Transforming an Industry by Focusing on the Customer

In today’s business world, it is essential for companies to listen to and communicate effectively with their customers. For over fifty years, VanTran Industries has designed and manufactured unique custom-made transformers delivered on time for its discerning clients. Now on the cusp of great growth, the company looks forward to expanding that model into the future.

VanTran Industries

Turning Visions into Reality

Why settle for a chintzy dull box when Sentinel can help you create your ideal dream?

Sentinel Building Systems

Building It Better, Building It Green

What does a student dorm in San Diego, a 15-storey office building in Charlotte and a Habitat for Humanity housing project in Dallas have in common?

Jordan & Skala Engineers, Inc.

If There Are a Million Ways to Make Fluid Flow Better, This Company is Working on Most of Them

Graco Inc. produces everything to manage fluid handling in dozens of industries and over 100 countries. It relentlessly tasks its divisions with developing new applications based on advanced technology. And it still finds time to be one of Fortune’s “20 best places to work.”


Expanding the Capabilities of Plastic Film

Copol International Ltd. of Canada is a plastic film manufacturer, specializing in cast polypropylene film, a mainstay of the packaging industry, particularly in the food sector. With innovation and specialization, it has become an industry leader in North America – and the future looks even brighter.

Copol International

Solving Packaging Line Problems

In the food business, keeping packaging lines running smoothly day in, day out makes keeping ducks in a row seem easy. A newly re-invigorated ITW Hartness is a national leader among packaging equipment providers, with unique, brilliant solutions and technology chosen by the top producers.

ITW Hartness

Taking Packaging Beyond the Box

There is nothing standard about CWS Contract Packaging, which works from three facilities in Norwich, New York. With partnerships in cosmetics, drugs, and retail firms across America, this packaging provider has been praised for its service, flexibility, and quality by international giants such as Proctor & Gamble, The Himalayan Institute, StemSave, and others. CWS Packaging is based on a commitment to quality, ethics, and people. I spoke with Eric Moore, vice president, who shared the story of this packaging leader.

CWS Contract Packaging

Smart Solutions for Industrial OEMs

Smart Solutions for Industrial OEMs All-State Industries, Inc.By Robert Hoshowsky View in E-MagazineView in Brochure All-State Industries, Inc. of West Des Moines, Iowa is led by two brothers, Chief Executive Officer Scott Pulver and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Reed Pulver, and a strong and experienced management team. The firm was founded by their father Bob back in 1974. As it has grown, All-State Industries realized forming a new partnership and investing in the business was integral to its future success. For All-State – one of the finest custom manufacturers of non-metallic components for many global original equipment manufacturers […]

All-State Industries, Inc.

Celebrating 60 Years as a Niche Market Supplier

Custom Products of Litchfield Incorporated is proudly proclaiming its sixtieth year in business. Located in Litchfield, Minnesota, the family-owned company was originally known as Reinke Sheet Metal and Manufacturing. Arvid Reinke established his company in 1959, primarily to address the needs of the construction industry for customized sheet metal fabrication.

Custom Products of Litchfield Incorporated

To End Up with Great Automation Solutions, Start with Great People

For technical and service excellence and highly innovative, customized, automation solutions for product lines, Haumiller Engineering of Illinois is a manufacturing partner that has the experience, the specialized expertise, and the desire. Plus the people.

Haumiller Engineering

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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