High-Flying Metal Fabrication Firm Based in Farm Country

Leamington, Ontario is an agricultural epicentre, world famous for its tomatoes. This small city in the southern part of the province is also home to Uni-Fab, a rapidly-growing, family-owned custom metal fabricator that has done work for Airbus, Boeing, and Blue Origin, the space-launch firm founded by Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos.


How a Five-Gallon Bucket Is Changing the World

Adding a small, five-gallon bucket to your workplace can change the world in more ways than you can imagine. Just ask Metallic Resources – headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio, with operations in Mexico and China. For forty years, it has been recycling solder dross consisting of tin, lead and other materials through an electrolytic refining process to generate solder products more pure than supposed “virgin grade.”

Hot Stamping Specialists for the Automotive Industry

When Telos Global began in 2016, no one could have foreseen its rapid rise to success. Growth has been steady, with no signs of abatement. Using leading-edge technology, the company looks to the future for more business opportunities in the automotive industry. We spoke with the company’s Engineering Manager Garrett Melton about the consulting side of the business and growth prospects.

Telos Global

Driven to Serve the Automotive Sector

Inspired by the dream of one day running his own business, Nick Mamatas, who immigrated from Greece at age 18, founded Toolplas Systems in 1999 after acquiring a small toolmaker in the Windsor, Ontario area. He soon shifted gears to specialize in the automotive sector, his area of expertise. Driven by the mission to deliver problem-free tooling to customers through engineering and technical expertise, while also providing a robust work environment and culture for team members, Toolplas continued to grow.

Toolplas Systems

The Fabric of Safety

Word is out that the demand for and evolution of personal protection equipment (PPE) is about to surge. In this feature, we take a brief look at especially why the protective fabrics market is growing, how this growth is spurring exciting new innovation, and how manufacturers go about fabricating and marketing their products.

Better PPE for Safer and More Comfortable Work Environments

More than 200 Years of Partnership and Service

What do rodeo cowboys and Spaghetti Westerns have in common with the U.S. Military and baby clothes? Scovill Fasteners of course. Famous for its Gripper® and DOT® snaps, the original supplier of Duramark® buttons to some of the oldest jeans makers in the world has become the fastening supplier of choice across the globe.

Scovill Fasteners

Next-Level Electronic Manufacturing Services

VirTex Enterprises has grown from a prototype house into a full-fledged electronic manufacturing services (EMS) facility, building high-quality production equipment for customers across America in the automotive, aerospace and defence, industrial, and medical sectors. The company is recognized for its expertise, diversification, adaptability and ability to provide clients with competitive manufacturing costs.

VirTex Enterprises

Your Packaging Partner

Piedmont National is a wholesale distributor of shipping supplies and packaging automation equipment headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. With fifteen locations in seven states and retail partners in cities throughout the country, Piedmont is providing packaging solutions to customers nationwide.

Piedmont National

Bridging the Worlds of Beauty and Industrial Solutions

Continued business success requires a commitment to quality products, outstanding customer service, and ongoing innovation – and few companies realize this more than Hallstar.


ORB Makes Splash in Toy Market with Unique Take on Trend Items

ORB™ is a design and manufacturing company specializing in trendy toy items primarily for children between the ages of four and twelve. Chief Executive Officer Steve Kay began the business in the 1980s in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was initially as a side venture “manufacturing everything on the couch after [working at his] day job,” until it began to burgeon in the 1990s and expanded its operation into the United States as a result.

ORB Toys

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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