Norstar manufactures quality truck beds and trailers to be sold throughout North America under the brands Norstar Truck Beds and Iron Bull Trailers. The four brothers who established the company in 2012 have led it through rapid growth, quickly developing an exemplary reputation across major marketplaces.
Moving Customers Forward
In a world turned upside down by the challenges and limitations of COVID-19, Omnitrans is a full-service logistic trendsetter trusted by international giants for a host of user-friendly, modern solutions coupled with true customer care.
The Bucket Shop
Growing to Meet Global Demand
The Canadian Shield, the hardest, most abrasive rock in Northern Ontario, runs its course throughout the assets of the mining industry. From Scoop trams to Excavators, it grinds its toll into buckets and blades of every mining enterprise.
Stove Builder International
Making Homes Warm and Comfortable When We Need It Most
If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us it is how important it is to have a comforting and safe home. And one of the biggest contributors to that feeling of safety and comfort is keeping our house warm.
City of Bellevue, NE
Situated in the heart of the Great Plains, the City of Bellevue, Nebraska enjoys an ideal location along rolling hills overlooking the Missouri River with easy access to Omaha. From a thriving economy and highly ranked schools to over 600 acres of parkland and plenty of Midwestern hospitality, the community ticks all the boxes.
City of Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Investing in Community
Building on its central location, rich history and accessibility to airports, highway and rail transportation, Wisconsin Rapids is building on its strengths and investing in its people to create a unique sense of place.
City of Kissimmee, FL
Finding New Ways to Grow
The City of Kissimmee is Osceola County’s crown jewel and county seat, and, while this is one of Central Florida’s favorite tourist destinations, there is much more to this well-organized city than first meets the eye. From being the first city in Florida to run all of its City-owned facilities on solar power, to being home to one of Florida’s most remarkable airports, the City of Kissimmee means business.
City of Henderson, NV
The NFL’s Newest City is Setting Its Own Course
If you’re a Raiders fan and living in the Las Vegas Valley, these are extremely happy days. The NFL team has its new home – and an incredible $1.9 billion 65,000-seat domed stadium – in the City of Henderson, about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
City of Auburn, AL
Welcome to the Family
A walk down Auburn’s main thoroughfare is a nostalgic stroll back in time, to when families stopped at the corner drugstore’s soda fountain and neighbors knew each other’s names. Today, locals still enjoy camaraderie and cold drinks at Toomer’s Drugs, which set up shop on the corner of Magnolia Avenue in 1896. Located across the street from Auburn University, the beloved landmark is also a favorite with students, who are welcomed as part of the community during the school year. It is this mix of small-town charm, southern hospitality, and student culture that creates a thriving local scene for both young and old to enjoy.
The Business of Jewels and Gemstones
All That Glitters
The ethical jewelry trade rose proudly — albeit quietly — from the dust of earlier centuries’ lust for bling at any cost. Films like Blood Diamond remind us of exactly how dark the human addiction to glitz and glamour was becoming before we chose change.
The Evolution of the Online Marketplace
E-commerce in the Time of COVID-19
The concept of e-commerce surfaced in the 1960s, but only in 1994 did the first transactions take place. Over the decades, buying and selling through data transmission has transformed commerce as the technology and capacity of the net has grown beyond all recognition.
Fresh Produce is in the Bag – and That’s a Good Thing!
You are at the supermarket and running through your grocery list at the produce section. Oranges, you need oranges! You roll up with your shopping cart to look at the pile of them in front of you.
From a Forge to a Vocational Vehicle Suspension and Steering Powerhouse
Simard Suspensions designs, manufactures, and installs front and rear suspensions and steering systems for vocational trucks. The Quebec-based firm has a new assembly plant, a popular patented front tandem suspension system, and a culture of innovation. The company also does truck conversions and offers a cutting-edge line of modified vocational vehicles for off-road work.
New Markets and Machinery Take Center Stage for this Prominent Packaging Company
Kaufman Container has been a leader in the packaging industry for over 100 years, yet they continue to find new and innovative ways to evolve as a company. They have adopted new markets, invested in new state-of-the-art decorating equipment and have put an emphasis on sustainability. In other words, a lot has changed since Business in Focus last profiled Kaufman Container in 2016.
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