March 2016

2016 | In Focus | March 2016Moving America ForwardThe American Trucking Association

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

Moving America Forward

The American Trucking Association

Founded in 1933, the American Trucking Association (ATA) has been “developing and advocating innovative, research-based policies that promote highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and profitability.” The ATA is a federation, made up of motor carriers, allied members, state trucking associations and councils and conferences, bringing together some of the most influential voices from across the industry.

2016 | In Focus | March 2016Higher Education, Brighter Economy

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

Higher Education, Brighter Economy

Northern Lights College (NLC) represents one of eleven colleges in British Columbia. It serves the northern third of the province, a vast and scenic region that is home to approximately 71,000 people. Anchored by its first established campus in Dawson Creek, NLC runs four additional campuses and three access centers across northern British Columbia.

2016 | In Focus | March 2016SME on the RiseBirch Mountain Enterprises

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

SME on the Rise

Birch Mountain Enterprises

Starting a business takes a great deal of investment, personal sacrifice and, in many cases, a leap of faith, and this is something that the owners of Birch Mountain Enterprises know all too well. When brothers Chris and Lee Wilson, along with their childhood friend Ivan Boucher, made the decision to leave long and secure careers at Syncrude to start Birch Mountain in 2005, the future was full of possibility.

2016 | In Focus | March 2016Metal Building SpecialistsSEA CON LLC

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

Metal Building Specialists


For over four decades, SEA CON LLC has worked with clients across Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Arizona, and New Hampshire on a broad range of commercial and industrial projects, with a focus on metal buildings. The Issaquah, Washington-based business continues its longstanding tradition of excellence, timely delivery, outstanding customer service, and value for the dollar to meet the construction needs of its customers.

2016 | In Focus | March 2016Developing the Robots of the FutureNachi Robotic Systems

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

Developing the Robots of the Future

Nachi Robotic Systems

Nachi is a name synonymous with cutting-edge technologies, partnered with value and service. Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. is owned by the Nachi Fujikoshi Corporation, which itself has been in existence for almost ninety years. Its longevity and endurance is a testament to the skill and business acumen found there. Nachi Robotic Systems, by comparison, is relatively new yet is fast approaching thirty years in the American market.

2016 | In Focus | March 2016Electrical, Instrumentation, Telecommunications and Controls ExpertsCatch Engineering

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

Electrical, Instrumentation, Telecommunications and Controls Experts

Catch Engineering

Looking back over the past decade, Hartley Harris has seen many changes take place in Western Canada’s Oil and Gas sector. Hartley is president of Catch Engineering – a privately-owned partnership created with Executive Vice President Chad Smith. The specialized engineering services consulting company is widely known for its talent pool of experts who work closely with clients on electrical power distribution, telecommunications, automation and control instrumentation.

2016 | In Focus | March 2016From American Dream to Industry LeaderStanley Machining & Tool

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

From American Dream to Industry Leader

Stanley Machining & Tool

Stanley Machining and Tool is the premier manufacturer of high quality, precision, contract machined parts for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers across a diverse range of industries in the U.S. Celebrating 50 years of success, Stanley Machining and Tool has grown through hard work, a commitment to exceptional customer service, and the highest standards of quality, safety, integrity and respect.

2016 | In Focus | March 2016Celebrating Thirty Years of Precision AutomationGenmark Automation

2016 | In Focus | March 2016

Celebrating Thirty Years of Precision Automation

Genmark Automation

Genmark Automation, Inc. creates patented atmospheric and vacuum transfer robots, integration software, motion controls and peripheral devices such end effectors – the use-specific tools at the end of a robotic arm. The company’s material handling systems are custom designed to improve its customers’ productivity, competitiveness and bottom line in the global semiconductor, data storage and flat panel display markets.


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