March 2019

Rethinking Recycling the Simple Way

Rethinking Recycling the Simple Way

Marck Industries

The one thing that binds all of humankind is that we share this planet. It is our home. For now, at least, there is no planet B as an option if our own becomes uninhabitable. Marck Industries, of Cassville, Missouri, is doing its part in providing full-service, affordable, recycling services through its nine material recycling facilities in the Midwest, Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico.
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Marck Industries was established in 1997 by Kent Longley, a recycling professional whose vision was of a recycling company built on service, efficiency, and integrity in managing and minimizing customers’ waste streams.

Saving and Storing Energy with the Power of the Sun

Saving and Storing Energy with the Power of the Sun

Hannah Solar

For businesses looking to save on their long-term energy costs while reducing their carbon footprint, solar energy is an attractive option. Headquartered in Georgia, Hannah Solar is a leader in America’s solar integration field. It provides its clients with top-tier engineering, products, installation, and service of solar arrays, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, energy storage systems and backup generators.
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The full-service solar integrator was founded by Pete Marte in 2008. An engineer by trade, he was inspired while in the craft beer industry which involved frequent travelling, and by what he saw while he was on his business trips.

Talent, Tenacity and Trust

Talent, Tenacity and Trust

Tampa Armature Works

We know not to judge a book by its cover, and it is also not wise to sum up a company’s capacity by its name alone. TAW, Inc. (TAW®), formerly Tampa Armature Works, is a great example of this. Armature motor repair makes up around twenty-five percent of the company’s business, but it has so much more to offer…
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In particular, this company prides itself on complete project management solutions driven by advanced technical and engineering capabilities. It also makes facilities with high powered machinery a lot more reliable by saving on downtime, and far more energy efficient in the use of their power equipment.

Success in the Pipeline

Success in the Pipeline

LiquiForce Services

In the 1970s, the complex work of city sewage regulation and administration was revolutionized when no-dig, cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP) hit the civil engineering scene. This method of rehabilitation inserts a resin-soaked felt liner into the sewer and expands it to fit the form of the existing host pipe. After curing the liner, the municipality is left with a fully rehabilitated pipe that will last another 50-100 years. Another key feature of this method is that it ensures that there are no joints or seams in the finished liner. This is ideal as traditional joint repair would hamper flow capacity and cause damage to paving through digging…
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Not only are the process and materials used in cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation environmentally responsible, but this method also does not disturb the surrounding infrastructure. Canada’s top service provider in the field, LiquiForce Services (Ontario) Inc. has offices in Kingsville and Hamilton, Ontario and serves clients throughout the country from Halifax to Calgary.

Healthy Comfort Food in High-Tech Kitchens

Healthy Comfort Food in High-Tech Kitchens

The Cookery and Food Institute

Digital reservations, customer loyalty programs, great-tasting healthy food and green, high-efficiency kitchens – how restaurants evolve to meet changing customer demands and demographics is the secret sauce to their success. Just ask Chef Andy Revella.
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When he dipped his first basket of French Fries in the deep-fryer at a New York City burger spot, Chef Andy Revella knew that he wanted to work in a professional kitchen. It was his first job as a teen with a culinary knack passed along from his Italian family. For him, the heat and hectic pace didn’t feel like work at all.

A Fruitful Family Business

A Fruitful Family Business

Leger & Son

Although Leger & Son, Inc. was established in 2001 and is a relatively small outfit with one home office and fifteen employees, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quality service and product. Founder and Treasurer C.M. ‘Buddy’ Leger has kept this business within the family since its inception.
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We spoke with Jordan Carter, Director of Sales and Marketing. She told us about the business, its history, food safety, and of fresh marketing efforts which will include a new logo and website.

Exceeding Expectations

Exceeding Expectations

Ches’s Famous Fish and Chips

Ches’s Famous Fish and Chips was established in 1951 by Ches Barbour. Now with seven locations across Newfoundland, this third-generation, family-run chain of restaurants serves mouth-watering, quality food that exceeds expectations, and a warm Newfoundland welcome when visitors walk through the door.
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Ches’s Famous Fish and Chips is very proud of its beginnings sixty-seven years ago. Vicki Barbour loves telling how her grandfather Ches Barbour began the company. “He combined two of his passions: cooking and fishing,” says Vicki Barbour. “He was always an avid outdoorsman. He would get up before sunrise and go down to the St. John’s Harbour, hop in his boat, and steer out through the narrows. He’d fish for a while in the morning, catch what he needed, come back in, clean the fish, sell off what he didn’t think he was going to use, and be open (for business) by lunchtime,” she says.

Innovative Approaches for Ethical Eggs

Innovative Approaches for Ethical Eggs

Egg Innovations

Most people across the globe, from many different walks of life, have at some point in their life sat down to eat a serving of eggs. Specifically the eggs of a chicken, which is the most commonly found bird on the planet…
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For John Brunnquell, a third generation egg farmer, the raising of chickens and distribution of their eggs was a well-engrained way of life from the very start. With an office about 400 yards away from the very farm purchased by his grandfather in 1913, John Brunnquell has put healthy eggs and ethically raised chickens at the forefront of his family business.

A Premium World Cuisine Food Brand Dedicated to Social Responsibility & Providing Clean Label Better-for-you Products for all Americans and Beyond

A Premium World Cuisine Food Brand Dedicated to Social Responsibility & Providing Clean Label Better-for-you Products for all Americans and Beyond

Saffron Road

Saffron Road, a leader in the natural and organic food industry, produces a wide range of globally-inspired Halal-certified products crafted with pure, ethically sourced, clean label ingredients. Ranging from frozen entrees to simmer sauces, it leads the food industry in the natural/organic category through continuous innovation and the rigorous standards it adheres to.
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The company focuses heavily on high-quality ingredients that are culturally authentic and ethically sourced. Saffron Road never adds any artificial ingredients, avoids GMOs, and many of its products are naturally gluten-free and low in sodium.

Beauty in a Bottle

Beauty in a Bottle

Verescence

Luxury packaging designer and manufacturer Verescence is no stranger to the glitz and glamour of the world’s greatest cosmetic and fashion houses with a clientele that includes Estée Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Revlon, and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH), to name only a few. With this star-studded cast of clients, the company reaches nearly every corner of the globe.
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Verescence allows glass to transcend utilitarian frumpishness, and its genius extends far beyond perfumes. The only one of its caliber in this type of glass manufacturing in America, the company is responsible for creating the packaging of some of the world’s leading beauty preparations, including cosmetics and skin care formulations.

An Award-Winning Electromechanical Solutions Provider

An Award-Winning Electromechanical Solutions Provider

Koontz-Wagner Services

Koontz-Wagner Services was founded roughly a century ago with a very simple mission. At first, the company repaired motors, but in very short order, its range of services expanded.
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“We began in 1921 as an electric motor repair shop, but along with the need for electric motor repair quickly came the corresponding need for certified electricians to hook up the motors,” explains Director of Sales and Marketing, Dan Garnett.

Providing Packaging Peace of Mind

Providing Packaging Peace of Mind

Carolina Industrial Resources

Technically, Carolina Industrial Resources, Inc. (CIR) of St. Augustine, Florida provides flexible packaging products and services. The company takes orders from clients, then utilizes a network of manufacturers to produce packaging which is shipped directly to the customer.

On the Cutting Edge of Vacuum Blending

On the Cutting Edge of Vacuum Blending

Blendtec

The founder of Blendtec, Tom Dickson, has approximately 900,000 subscribers and 500,000,000 views for his viral “Will It Blend?” videos from over eleven years ago. Viewers delighted in the visual carnage as he blended various heavy duty items, such as cellphones and marbles, to demonstrate the power and integrity of Blendtec products. The videos became a marketing campaign which did wonders for the company’s growing reputation.
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Blendtec continues to expand its presence globally and develop new, innovative products to enhance its high quality kitchen appliances. The future of the blending industry is vacuum blending, and this represents its most recent area of focus. When a vacuum pump is used on a blender jar, the oxygen is removed from the product, which creates a superior and healthier drink. The very color of a vacuum-blended smoothie is much more vibrant, it is more nutritious, and it does not separate as it does with a standard blender that creates air bubbles during the process.

A Commitment to Faith, Family, Community and Innovation

A Commitment to Faith, Family, Community and Innovation

Honey Bee Manufacturing

On a farm in Bracken, Saskatchewan in the 1970s, brothers Greg and Glenn Honey were a couple of determined young farmers who did not let anything stop them from doing what needed to get done. During the winter of 1978-1979, they spent eighteen to twenty hours a day building a giant tractor from the ground up because they needed something bigger for their farm. It was a 500-horsepower beast that was larger than anything on the market.
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After the tractor was completed, they began to look at other equipment and, not satisfied with what they had for harvesting crops, started looking for ways to improve it to make the work easier. Combines and swathers became next on their list, and as they built, neighbouring farmers took notice and started requesting some of their custom products. By 1979, they and their wives officially launched Honey Bee Manufacturing, starting with the creation of a rod weeder attachment for tillage equipment.

Raltron Electronics Expands to New Ventures with Great Success

Raltron Electronics Expands to New Ventures with Great Success

Raltron Electronics

Raltron Electronics manufactures frequency management components and antennas. It was founded in 1983 and recently celebrated its thirty-fifth year in business.
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Frequency components refer to crystals and crystal-based oscillators, and these components give precise clock signals to coordinate digital integrated circuits. Raltron employs roughly two hundred employees across its headquarters in Miami, Florida, its regional sales offices and logistics operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and China, and its production sites in Miami and China.

IAM Robotics Brings Innovative Solutions and Awareness to Burgeoning Industry

IAM Robotics Brings Innovative Solutions and Awareness to Burgeoning Industry

IAM Robotics

Pittsburgh-based IAM Robotics provides fully autonomous robots that combine transporting and picking items in operations such as warehouses, retail locations, and manufacturing facilities. IAM was founded in 2012 and is growing exponentially at its Pennsylvania headquarters.
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We spoke to Chief Executive Officer, Joel Reed, who told us that the company’s vision is to bring autonomous mobile manipulating robots into the everyday lives of its consumers and transform material handling and supply chain markets in the process.

Saving the Planet One Cell Phone at a Time

Saving the Planet One Cell Phone at a Time

eCycle Solutions

We live in a world where technology is growing and changing so rapidly that all of our electronics are becoming disposable at almost the same rate. But what happens to all that electronic waste? That’s where eCycle Solutions comes in.
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You’ve got your blue box for recycling your food packaging, pop cans and office supplies. But when your aging laptop or printer finally packs it in, you pitch it to the curb for pickup on garbage day.

In It for the Long Haul

In It for the Long Haul

Fortune Transportation

Thirty-nine years ago, a trucking company started in a boy’s bedroom. Perry Olson used to listen to stories from the road, as his mother and father discussed route strategies back when Fortune Transportation only had one truck.
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“My little brother and I had to share a bedroom,” recounts Olson. “I was used to people showing up to work in our house when I came home from school.” As the business improved, the basement was renovated, and Olson got his room back – eventually becoming the Chief Executive Officer.

A Transportation Company Focused on Employee Satisfaction and Community Involvement

A Transportation Company Focused on Employee Satisfaction and Community Involvement

TransLand

Freight transportation company TransLand of Springfield, Missouri provides full truckload, long haul, short haul, and logistics services using dry van and flatbed trailers. The company is capable of delivering those services throughout the continental United States, although it primarily focuses on the Midwest.
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TransLand was founded in 1982 by Glen and Anna Walker with one truck and two drivers. Glen had previously been working for the trucking arm of a railroad, at a time when railroads were consolidating and decided it was time for a change. The small family company was soon joined by one of the Walkers’ sons and began to grow rapidly. Today, it has expanded to 170 trucks, 230 employees, and two satellite offices located in St. Louis, Missouri and Dallas, Texas to serve customers in those areas better.

Safety and Sustainability across the Entire Wastestream

Safety and Sustainability across the Entire Wastestream

Heritage Transport

Heritage has a long and distinguished history. Born from necessity to service the industrial waste from various offshoots of the Heritage Group in a safe and ecologically sound way, the company has grown to become a nationwide hauler and transportation company that contains and transports hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
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While Heritage Transport has many customers across various industries, its primary customer is very close to home. Steve Clausing, President of Heritage Transport, explains this dynamic. “Our number one customer is actually our parent company, Heritage Environmental Services, which ties directly into what we primarily haul.” He is clear, though, that the wide range of services the company offers – due in no small part to its large fleet – puts the client’s needs first, regardless of industry.

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