In recent years, an increasing number of US companies have begun outsourcing labor, materials and processing overseas in what many have described as a cost-cutting measures, but Express Diagnostics is living proof, that there is nothing sweeter, or more lucrative, than homegrown growth.
Aalbers Tool & MoldPrecision and Quality for More than 30 Years
Oldcastle, Ontario based Aalbers Tool & Mold began in the back of a rented space with three people and a focus on quality. The always profitable company has seen slow and steady growth since its inception. Business in Focus spoke with President Toni Hansen to learn more.
ADS Environmental ServicesInnovative Products to Fill the Infrastructure Gap
When municipal owners need to know about collection system flows, they choose ADS Environmental Services to monitor performance. With 40 years in the business, ADS Environmental Services knows how to provide robust, accurate and affordable flow measurement and the necessary analysis to support municipal project and financial objectives.
The Joint CommissionRaising the Bar for Health Care
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is America’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. For over half a century the independent, not-for-profit body has helped ensure that the nation’s health care organizations provide safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
OHL- Arellano ConstructionBuilding Green
OHL- Arellano Construction is a leader in green building. The Miami based subsidiary of the International OHL does not treat sustainability as a separate concept with a separate agenda – it is a philosophy and simply as a better way to build.
FritzallQuality and Innovation
Fritzall got its start when Tom Fritz began dabbling in pre-cast concrete for his own farming needs. His creative solutions and commitment to quality quickly attracted attention, and Mr. Fritz’ small-time endeavours evolved into a thriving business supplying agricultural precast concrete buildings.
TA StructuresWhat do Houseboats and Workforce Accommodation Have in Common?
Located in Sicamous, BC, TA Structures has been a market leader and an industry innovator since 1977. The business started out as a family owned and operated houseboat marina and manufacturer but has since grown substantially. Although the company has held on to its roots, TA Structures’ services now stretch across land, sea and everything in between.
Billitier ElectricA Personal Approach
Billitier Electric has been providing superior electrical contracting services to western New York for decades. With a customer-centric approach and renowned sustainability services, the firm is a case study in comprehensive growth.
Paramount Structures Inc.Safety is Paramount
Safety is truly paramount at Paramount Structures Inc. (PSI). Chairman and President Jason Burroughs was inspired to launch the company after an explosion ripped through BP’s Texas City facilities in 2005, killing 15 people, injuring 180 onsite workers, and causing more than $1.5 billion in financial losses. “There really wasn’t an existing solution in Canada,” Mr. Burroughs recalls…
C.T. Taylor Company‘Taylored’ to Your Needs
C.T. Taylor Company provides ‘Taylored’ construction services to your needs. This promise isn’t just a slogan – it’s the truth.
Ramtech Building SystemsDiverse, High-Quality Modular Building Options
Since 1982, Ramtech Building Systems has been providing modular buildings to public institutions and private companies throughout Texas and the Southwest. The company’s track record of successful building projects has afforded the company a broad skill set, and enabled the team to meet a diverse range of commercial modular building requirements.
HHI CorporationDoing What ‘Can’t Be Done’
HHI Corporation is ready to take on any challenge. “We are experts in doing things that have never been done before,” says Project Manager Matt Gehring.
Roy Kirby & SonsBuilding Baltimore
Roy Kirby & Sons have been building Baltimore and Washington DC for more than half a century. Founded by South Baltimore native Leroy E. Kirby Sr., the company provides general contracting, construction management and design/build services for institutional and commercial construction, renovation and historic restoration in the Baltimore-Washington area. Projects range from $200,000 to $25 million and typically fall in the $3 million to $20 million range.
LandSea Camp ServicesTurnkey Solutions on Both Land and Sea
Remote camp living isn’t for everyone, but for those who choose the camp lifestyle, it’s not just about the money that can be made or a place to lay a weary head. It’s about knowing that they’re valued as guests and that they have a home away from home in a safe, comfortable and hospitable environment. LandSea Camp Services ensures every guest is indeed a ‘happy camper’, and that is vitally important to clients who aim to recruit and retain a skilled workforce.
Atlific HotelsHang your Hat in Fort McMurray, Alberta
Fort McMurray is best known for being a major hub for oil sands development in Canada. In recent years it has become a true “boom town” (both as a result of the oil sands industry development and tourism industry growth), and so the need to expand the number of hotels in the area grew.
sPowerProviding Sustainable Alternative Energy Solutions
From its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, sPower owns and operates more than 130 utility and distributed electrical-generation systems across the United States. Its project pipeline represents more than a gigawatt of power, and the company’s portfolio of operating projects spans multiple states including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Utah.
Birch Mountain EnterprisesA Decade of Proven Success
Birch Mountain Enterprises Ltd. (BMEL) began as a heavy duty mechanical company serving the oil sands industry, eventually growing their capacities, adding welding to their repertoire, and entering the saturated trade markets of the oil sands.
Powertech LabsTesting, Consulting, and More
Powertech Labs covers a lot of ground. The Surrey based subsidiary of BC Hydro specializes in clean energy consulting, independent testing, and power system solutions for electrical power utilities, electrical and automotive equipment manufacturers, and oil and gas companies.
Dorigo SystemsBuild it Right
Dorigo is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading contract manufacturers of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). President Mark Pillon, P.Eng, launched the Vancouver area company in 1998, and business has been growing steadily ever since.
Bri-Steel ManufacturingInnovating Seamless Steel Pipe
Bri-Steel Manufacturing proudly serves a number of demanding industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical, construction, resource and civil engineering. As a top-quality manufacturer of seamless steel pipe, the company remains committed to meeting the specific needs of customers, both in Canada and internationally.
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