June 2015

A Hidden Gem in the Greater Houston AreaTexas City, Texas

A Hidden Gem in the Greater Houston Area

Texas City, Texas

Located on the shores of Galveston Bay about 35 miles from Houston, the City of Texas City has long been known as an industrial powerhouse. Thanks to growth in Greater Houston and the Galveston Bay Area, Texas City is presently undergoing a renaissance and is poised to attract even more businesses and residents to the area.

Fighting for the Franchise IndustryInternational Franchise Association

Fighting for the Franchise Industry

International Franchise Association

Time and time again, franchising has proved to be a winning business model. “There is a reason that franchising has outpaced growth of the overall U.S. economy for the past five years,” says International Franchise Association (IFA) President & CEO Steve Caldeira. “It’s a time-tested and proven business model and if you follow the template correctly and you work very hard, then you are going to be successful, more often than not.”

High-Visibility Clothing for Your Safety NeedsM.L. Kishigo

High-Visibility Clothing for Your Safety Needs

M.L. Kishigo

For over 40 years, M.L. Kishigo has designed safety and high-visibility apparel built to last. As the industry leader of high-visibility apparel, the company continues to design and develop products dedicated to ensuring the safety of workers across a variety of industries. We spoke with CEO Greg Hayward to find out more about the company and its plans for the future.

Over 160 Years Dedicated to Safety and ServiceN.H. Bragg

Over 160 Years Dedicated to Safety and Service

N.H. Bragg

An emphasis on safety and a conservative approach to growth are just two of the many reasons N.H. Bragg has been so successful since its beginnings in 1854. Focusing on excellent customer service to help provide ideas, products and services that reduce costs and streamline the purchasing process for clients means that N.H. Bragg has been able to provide businesses with the tools and equipment they need to operate successfully.

Igniting Passion and Empowering ChangeAbsolute Change Management

Igniting Passion and Empowering Change

Absolute Change Management

Absolute Change Management was founded in 1999 and formally incorporated in 2002, by Dave Peters who was then joined by partner Dave Muir. Much different than the typical, sometimes top heavy, change management organizations and consultancies, the company is lean, built upon a philosophy that “recognizes that people are a large part of all business processes; that good relationships make processes work well.”

The Right Fit for Industrial WorkersIronclad Performance Wear

The Right Fit for Industrial Workers

Ironclad Performance Wear

Gloves that offer protection and performance for industrial operations can be hard to find. Since 1998, Ironclad Performance Wear has become a world leader in glove technology, providing workers around the globe gloves they can rely on to perform difficult duties in the toughest environments, protect their hands, and get the job done.

Health & Wellness Consulting SolutionsBravo Wellness

Health & Wellness Consulting Solutions

Bravo Wellness

Implementing wellness incentives and programs that enhance the lives of employees and control costs has become increasingly important for many businesses. Meeting this need since 2008, Bravo Wellness provides companies with innovative approaches to administering such programs to ensure workers are living their best lives and employers are investing wisely.

Caring and Competing24Hr HomeCare

Caring and Competing

24Hr HomeCare

As California’s largest private and most reliable home care company, 24Hr HomeCare has experienced significant growth and now serves thousands of clients. With the goal of helping individuals regain health, wellbeing and independence, 24Hr HomeCare’s team of Caregivers is committed to providing world-class care and companionship. Clients are helped with activities of daily living (ADL) and other non-medical home care needs as well as transportation.

Fitness with PunchTitle Boxing Club

Fitness with Punch

Title Boxing Club

Fitness fads come and go (does anyone remember Tae Bo?), but it takes a tried and true method to have staying power. Coming to a suburb and or major city centre near you is Title Boxing Club. The “fitness club with a punch” has a solid business plan that has undergone massive expansion within a few short years.

Serving Major Oilfield CompaniesTutle & Tutle Trucking, Inc.

Serving Major Oilfield Companies

Tutle & Tutle Trucking, Inc.

Filling the demand for fracking sand and other essential oilfield products requires trucking companies that have large, well-maintained vehicles, highly-experienced operators, superior customer service and an unparalleled record for safety. These factors, and many others, are reasons why oilfield customers keep coming back to Tutle & Tutle Trucking, Inc.

A Billion Dollar GoalAustin Exploration

A Billion Dollar Goal

Austin Exploration

Austin Exploration is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of onshore oil. Founded in Australia in 2006, the company soon shifted its focus to the United States to take advantage of new opportunities. “We were just starting to see the emergence of the unconventional plays,” remembers COO/Executive Director Guy Goudy.

Managing WaterEmco Waterworks

Managing Water

Emco Waterworks

With more than 40 locations across Canada, Emco Waterworks is the nation’s largest waterworks distributor. The company carries an exhaustive list of pipe, valves and fitting product lines and has become the go-to supplier for a range of specialized waterworks management projects.



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