As COVID-19 reminded the world of the importance of good hygiene, family-owned and operated Swish Maintenance Limited stepped in to help protect the nation with a high-value offering that helps its customers set themselves apart in highly competitive markets. Ahead of its time in many ways, the company is a Canadian leader in the sanitation industry, offering its customers a range of cleaning assessment software, equipment, and custom green certified cleaning solutions. Shopping with Swish is easy whether on account, through one of its 13 retail centres, or via its full ecommerce website.
Trusted Service and Family Values
For almost 50 years, Star Cartage has provided first-class transportation and logistics services to its many customers worldwide. Building on the foundation set in place by truck driver and visionary Clarence “Cotton” Rutherford, Star Cartage’s family ownership is a point of pride and a key part of the company’s values and commitment to clients and staff alike.
J. Pettiecord, Inc.
A Premier Specialty Contractor
Known as one of the Midwest’s premier specialty contractors, J. Pettiecord, Inc. handles large-scale land clearing, environmental remediation, demolition, wood waste grinding, railroad services, underground storage tank removal, snow removal, dump trucking, and heavy haul trucking. With 70 full-time employees at the ready, the Bondurant, Iowa-based business is well prepared for whatever short-term, long-term, or emergency project comes its way.
Labrie Environmental Group
Often Copied, Never Duplicated
In business, there are imitators and there are innovators, and the Labrie name is known worldwide for its pioneering solid waste industry trucks. Respected for groundbreaking designs and exceptional quality, Labrie Environmental Group makes waste management, compost, and recycling easier and more efficient for municipalities across North America.
LAVA Computer MFG. Inc.
Premium Mobile Solutions Made in Canada
For nearly forty years, LAVA Computer MFG. Inc. has steadily positioned its products and capabilities at the fore of the market, where it became recognized for its offerings and the service it provides to customers around the world. Specializing in personal computer (PC) and mobile device performance, the company is a leader in connectivity solutions and battery protection.
AGF Group Inc.
Reinforcing the Future Since 1948
1948 was a quiet year in Canadian history—but a good one. With prosperity returning to the country, nation-building was underway, and businesses of all stripes were busy shaping what the future was to become. AGF was one such business.
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Prestressed, Precast – and it Tops a Tornado in an Eco-Friendly Way
By advancing the science of precast and prestressed concrete, Coreslab Structures (OKLA) is developing a new generation of tornado shelters with unbeatable advantages.
From the Ocean to Your Plate
For 30 years, Kildare Fisheries of Kildare, PEI has been laser-focused on getting top-quality seafood, including pasteurized Jonah crab and lobster, under the Kildare Princess brand, to Global markets.
Bell and Howell
Doing the Right Thing
Technology-enabled field services company Bell and Howell services a wide range of automation equipment for multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and markets across North America. We spoke to the company a year ago, reporting on how the Durham, North Carolina-based business helps customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs through its comprehensive solutions in retail, grocery, pharmacy click-and-collect, automation, and production mail. This month, we sat down with senior executive and grocery commerce expert James Hermanowski to learn more about the company’s work to fight food insecurity through food bank technology.
Design Systems Canada, Ltd.
Helping Manufacturers Manufacture Better
When it comes to manufacturing engineering across North America, Design Systems defines excellence. While many manufacturers believe they have what it takes to self-engineer their process solutions, these industry experts understand just how much skill and knowledge of a specialized sort it takes to get manufacturing processes right.
Printing Perfection With Service, Speed and Flexibility
So much can happen to a business within a 30-year span, and for Access Labels those years have meant an incredible amount of growth, experience and success.
Sweeping the American Midwest: 30 Years in Sanitation Equipment
While the sparkling cities of the United States may be the envy of many municipalities and citizens around the world, the cleanliness can often be tougher to achieve than many people may realize. That is because basic sanitation and service delivery partially hinge on specialized heavy-duty vehicles that make it possible to remove refuse and keep a general sense of order in urban areas. In North America, standards are high as droves of committed residents work day and night to keep it that way.
Installation Solutions that Make the Difficult Easy
For over forty years, AIM has provided FE&S (Foodservice, Equipment and Supplies) clients with a seamless installation process, from equipment shipment through to completion. The Columbus, Ohio-based business handles a wide variety of installation services that include commercial refrigeration, commercial ventilation systems, warewashing, cooking, and more! The team has completed over 12,000 installations across the United States, and has satisfied customers including a long list of big-name brands, from chain restaurants and well-known universities to retail giants and sports stadiums.
KNOLL America Inc.
Post-Fabrication Metal Reimagined
Machine tool providers and metal fabricators know that dealing with post-fabrication metal leftovers can be challenging. Therefore, a trustworthy partner that can provide high-performance technology to handle heavy-duty processing in round-the-clock operations is of the essence. Considering the importance of the durability required for such processing machinery, finding that partner makes all the difference.
Pushing the Limits of Additive Manufacturing
Simply stated, Elementum 3D is unique in the formulation of advanced metals, alloys, ceramics and metal matrix composite powders for the additive manufacturing (AM) sector. In reality, what this company does is far more complex and far-reaching.
Xfinity Freight Systems
Celebrating 10 Years in Business with a New Ecosystem
U.S.-based logistics and transportation company Xfinity Freight Systems serves North America and many parts of Europe. Since its inception a decade ago, Xfinity has slowly but surely added additional capacities that have made it a full-service competitor within its respective industries. These additions include sister company Fora Logistics, launched in 2015, as well as its own brand of maintenance and repair shops for trucking.
After profiling Caglia Environmental in March 2017, Business in Focus is checking back in to learn about the company’s facility upgrades, continued sustainability efforts, and ongoing connection to its community.
Big Country Raw
Ten Years of Progress in Raw Pet Food Manufacturing
In most Canadian homes, pets are considered to be part of the family, and their humans make every effort to care for their wellbeing. Living through a pandemic has changed the way people look at food, with many choosing to eat healthier, less processed foods. This new focus on wellness has also reached the pet food industry.
Strategy with Analytics, Design, Services and Made to Order Product Solutions
For over 30 years, Unisource Solutions, headquartered in Los Angeles California and providing solutions nationwide, has assembled one of the most comprehensive and trusted packages of workplace services in the industry. Their holistic approach to creating, outfitting, managing, and measuring inspiring workplaces has helped some of the most dynamic companies meet employee experience, organizational agility, and business objectives. The hallmark of their end-to-end product and service solutions is their unique combination of strategic and tactical expertise and ability to respond to planned and unplanned customer requirements on time and on budget with little or no oversight required.
Serving Atlantic Canada
For almost 20 years, Seagate Construction Inc. has provided customers in Canada’s Atlantic provinces with a rare level of service on projects from spas to restaurant renovations, and breweries to historic clock restorations.
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