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Elevating Residential Construction: Harrison Homes Sets a Standard of Excellence Designing and Building CommunitiesHarrison Homes

Elevating Residential Construction: Harrison Homes Sets a Standard of Excellence Designing and Building Communities

Harrison Homes

Finding a general contractor who understands how to efficiently design and construct a residential community that achieves the financial goals of the client can, at times, be easier said than done. Harrison Homes takes a commercial approach to residential developments, providing optimized solutions that maximize their clients’ return on investment. They achieve this by offering a robust portfolio of services, powered by an A-list team of professionals and hand-picked subcontractors that excel at creating quality spaces for people to call home.

Proof That Top-Class Automated Packaging Takes Top-Class PeopleViking Masek

Proof That Top-Class Automated Packaging Takes Top-Class People

Viking Masek

When Leonhard Packaging Solutions (LPS) was founded by Robb Leonhard and his older brother Rick in 2002, the company started small, with Rick serving as President and Robb filling the role of Vice President. The brothers had the drive and talent for finding the right people and empowering others, a quality they brought to the newly formed business. In the next few years they brought in RC Huhn and Scott Miller to the ownership team. Both brought strong skill sets that complemented the team.

Team Effort and Automation Win the DayChick Machine Company

Team Effort and Automation Win the Day

Chick Machine Company

Chick Machine Company is celebrating its 52nd anniversary as one of Pennsylvania’s most well-known and reliable machine shops. The company’s story began in August 1971, with its namesake Jim Chick realizing his vision on roughly 300 acres near the city of Butler, part of rural western Pennsylvania. The business was an idea Chick had after he left a machining position in the area to pursue his fortunes. This decision coincided with a business venture by friends of his, who had just started a local precision laser company, now a multi-billion-dollar outfit in nearby Saxonburg.

Yours to DiscoverCity of Casa Grande, Arizona

Yours to Discover

City of Casa Grande, Arizona

Recently, a major buzz has grown around the City of Casa Grande, Arizona. This is a community that has leveraged the quality of life it promises as well as its many assets, including proximity, connectivity, and a friendly business climate, to become a beacon for investment and industrial development.

Building OpportunityTempe, Arizona

Building Opportunity

Tempe, Arizona

Nestled alongside an unexpected desert lake, Tempe, Arizona has become an oasis for both work and play. When Business in Focus profiled the city of 190,000 residents in August of last year, we learned about the community’s commitment to business growth and livability. We checked back this month for updates on Tempe’s latest development projects.

Arizona’s Expansive FrontierMaricopa Economic Development Alliance

Arizona’s Expansive Frontier

Maricopa Economic Development Alliance

Maricopa, Arizona is enjoying remarkable growth as newcomers are drawn to the community’s economic opportunity, exceptional diversity, quality of life, and affordability, which make the city an attractive alternative to nearby Phoenix. Since 2000, Maricopa’s population has skyrocketed from approximately 1,200 people to 75,000. Just two decades ago, “We were nothing but farmland,” says Christian Price, the former Maricopa mayor and current President and CEO of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).

Have It AllCayuga County

Have It All

Cayuga County

Surrounded by nature and recreational activities, built on a rich history, and overflowing with a wealth of business opportunities, Cayuga County has it all.

Retail TherapyBuying Behaviours in a Changed World

Retail Therapy

Buying Behaviours in a Changed World

Along with health and safety procedures, vaccine awareness, supply chain issues, and travel advisories, the COVID pandemic has also affected more basic practices, including how consumers are behaving, shopping, and, in many ways, thinking about how and where they spend money.

Proof That Top-Class Automated Packaging Takes Top-Class PeopleViking Masek

Proof That Top-Class Automated Packaging Takes Top-Class People

Viking Masek

When Leonhard Packaging Solutions (LPS) was founded by Robb Leonhard and his older brother Rick in 2002, the company started small, with Rick serving as President and Robb filling the role of Vice President. The brothers had the drive and talent for finding the right people and empowering others, a quality they brought to the newly formed business. In the next few years they brought in RC Huhn and Scott Miller to the ownership team. Both brought strong skill sets that complemented the team.

Exciting Expansion for Well-Engineered MachineryExpand Machinery

Exciting Expansion for Well-Engineered Machinery

Expand Machinery

Beginning as a modest family business in 1985, bringing to market machine tools with the best value and productivity for precision machining, Ganesh Machinery grew in just three short years into a 4,000-square-foot operation, followed by a successful 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art enterprise supported by a 40,000-square-foot machine warehouse. The product lines GEN MILL, GEN TURN, and Ganesh were bought by Expand Machinery in 2019, positioning the company on a new, exciting path dedicated to ensuring excellent after-sales service and high-quality, well-engineered machinery for all its clients.

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