November 2017

The Profession that Addresses Overall Well-Being

The Profession that Addresses Overall Well-Being

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) has approximately 14,000 members to date, comprised of physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, businesses and those in academia. These are in fifteen specialized divisions, and there is a branch in each province and territory.
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Health is the greatest of human blessings Hippocrates once said. No one would deny this as being a universal truth. Good health leads to more fulfilling lives and overall happiness. To be blessed with good health is not a guarantee at birth. It takes a conscientious effort and a real desire to maintain the whole body system at its optimum level.

Twenty Years of Innovative Patient Care

Twenty Years of Innovative Patient Care

Blake Woods Medical Park Surgery Center

Blake Woods Medical Park Surgery Center is a private, physician-owned-and-designed outpatient healthcare center in Jackson, Michigan that has been recognized internationally for its commitment to providing excellent, timely and affordable patient care. Blake Woods Medical Park Surgery Center was founded in April 1997 and offers a range of medical services including ophthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry and general surgery.
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Throughout the years, Blake Woods Medical Park Surgery Center has pioneered procedures and technology to provide its patients with world-class medical and surgical services in a safe, calm and hospitable setting. In 1998, it was one of the first surgical centers to be accredited by not-for-profit The Joint Commission which certifies American healthcare organizations and programs. Blake Woods Medical Park Surgery Center’s accreditation means it is held to the same standards as a hospital.

Honest Cannabis Distribution

Honest Cannabis Distribution

Artemis Link

“At Artemis Link, our mission is to provide a service to the industry that’s rooted in craft, quality and integrity. Our motto is ‘Honest Distribution’ because we pride ourselves on the relationships we cultivate and the transparency we offer to our farm and processor partners,” says Whitney Hobbs, the owner of Artemis Link.
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Oregon has a long history of cannabis cultivation. In 1998, Oregon was the second state, after California, to legalize medical use of cannabis. It was a long fought battle that involved navigating the resistance of people who feared the stigma of cannabis and who were fed negative rhetoric for decades during prohibition. There were concerns about the product being diverted to other states and becoming more readily available to the youth in the area. It took a long time to build the proper framework and support that allowed people to be at ease with the process and to craft a bill that was considerate of their fears surrounding cannabis legalization. Nearly two decades later, Oregon has moved from a state in which cannabis is legal for medical purposes to one in which it is also legal for adult recreational use.

Elevating the Standard for Health and Wellness

Elevating the Standard for Health and Wellness

Viva Pharmaceutical

Viva Pharmaceutical Inc. is the largest and most dynamic manufacturer of pharmaceutical and natural health care products in British Columbia, Canada. The company has over twenty years of experience bringing together carefully selected raw materials that are guaranteed to be of the highest quality to formulate extensively tested health and wellness solutions.
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Founded in 1994 by Jason Ko, a pharmacist with immense knowledge and experience, Viva Pharmaceutical has become a leader in the contract manufacturing and private labelling market. It also has own line of branded natural health care supplements: Viva Nutraceuticals.

First Responders You Can Count On

First Responders You Can Count On

MedicOne Medical Response

In times of crisis, such as extreme weather events, people and communities are left vulnerable and in need of emergency medical services (EMS). The team at MedicOne Medical Response is ready to spring into action with experience, resources and a passion for quality patient care when it is needed the most.
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MedicOne Medical Response has facilities throughout the United States and is relied upon year-round. Just as emergencies and crisis situations take no holidays, the same can be said about the company and its team of professionals.

Focusing on Excellent Care

Focusing on Excellent Care

Neighbors Emergency Center

Neighbors Emergency Center is a freestanding emergency room with twenty-eight locations across Texas. It was originally started by eight doctors wanting to change the way emergency room medicine is given and focuses on patients’ needs and quality care.
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Neighbors Emergency Center opened its first location in 2008. “A group of eight doctors, most of which were working for good and varying hospitals in Houston, saw this possibility, came together and decided to open up a freestanding emergency room (ER),” says Neighbors Emergency Center Chief Operating Officer Bruce McVeigh.

Going the Extra Mile for Customers and Manufacturing the Future Since 1983

Going the Extra Mile for Customers and Manufacturing the Future Since 1983

Cameron Manufacturing and Design

Cameron Manufacturing and Design is a manufacturing company specializing in custom machinery, metal fabrication, and weldments. The company also offers a variety of engineering services. It is a one-stop fabrication, manufacturing, and machining house that can handle small to large scale production runs, turnkey projects, and more. But what truly makes the company unique is its capacity to solve challenging problems for customers.
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Cameron Manufacturing and Design was founded in 1983 as a small weld shop and installation company providing on-site services and metal fabrication solutions. In the beginning, the company consisted of four people; today it has grown to employ more than 230. The company’s primary facility is in Horseheads, New York, and it also has a smaller off-site facility.

Building a Greener Future

Building a Greener Future

Schiller Grounds Care

Under the guidance of company President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Cappucci, Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. is growing to expand service to customers in the demanding lawn and garden care industry. The company is committed to the superior and innovative design, quality engineering, manufacturing and marketing of some of the finest outdoor power equipment on the market. Many Schiller Grounds Care commercial mowers, debris management products and home gardening implements are literally used worldwide.
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Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. was formed on January 1, 2009, when Schiller-Pfeiffer, Inc. merged with Commercial Grounds Care, Inc., combining almost a century’s worth of in-depth lawn and garden care engineering and manufacturing knowledge. At the time, each company manufactured a smaller range of grounds care, landscaping, gardening and turf care products. Classen, Little Wonder and Mantis brands were made by Schiller-Pfeiffer, while BOB-CAT, Ryan and Steiner were brands of Commercial Grounds Care.

Perform, Protect

Perform, Protect

Propell

Propell has become one of North America’s leading producers of oilfield equipment. In addition to making equipment for oil and gas extraction, Propell offers refurbishment, training and after-sales support services. The company is proud of its products, technological edge and rigorous adherence to safety and quality.
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Much of what Propell makes is used for ‘hydraulic fracturing’ – that is to say, extracting gas and oil from formations of shale rock. ‘Fracking’ as the process is commonly called, involves high-pressure injections of fluid (generally, water, sand and other materials) into the ground to fracture the rock in order to extract the oil and gas.

An SME Transformation Effort in Pursuit of Industry 4.0

An SME Transformation Effort in Pursuit of Industry 4.0

Kilmarnock Enterprise

When Kilmarnock Enterprise attended the world’s largest industrial trade fair (Hannover Messe) in Germany in April 2017, the firm really began to understand the tremendous impact that Industry 4.0 would have on its future. Coined by the Germans back in 2011, Industry 4.0 (or what some are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution) was not even a concept up until then…
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Six years later, Kilmarnock Enterprise and many of its manufacturing clients are now seeing an enormous amount of disruption happening, whereby data has emerged as the ‘new oil’ – a shift that will reshape the competitive landscape of manufacturing firms all over the world.

How the World Gets to the Water

How the World Gets to the Water

EZ Loader Boat Trailers

Since 1953, EZ Loader Boat Trailers has been a leader in manufacturing boat trailers throughout the world. Serving as a one-stop shop for recreational boat trailers, EZ Loader manufactures them for nearly every boat and body of water.
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From its humble beginnings, EZ Loader Boat Trailers has become a respected marine industry leader due to its dedication to high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service.

Expertise for 120 Years

Expertise for 120 Years

Selas

Selas is a leading manufacturer of combustion components and combustion systems that aims to be the worldwide market choice as a leading-edge, one-stop provider for all combustion technologies.
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The company was founded in Germany in 1896 as a manufacturer of gas lamps for street lighting but has gone through many significant transformations. In the 1930s, having seen a great deal of success in the European market, it expanded its reach by opening its first facility in the United States and adapted its operation to suit the American market by refocusing on the development of combustion technologies for various ovens and furnaces.

High Quality, Innovative Kitchen Appliances

High Quality, Innovative Kitchen Appliances

Blendtec

The ‘Will It Blend?’ viral marketing campaign demonstrates the strength of Blendtec blenders by blending an assortment of unusual items. In the series of online videos, Blendtec founder Tom Dickson is known to have blended items such as marbles, golf balls and cellphones to show how powerful the machine is. The series began eleven years ago and Tom still travels the globe today blending odd items.
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Tom Dickson received a blender as a wedding present in 1968, and as an engineer, he deduced that even the best blenders on the market did not last long enough and could be of a higher quality. “It just didn’t last very long. It had plastic couplings, rubber here and there, and it wasn’t very reliable – no ball bearings in the motor, no ball bearings in the jar. And so I said, ‘Someday I’m going to produce blenders and appliances that will benefit the world and be indestructible,’” says Tom, the founder and CEO of Blendtec.

Turnkey Solutions

Turnkey Solutions

ProcessBarron

ProcessBarron provides engineering, manufacturing and turnkey installation services to all types of industries including pulp and paper, power, biomass, steel, cement, and lime. It primarily constructs air handling systems and bulk material handling systems to assist mechanical processes that involve fabrication.
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There are three main areas of focus for the company: firstly, air handling, which entails directing air and gas into specific areas including equipment such as fans, dampers, expansion joints, mechanical dust collectors, air heaters and duct systems; secondly, ash handling, which involves organizing the ash residue left over from combustion, which comprises ash collection, storage, conditioning, and unloading; and lastly, fuel handling ensures that extra fuel is not wasted by organizing its flow, through equipment for fuel storage reclaim conveyors and metering systems. The company’s turnkey approach is exemplified further in its field services department, which is responsible for installing and maintaining its equipment, providing service from concept to completion.

Advanced Intermodal Equipment for All Needs

Advanced Intermodal Equipment for All Needs

Pratt Industries

Skillful engineering, state-of-the-art designs, quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service are just a few of the hallmarks that have made Pratt Industries, Inc. a true American success story. The business was created by Bob Pratt, working with his son Bill and began with a vision to work diligently and become one of the best-known manufacturers of advanced intermodal equipment in the world. More than forty years later, the company is still growing.
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Pratt Industries’ trailers boast the greatest resale value in the industry, and the company continues to add new products. It welcomes inquiries from customers to discuss the best model options for specific needs in any category.

A Bright Future

A Bright Future

STANDARD Products

STANDARD Products is a Canadian-based lighting company. This full-line lamp and fixture manufacturer serves the Canadian market from coast to coast, with a passion for saving energy.
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STANDARD started as a lightbulb supplier and manufacturer. “We basically brought in lightbulbs for the market, and with time and technology, things evolved, and today we offer a full line of lamps and ballasts, as well as lighting fixtures,” says STANDARD Executive Vice President Jason Prevost. “In the last five years, we have made a significant transformation to our business and our business model, transitioning the organization from a lamp company to a fixture company.”

The Technologies that Drive Our Lives

The Technologies that Drive Our Lives

Toppan USA

Japan’s Toppan Printing has been in business since 1900. It is the largest printing company in the world with sales of 1,431,595 million Japanese yen as of March 2017. It is also the parent company of several Toppan companies in North America.
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Toppan got its start by employing the latest printing technology at that time, called Erhört letterpress technology, which delivered high definition print quality, and was an effective method to combat counterfeiting, making it the ideal medium to print bank notes and postage stamps.

Engineered Industrial Baking Solutions

Engineered Industrial Baking Solutions

Stewart Systems

Stewart Systems is a manufacturer of high-volume bread and bun baking equipment. The company manufactures industry-leading equipment for customers who supply some of the biggest and busiest grocery stores and fast food restaurants – end users that require the capacity to produce large quantities. The company’s machines can make over 150 loaves of bread or 1000 buns per minute…
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Stewart Systems is recognized in the industry as a trusted supplier of machines that represent the leading edge of baking technology. It stands behind every product it sells by offering support services throughout the lifecycle and even longer as customers expand through upgrades and the integration of new equipment.

A Business Road less Traveled

A Business Road less Traveled

Tuson Corporation

Tuson Corporation is a custom manufacturer of components, assemblies, and subassemblies for the hydraulics, transportation, and electric motor industries. The company was founded in 1987 by Roger Tu after overcoming a long and harrowing string of obstacles.
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Having visited America in 1976, Tu was immediately captivated by its architectural beauty and cordial culture and decided to make it his home. After struggling for some time, trying to find work and firm footing, Tu began to take notice of how significant the Japanese manufacturing industry was becoming to the American business landscape.

An Established Wisconsin Company Continues its Leading Edge Fluid Power Innovation

An Established Wisconsin Company Continues its Leading Edge Fluid Power Innovation

Fluid System Components’ (FSC) products range from motors to pumps, air regulators, gear boxes, cylinders, valves and compressors. The company also offers engineering support and in-house and on-site repairs, among other services. Industrial markets served include food and beverage, heavy industry, machine tools, medical and paper machinery. Mobile sectors served include aerial devices, defense, snow and ice removal, truck equipment, fire/airport/emergency, construction and agriculture.
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It is a busy time for Fluid System Components (FSC), a leading manufacturer and distributor of fluid power products and solutions for the industrial and mobile equipment sectors in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. On September 14, the firm held an open house at its De Pere, Wisconsin headquarters. Officially called Power & Control – Technology Day, the event allowed the growing company to show off its products and services for clients and the public alike. “We want our customers to actually see what our technical capabilities are, and to have them on-site is always beneficial to them and to us,” states President Len Boerboom.

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