October 2019

Powered Up – Rock-Solid Repair for Turbines, Generators and Motors

Powered Up – Rock-Solid Repair for Turbines, Generators and Motors

NorthPoint Technical Services

When a service company has someone in the office taking calls on Christmas Eve, that’s a plus. And when the company can get a team to work over the Christmas holiday to make an important repair – that’s going above and beyond. Paul Crawford, CEO of NorthPoint Technical Services, tells the story.

Automation Systems for the Present and the Future

Automation Systems for the Present and the Future

Conveyco Technology

Automation is the new frontier in manufacturing and supply chain management. But how do businesses get up to speed? Conveyco Technology is a renowned automation and efficiency systems integrator that designs and tailors automation systems to each client’s present and future needs.

Heating for the Long Haul

Biothermic

Counterintuitive as it may seem at first, wood energy is becoming one of Canada’s hottest and most affordable go-to fuels when it comes to the effective heating of indoor human habitats. A leader in this field, Biothermic brings Austrian brilliance to modern wood burning across the country.

Saving Time and Money

AES Drilling Fluids

Specially engineered and formulated fluid systems perform a vital role in oilfield drilling, so AES Drilling Fluids, LLC (AES) provides a full range of products used across U.S. shale plays. The company’s suite of innovative products and systems saves its customers time and money.

A New Player in Oil and Gas Service

A New Player in Oil and Gas Service

Prolium Industries

Until alternative and renewable energy options can be made more affordable and effective, petroleum remains modern society’s most feasible option. Yet safe and environmentally conscious storage, both for oil and its by-products, is a persistent issue.

The Freshest Taste

The Freshest Taste

Northampton Growers Produce Sales

For Calvert Cullen, working the soil is in his blood. “My family came here from Scotland in 1680, and, of course, we’ve been in agriculture the whole time,” says Cullen, co-owner along with Steve McCready of Northampton Growers Produce Sales, Inc. “I came to Northampton Growers in 1990, and Steve was at Northampton growers starting in 1980.”

80 Years of Excellence in Farming

80 Years of Excellence in Farming

Eighty years of history is certainly something to brag about – especially since the VanSingel Farms business has been in the same area of Grant, Michigan since its inception. This third-generation, family-run leader in fresh produce has been a staple of quality for decades. This year has been exciting and full of healthy-looking crops, and we spoke with Cal VanSingel, one of the three brothers who own and run the company, to find out more.

Creating a Place for Community to Thrive

Creating a Place for Community to Thrive

SOMO Village

Once upon a time, not so long ago and not in a land far away, towns were built around a central commercial core. People walked to work and school, knew their neighbors, shopped for local produce, and enjoyed community in the town square.

Open for Business

Open for Business

Montana West Economic Development

The rugged, romantic beauty of Montana has forged a special place in the heart of America. Now Flathead County, Montana, is forging a special place for America’s business in Montana, with its pioneer tradition of hard work and business support at every level.

Developing a Workforce for the Technology Sector

Developing a Workforce for the Technology Sector

Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Forsyth County in the state of Georgia has a current population of approximately 235,000 people and is rapidly growing at an average of 4.27 percent every year. It is consistently among the top one hundred fastest-growing counties in the United States, and this is driven primarily by well-educated, affluent immigrants from India moving into the community to work in the advanced technology centers.

Say Yes to Weatherford

Say Yes to Weatherford

Weatherford Economic Development

People are indeed saying ‘Yes!’ to Weatherford, the fastest-growing city in the U.S., which according to the U.S. Census Bureau grew by 1.6 percent in 2017 alone. Weatherford, (population 11,832) is located in western Oklahoma’s Custer County, fifty miles from Oklahoma City on Interstate 40, with the famed Route 66 passing right through it. This is a safe community that offers small-town friendliness along with a pro-business attitude.

The Home of Advanced Agricultural Technology

The Home of Advanced Agricultural Technology

City of Lexington, KY

Finding the perfect spot to relocate a business is not always an easy task, except when dealing with the City of Lexington in central Kentucky. This unique place is run by people who have secured a great future for this up-and-coming new technology hub of the south.

A Workforce that Works, a Setting that Enchants

A Workforce that Works, a Setting that Enchants

Butler County, PA

In Butler County, Pennsylvania, the Community Development Corporation (CDC) has vowed to promote skilled trades and develop a great local workforce, promoting growth and providing new business and established industry with professional, skilled labor. It’s working already.

Ripe with Opportunity

Ripe with Opportunity

Craven County, NC

Craven County, North Carolina, is a coastal Atlantic community rich in history, economically diverse and ripe with opportunity. The Craven 100 Alliance, uniting the public and private sectors, is working to build the community an economic development engine.

Meet the Perennials

Meet the Perennials

Skilled, Willing & Able

We’ve heard about robotics and Artificial Intelligence taking over the workplace, but what about one of the fastest growing segment of all – senior workers?

Blue Gold

How the Skilled Trades are Shoring Up Today’s Workforce

North America is experiencing a significant skills shortage. In the past, those with a post-secondary education – a degree – had great leverage in terms of their employability. Recently, the situation has been largely reversed.

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