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. organization Chief Executive Officer, Georgi Jossifov, to get the full story

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 casters.

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,” says Tim Quick, B&D Cold Headed Products’ Chief Executive Officer.

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

The Plastic Problem

Millions of tons of plastic are carelessly discarded annually, destined for landfills or leaked into the environment. Eight million tons of this plastic finds its way into the oceans each year. At this rate there will be more plastic in the ocean (by weight) than fish by 2050, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation reports.

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