December 2018

Superior Service Built on Strong Values

Superior Service Built on Strong Values

Fort McKay Logistics LP

Providing warehousing and logistics services from its head office in Edmonton and a secondary location in Fort McKay, Fort McKay Logistics is a growing and ever-evolving presence in the warehousing, transportation, procurement and supply chain business. Today, the company has the capacity and expertise to move goods from anywhere in the world by air, marine, rail, and truck.
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As Chief Executive Officer of the Fort McKay Group of Companies, Mathieu Leger, says, “By choosing Fort McKay Logistics for your supply chain management needs, not only are you supporting our business, but you are also supporting the community of Fort McKay First Nation. Chief Jim Boucher of Fort McKay First Nation sits on the board as chairman of Fort McKay Group of Companies and is dedicated to the business that helps to support the Fort McKay community. Profits made by Fort McKay Logistics go back into the community of Fort McKay to support community centres such as the Heath Care Centre, Youth Centre, Radio Station, and the brand new, state of the art Riverside/Sonisipihk/Des k’e gah Care Facility.”

Big Projects, Big Breakthroughs

Big Projects, Big Breakthroughs

Nationwide Boiler

Big things are happening at Nationwide Boiler, Incorporated. The Fremont, California-based company sells and rents boilers, temporary steam plants, trailer-mounted mobile watertube and firetube boilers, and other boiler-related equipment. Since Business in Focus profiled the firm in October 2017, Nationwide has completed their first acquisition, introduced an industry-leading technology for their rental fleet, and signed on to multiple projects involving mammoth-scale equipment.
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“We have some exciting news on the rental side. We are currently renting three 200,000-pound-per-hour boilers for a project in Saudi Arabia. The first unit has arrived, while the others are currently in transit. It is the largest rental project in our fifty-one-year history,” states Nationwide President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Day. “These boilers weigh over one hundred tons each, and the shipping logistics are very complex.”

Safety First

Safety First

Troax, Inc. and Folding Guard

Troax, Inc. has been in business for over sixty years as the top manufacturer of mesh panels used for safety fencing and industrial partitioning. Its products are used in applications from automotive to manufacturing. After listening to its customers, Troax helps them meet their safety, security and storage goals through quality, innovation, and design.
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The company was founded by the Axelsson brothers in a shed at the family farm in Tyngel, Sweden in 1955. The business has grown from making products by hand to being a highly automated and highly successful international entity with sales offices and distribution points in over thirty-eight countries and headquarters in Hillerstorp, Sweden.

Setting the Standard in Flexible Automated Assembly

Setting the Standard in Flexible Automated Assembly

Transformix Engineering Inc.

While there are many integrators in the automated assembly market, Transformix Engineering Inc. is a truly innovative designer and manufacturer of highly flexible machines that leverage precise technology, proprietary software, and a blend of continuous motion and indexed motion techniques to transport components for assembly faster than ever.
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Transformix Engineering provides solutions to clients in various industries. It produces automated machinery that has proven repeatability and performance that blows its competition out of the water, and does so with a smaller footprint, virtually redefining what is possible in the automated assembly space.

A Leading Innovator & Manufacturer in Custom Wire, Cable and Component Protection

A Leading Innovator & Manufacturer in Custom Wire, Cable and Component Protection

The Zippertubing Company

Businesses around the world depend on The Zippertubing Company to tackle virtually any issue with their electrical wiring or components, including electromagnetic interference, heat or chafing, with protective solutions that are tailored to each customer’s needs.
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The Zippertubing Company, an ISO 9001, IATF 16949 certificate holder, is a Chandler, Arizona-based multinational that specializes in providing versatile protection for wire, cable and tubing. The industries it serves include aerospace and defense, automotive – with an A+ VDA rating from Volkswagen – appliances, transportation, power and utility, sustainable energy, and more.

New Technology and Old-Fashioned Quality Come Together at Tejas Tubular

New Technology and Old-Fashioned Quality Come Together at Tejas Tubular

Tejas Tubular

Oilfield supplier Tejas Tubular Products, Inc. manufactures American Petroleum Institute (API) tubing, couplings, and pup joints, among other products. Currently, the company is embarking on its third endeavor with robotics to improve upon the speed and safety of manufacturing. This includes the invention and application of new technology to help the robots operate at full potential.
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Maximo Tejeda Senior has experienced firsthand the ups and downs of the petroleum industry, but as a now seasoned veteran, he has learned the intricacies of riding these waves to success. He started as a co-op student with Midwest Steel in 1970, and here he began a career as an industrial engineer working out of Portage, Indiana. He soon after found himself working at a tubular plant for National Pipe and Tube Liberty Texas. While the plant came to a close in 1982, this gave him his first taste of the industry, and in 1990, he started the company he oversees to this day.

Tried and Tested

Tried and Tested

Sekisui Diagnostics

One rarely thinks about the mind-blowing amount of technology that goes into creating accurate medical diagnostics. These tests can be those performed in a laboratory (like when you get your blood drawn) or in a rapid format, also known as point-of-care tests. Both types of tests aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of a broad range of conditions from flu to strep throat, pregnancy, cholesterol levels and liver function. Luckily, there is an international diagnostics giant that does think about it. Sekisui Diagnostics produces rapid tests and reagents so doctors can improve health and even save lives.
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The industry stalwart has been a trusted supplier of next-generation diagnostic technology for over 35 years. This past summer, its new HbA1c diabetes test achieved FDA clearance. The hemoglobin A1C test is a very important blood test used in the diagnosis of this potentially life-threatening condition.

This Handcrafted Italian Picture Frame Manufacturer Demonstrates the Importance of Workplace Culture

This Handcrafted Italian Picture Frame Manufacturer Demonstrates the Importance of Workplace Culture

Roma Moulding

Roma Moulding is the world leader in wholesale manufacturing of quality, handcrafted Italian picture frames, and it distributes its products around the globe. The thirty-four-year-old business was incorporated in September 1984 in a classic immigrant success story.
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Two brothers and a brother in law had separate jobs before the company was founded, and one was a photographer who sold framed photos at his studio. John Gareri worked for his brother-in-law part-time to help with the framing and had an idea to increase the value of the frames.

Power the Future Through People, Process and Passion

Power the Future Through People, Process and Passion

Power Grid Engineering, LLC

Power Grid Engineering, LLC (PGE), a Qualus Power Services Company, is an electric utility services firm specializing in substation design, field testing and commissioning and consultation for investor-owned utilities.
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A full-service firm, PGE’s clients turn to the organization for comprehensive solutions and consultation expertise within the power systems industry. Throughout the years, the company’s services have expanded to include four new service lines, power systems seminars, three regional offices and an employee base of over 300.

Built to Last

Built to Last

MB Kit Systems

Conveniently located at Ohio’s Akron Fulton International Airport, MB Kit Systems Inc. is the largest U.S. design integrator of extruded aluminum framing applications using extrusion profiles and components. Over the years, the dedicated leaders at MB Kit Systems have worked to build a dependable company that provides outstanding service to both its customers and its community.
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MB Kit Systems’ solutions are used in a range of industrial applications, including material handling, machine enclosures, hard guarding, ergonomic workstations, linear motion, structures/framing, and machine/routing services. Using only the highest quality aluminum framing and components, MB Kit Systems consistently exceeds its customers’ expectations in its mission to provide full-service structural framing solutions.

Solving the Global Water Crisis with High Recovery, Minimum Energy Water Systems

Solving the Global Water Crisis with High Recovery, Minimum Energy Water Systems

Magna Imperio Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Texas, Magna Imperio Systems Corporation (MIS) has developed technology that efficiently and cost effectively can purify water sources. Its proprietary systems transform saltwater into clean, safe water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene, and the company has worked on water projects for military deployments as well as municipal and industrial uses.
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MIS is focused on being the highest recovery, minimum energy water-treatment company in a green, and sustainable way to shift the perspective for how the entire market looks at water. To make the biggest impact, MIS concentrates on industrial-scale projects that provide between ten thousand and 100 million gallons of water a day. MIS has no plans on slowing down until it reaches the 1.8 billion people around the world who currently lack access to clean drinking water.

Firm Expands from Fertilizer Industry to Become a Global Process Engineering and Manufacturing Leader

Firm Expands from Fertilizer Industry to Become a Global Process Engineering and Manufacturing Leader

FEECO International, Inc.

When FEECO International, Inc. was first established in the early 1950s, the company provided products and services exclusively for the fertilizer market. Today, the company still services the fertilizer industry, but now works in nearly every market imaginable, serving companies around the world.
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FEECO supplies a wide variety of solutions and services centered around thermal processing, agglomeration, material transformation and material handling. Within these categories, their offerings cover the entire spectrum of industrial processing needs, from batch and pilot testing, process and product development, and engineering, to custom equipment design and manufacturing. The company further supports clients through commissioning and installation support, operator training, and aftermarket services such as process and equipment audits and optimization, retrofits, maintenance, and spare parts. Toll manufacturing services are also available.

Meeting the Needs of a Connected World

Meeting the Needs of a Connected World

Comstar Technologies

The future is a technological one, and the evidence is all around us as computers are society’s most vital tools. So many aspects of our lives and businesses rely on the continued function of multiple computers across different networks. To keep these running, Comstar Technologies of West Chester, Pennsylvania has risen to the challenge. Comstar has been navigating the realms of telephony and IT support for thirty years.
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Comstar originated as a father-son venture in 1988 with a focus in telephone wiring and private branch exchange (PBX) telephone systems. As technological advances started taking off in the nineties, the company needed to adjust. By 1996, it was further pushing commercial based telephony. At the end of the nineties, the company was getting into voice and data cabling while assessing the key changes needed to serve a world becoming more and more dependent on computers as it entered the new millennium.

Achieving Excellence

Achieving Excellence

Cenero

Malvern, Pennsylvania-headquartered Cenero LLC is approaching twenty successful years of leading the way in integrating audiovisual (AV) and other business communications. The company provides clients with total audiovisual solutions from design and installation to service.
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Chris Henry is unafraid of business challenges. He is an aerospace engineer with a master’s degree in physics who previously worked for a venture group within a large publicly-traded company, which started with fewer than ten people and soon grew to over a thousand.

Where Luxury Meets Technology

Where Luxury Meets Technology

Aeronux Airways

It was less than 10 years ago that the luxury flight industry changed forever. The digitization of the market has fundamentally altered the way that custom air travel is booked and managed, and Aeronux Airways is leading that change.
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Founded in 2012, Aeronux Airways is the most sophisticated and advanced broker of private jets for hire. Now listed as #6 on this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the top fastest growing private companies in America, Aeronux Airways is known for combining its intricate knowledge of the elite charter aviation client with the modern function of a lean IT firm.

Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home

The Lixi Group

Driven by experience and a desire to please, The Lixi Group believes every one of its guests is special and deserves the best possible treatment. Staying in one of the Group’s multiple locations for one night, a week or even longer, guests of well-known and respected brands such as Marriott, Hilton and Starwood are afforded the ultimate respect. This has resulted in a strong, loyal customer base, and a badge of pride for The Lixi Group’s Michael Percaccio.
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“One of the things I’m very proud of with all our assets is our repeat clientele base,” says Percaccio, Lixi Group’s Vice President of Operations. “That’s something at Lixi we promote, and the expectation from our property teams is to really create a home away from home for our guests. We believe in true hospitality, and we want to create an environment for the guests where they come and feel like they are at home.”

Quality Care that Comes to You

Quality Care that Comes to You

Intrepid USA

The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing to accommodate everyone’s needs. Home healthcare and hospice care has evolved to the point that a long trip to the hospital can be avoided to a certain extent. Intrepid USA is on the cutting edge of health care delivered to your home, no matter where it is. We spoke with Chief Executive Officer John M. Kunysz.
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“We are in twenty states, with a couple of thousand employees, spread primarily over the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys, in the Southeast, up through the Mid-Atlantic, with the exclusion of Florida. We concentrate on the sparsely populated areas of the U.S.,” says John.

Number One Priority: Patient Safety in the Operating Room

Number One Priority: Patient Safety in the Operating Room

Advance Medical Designs

When you’re scheduled for surgery, the last thing you want to worry about is getting an infection when you’re in the hospital. Superbugs like MRSA and C.Diff can be dangerous, and germs can potentially infect a surgical wound when your body is at its most vulnerable. That’s why operating room and equipment sterilization saves lives.
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Bottom line: Anthony Cottone and his team at Advance Medical Designs have spent almost 35 years making patient safety a priority in hospitals and care facilities. That’s something to be proud of, he says, along with the fact that many of his employees have been with his company since day one.

A Family Dynasty Packed with Brand Name Quality

A Family Dynasty Packed with Brand Name Quality

Sahlen Packing Co.

Reaching the milestone of 150 years as a family-owned business is no easy feat. In fact, the companies that manage to do so are to be commended for doing something right. Most do not manage to reach beyond the second or third generation. The Sahlen Packing Co. is one exception.
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In 1869, a century and a half back through the mists of time, the city of Buffalo, New York, saw a number of notable events. The city hosted the first annual Industrial Exposition and Samuel Clemens – better known as Mark Twain – arrived to begin his post as editor of the Buffalo Morning Express.

Established Roots Sown in Quality

Established Roots Sown in Quality

Morada Produce

Quality is derived from a genuine, committed and resourceful approach to ensure the production and delivery of the very best. This is the long-held philosophy to which the Foppiano family adheres as owners and operators of Morada Produce, established in 1998 in the district of Morada in northern California’s San Joaquin County.
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The Foppiano farming heritage extends back to the time of the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. It was owner, Henry J. (Skip) Foppiano III’s great-grandparents who moved into the region from Italy during the 1800s, purchased land, and planted their first orchard. Their farming expertise and experience enabled the family to secure the Morada brand to this day.

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