the forefront of this technique since the 1970s and has taught it to many companies across the Western Hemisphere.
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LJB, established in 1966, is a highly respected company in the fields of civil, environmental, structural and safety engineering. We spoke to one of the Managing Principals, David Tomasula, P.E., to find out more.

Professional Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection

Professional Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection

SMOB

Back in February of 2014, SMOB Services was born. Business partners Bront Bird, Luke Bird and Steven Sheffield were able to realize their goal of creating a safe, smart and highly-effective company to provide a range of non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection services to the Permian Basin of West Texas and the southeastern part of New Mexico.
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In less than two years, the company has grown to approximately sixty highly-skilled staff and continues to expand while attracting well-known and respected oilfield companies including Energen, Diamondback Energy, Inc., Apache Corporation and Encana.

Extreme Experience

Extreme Experience

Integrated Flow Solutions

Integrated Flow Solutions LLC (IFS) specializes in the design and manufacture of modular engineered-to-order liquid and gas process systems. IFS grew out of the pump distribution business and has expanded to serve the international oil and gas, power and air quality industries.
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Headquartered in Tyler, Texas, IFS has sales and marketing offices in Houston, Texas, Plano, Texas, and in 2013 opened a Middle East North Africa sales office in Dubai. IFS has separated itself from the competition in many ways and established itself as a major player in this industry. We spoke with the company’s President Bill Marsh and Vice President Jim Raydo to find out more.

A Breadth of Experience

A Breadth of Experience

V. Paulius & Associates

V. Paulius & Associates (VPA) is a leading building design and construction organization and an illustration of the American dream in action. A closer look at VPA’s growth uncovers a core commitment to service that has withstood the test of time.
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What started out as a one-man design company has developed into a full-service design, development and construction corporation. As the firm approaches its fiftieth anniversary next year, the legacy of success continues. With present construction values exceeding the thirty million dollar mark, it is safe to say that VPA is a homegrown success.

A Commitment to Clients

A Commitment to Clients

F. Greek Development

F. Greek Development is a well-known industrial real estate developer with headquarters in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Ninety-eight percent of the firm’s projects have been tilt-wall buildings, which present a number of advantages. We spoke with President Frank Greek, Vice President of Construction Barry Deacon and Vice President of Development Matt Schlindwein to find out more.
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F. Greek Development has been an industrial real estate developer in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area since 1934. Frank Greek & Sons became F. Greek Development, and the company’s main focus has been on warehouse and industrial building construction ever since, with more than 15 million square feet of successful development projects completed during the past six decades.

Complete Concrete

Complete Concrete

Hockstad Enterprises

Based in northern Maryland, Hockstad Enterprises is an innovative concrete construction contractor that is redefining customer service one project at a time.
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With over thirty years of experience within the industry, Hockstad offers clients both concrete construction services and peace of mind. The firm is emphatically committed to remaining family owned, and, over the years, its reputation for quality and affordability has led it to the top of the region’s construction sector.

An Industry Leader in Tilt-Up Construction

An Industry Leader in Tilt-Up Construction

Citadel Contractors, Inc.

Tilt-up is a construction technique that is cost effective and, quite simply, gets buildings constructed faster. Since 1997, Citadel Contractors has grown into an industry leader in tilt-up construction projects throughout the Southeastern United States.
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Based in Apex, North Carolina outside Raleigh, Citadel has a vast array of awards and certifications that demonstrate why the company is an expert in tilt-up construction. Company Vice President Jason Swagert spoke to Business in Focus about what has made the company so successful.

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