June 2018

Innovative Products, Solutions and ServicesDrake Controls

Innovative Products, Solutions and Services

Drake Controls

Drake Controls is an authorized full-service distributor and service partner for Woodward, Inc. specializing in delivering complete machinery governing and protection solutions for industrial applications. As a Woodward Recognized Engine and Turbine Retrofit (RER and RTR) partner, Drake Controls delivers fully integrated control and protection systems for engine driven generator sets as well as steam and gas turbine driven machinery trains.

Safety First, AlwaysCreating a Safety Culture

Safety First, Always

Creating a Safety Culture

There is not an industry or sector in which safety is not critical. Regardless of whether it is a construction company, retail or service provider, industrial manufacturer or food service firm, the safety of employees and customers should always be a priority.

Safe and SoberThe Risks of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

Safe and Sober

The Risks of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

From white collar offices to blue collar manufacturing and everything in between, workers worldwide deal with stress every day. Some are able to handle it through positive outlets like exercising, hobbies, socializing, or spending time with family, while others unfortunately turn to drinking or drugs.

Changing Consumer PerceptionsThe National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association

Changing Consumer Perceptions

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association

Grocery bills are rising, and households are busier than ever, making many consumers recognize the convenience, choice and cost savings that come from frozen and refrigerated foods. Sales and selection in the frozen and dairy aisles of grocery stores continue to grow for reasons ranging from consumers seeing the benefits of portion control to generating less waste and having healthier meal and snack options. Under the leadership of President and Chief Executive Officer Skip Shaw, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Inc. (NFRA) serves as the voice of the industry.

Where Natural Beauty Meets Opportunity

Shenandoah County, VA

The Shenandoah County Tourism and Economic Development department oversees both tourism and economic development in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Entrepreneurial development, tourism development and agricultural development are all key players in driving the county’s economy in addition to traditional industry and manufacturing, and combining the offices enables the organization to focus on diverse business factors. The county has a broad range of businesses, which has helped to keep the economy strong over the years.

Think Orange — Think Success!Orange County, VA

Think Orange — Think Success!

Orange County, VA

Business owners and investors in Orange County, Virginia truly have it all. They benefit from a business-friendly climate, a skilled workforce, low tax rates, excellent transportation links, and a strategic location offering easy access to major cities, airports, ports, higher education facilities, and business and consumer markets. It’s no wonder Phil Geer, Director of Economic Development for the county, is saying everyone should ‘Think Orange’.

The Life You’ve Imagined Works HereYork County, VA

The Life You’ve Imagined Works Here

York County, VA

Luxury comes in many forms. Especially when your work and lifestyle are equally rich – as is the case in York County, with its four spectacularly beautiful seasons, just enough snow to keep the kids entertained, over 200 miles of Virginia coastline, and robust infrastructure, all creating a fertile business landscape that is backed up by great quality of life, top schools, and public safety.

The Rural Community Committed to Workforce DevelopmentKing George County, VA

The Rural Community Committed to Workforce Development

King George County, VA

Conveniently located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, along one of the largest rivers on the Atlantic Coast, lies the rustic community of King George County. With a population of about 25,000 people – and a density of 93 people per square mile – the rural setting marks the perfect spot for business owners looking for a conveniently located place to live and work, while enjoying a quieter pace of life surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Fresh Is BetterBays English Muffins

Fresh Is Better

Bays English Muffins

Bays Bakery Incorporated started in Chicago, in 1933, as the Bays English Muffin Corporation. Dedicated to quality service and product, the company has grown to distribute across the United States and abroad. In 2017, Bays proudly celebrated its eightieth anniversary.

Workforce Development Efforts Driven by Industry NeedsWorkforce Development Efforts Driven by Industry Needs

Workforce Development Efforts Driven by Industry Needs

Workforce Development Efforts Driven by Industry Needs

Rockford, Illinois is a city located in the western part of the greater Chicagoland area. It represents one of the largest communities in the state of Illinois outside of Chicago and is known for its history of manufacturing, particularly in aerospace. Within the Rockford region there are over 90 companies tied to aerospace and within a 90-minute radius there are over 250 aerospace-related companies.

Success in Southern Illinois’ HeartlandJefferson County, IL

Success in Southern Illinois’ Heartland

Jefferson County, IL

The goal of the Jefferson County Development Corporation is to connect people and businesses with the required services to increase productivity in the region. The organization’s most important role is providing assistance for business retention and expansion for its existing stakeholders, since nationally, 60 to 80 percent of the economic development is generated by existing employers.

America’s New Startup HotbedUtah Valley Economic Development Partnership

America’s New Startup Hotbed

Utah Valley Economic Development Partnership

Over the last few years, Utah County has consistently been recognized as among the hottest spots for business in the country. The State of Utah has been recognized several times by publications such as Forbes, CNBC, and 24/7 Wall St. as the best state for business. Moreover, Provo – which holds the county seat for Utah County – has also recently been noted to have the hottest job market and the best career opportunities by CNN and Fortune, respectively.

Promoting Opportunities in the TradesPrairie Arctic Regional Council

Promoting Opportunities in the Trades

Prairie Arctic Regional Council

The Prairie Arctic Regional Council (PARC) was formed in 2012 as a merger between two existing provincial councils for Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The council works in partnership with its signatory contractors and membership to build construction projects within the areas of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Success Built on PeopleAmix Group

Success Built on People

Amix Group

Amix Group is a collection of companies headquartered in New Westminster, British Columbia specializing in marine transport services, marine salvage, marine projects, steel and surplus sales, and ready-mix concrete delivery. This is a company with a broad range of capabilities, and it is actively seeking opportunities to provide a full scope of logistical services.

A Proactive Approach to Resolving a Longstanding DebateLabourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA)

A Proactive Approach to Resolving a Longstanding Debate

Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA)

About forty skilled Central and South American workers from Ecuador, Peru, Columbia and Costa Rica came to British Columbia, Canada as temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in 2006. This story incited Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) call for reforms to Canada’s TFW program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). LiUNA, a powerful voice within the construction industry with over half a million members – 110,000 of whom are in Canada – has been the only Canadian union to address the issue.



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