Transporting Soldiers, Police and Firefighters

When you think of vehicle manufacturing, images of SUVs, sports cars and family-friendly hatchbacks likely come to mind. There exists, however, a parallel manufacturing vehicle manufacturing sector devoted to products that typically aren’t sold to consumers. Non-consumer vehicles include everything from police cars and motorcycles to fire trucks and battle tanks.

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April 20, 2019, 11:03 PM EDT

In Focus

On the Cutting Edge »

Many industries rely on band saw blades to cut wood and metal in order to manufacture various products, and WIKUS-Sägenfabrik, Wilhelm H. Kullmann GmbH & Co. KG, with its headquarters in Spangenberg Germany, has been producing top-of-the-line band saws for over sixty years. Wikus is a recognized leader in the area and the largest band saw blade manufacturer in Europe. We spoke with the U.S. organ

Wikus Saw Technology

Keep on Rolling »

For some, bringing products, targets and goals to a specific industry can offer a fast track to success. However, at companies like Caster Concepts, a manufacturer of casters and wheels for multiple industries, flexibility becomes paramount. The company is based in Albion, Michigan and has given itself the unenviable task of being the go-to manufacturer for any other manufacturer that needs caster

Caster Concepts

It Pays to Lead the Way »

While we all shop, we rarely think about how retail outlets create the entire experience that allows us to go about it in the most convenient way possible. From shop fittings to checkout counters and technology, creating the right atmosphere and ensuring that it is fully functional and easy to use makes sales soar.


Imagining the Future, Today »

MW Canada designs and produces textiles for the wholesale and manufacturing markets. This multi-generational business embarks on high-level research to bring materials into the future in interesting and novel ways…

MW Canada

Meeting Customer Needs with Innovation and Dedication »

Hercules Sealing Products is a distributor of after-market seals and seal kits for hydraulic cylinders used in heavy equipment. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, the company operates one of the largest inventories in the industry, stocking 47,000 products in a 52,000 square foot, state-of-the-art warehouse.

Hercules Sealing Products

Connections That Matter »

“We manufacture custom and standard high-strength fasteners for a wide variety of applications as diverse as school buses, military vehicles, grinding equipment, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, and much more. Our core process involves cold forming high quality steel without the use of heat or cutting, which is why our fasteners are stronger than those made through other processes

B&D Cold Headed Products

Working Hard to Stay on Top of Technology Trends »

D&D Automation, a turnkey automation controls integrator based in Stratford, Ontario offers factory automation controls, robot integration, controls programming, engineering, and mechanical design services. The company serves the automotive, food and beverage, energy, paper mills, and mining industries.

D&D Automation

Diverse Services for Diverse Clients »

SIGMADESIGN provides engineering and manufacturing services with a focus on covering the entire product development life-cycle from concept through production including prototyping, fabrication, assembly, testing and manufacturing. Headquartered in Camas, Washington, the company has additional facilities in Seattle and Singapore.


Revolutionizing the Assembly Line with High-Tech Dispensing and Automation Systems »

RAMPF engineers have developed an intelligent machine bed with cooling lines and sensors to prevent production malfunctions. They’ve also helped Reebok make running shoes from 3D drawings with a specialized liquid dispensing technology. Yes, the factory of the future has arrived.


Where Innovation Meets Expertise »

Your boss puts you in charge of finding a high quality yet low priced, durable but flexible, reliable plastic part. It must simultaneously have the highest possible standards and an affordable price. He’s asking for the impossible. Or is he?

Avid International Molding Solutions

Cyclone Manufacturing Takes Aerospace Machining to New Heights »

Cyclone Manufacturing, Inc. is a family-owned Canadian firm that is soaring upwards like a high-powered jet. Over the past few decades, it has gone from being a small machine shop that served various markets to a major player in a single sector, namely, aerospace. The company manufactures aerospace assemblies and components and has worked with top-ranked aircraft original equipment manufacturers (

Cyclone Manufacturing

A True Comeback Story for the Tungsten Carbide Industry »

Hydro Carbide Tool Company specializes in custom products made from Tungsten Carbide as well as some standard products to supplement custom products including tooling blanks, wear parts, and preforms. Its expertise lies in manufacturing these products to near net shape to ensure that its customers are able to save on time and resources when finishing the products for specific applications.

Hydro Carbide Tool Company