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Art of Investing

Art of Investing in America

Chinese investors have built up $3.7 trillion in reserves, ripe for investment in American businesses. But six major legal hurdles stand in the way.

SB International

Thriving in Oil Country

As North America’s 5th largest producer, manufacturer, and distributor of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) and line pipe for the oil and gas industries, SB International’s success today is flowing as smoothly as the oil that runs through their pipes.…

Vac-Con

Excavation Innovation

Millions of people watched the sleek, radiant California Chrome gracefully race to two wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and nearly a third at Belmont.

Alto Cafezal

International Espresso

Alto Cafezal exports coffee to Asia, Europe and North America. The Brazilian company, that celebrated 40 years of business in 2012, produces high-quality, semi-washed and natural coffee.

SOMAI

Laying Plans

One of Brazil's largest producers of eggs hatches plans to expand and improve business, with new imported technology, expanded infrastructure, and the introduction of new products. Reuben Ford analyzes a fresh, forward-thinking approach.

Next-Generation Manufacturing

Customer-focused Innovation and What to Get Right

The need to quickly uncover and react to customer demand, leaves manufacturers scrambling to protect intellectual property, define relationships via technology agreements, and figure out BigData.

Plena Alimentos

Beef Experts

As the world's biggest producer of beef, Brazil is home to many specialists in the industry. One of the market leaders is setting the standards in investment and strategy to ensure constant improvement and evolution. Reuben Ford analyzes a unique…

Southern Ionics

Elements of Innovation

It's been nearly 25 years since Southern Ionics was founded as a company, and as they near the quarter-century mark, the company is innovating and expanding like never before.

BTI Breaker Technology

Breaking It Down

Canadian-based Breaker Technology Inc. is a leader in manufacturing equipment that can bust through rock on tough terrain. Join Lorie Greenspan as she heads out into the field to discover the company's break-through in demolishing and rock-breaking equipment.

Manufacturing Day 2014

Capturing the Youth

Manufacturing in the U.S. has always been a staple of American culture, beginning with the establishment of the first cotton spinning mill in Rhode Island in the late 18th century, continuing through the coal and steel booms in Pennsylvania in…

Non-Compete Agreements

Non-Compete Agreements

More manufacturing companies are employing non-disclose, non-compete, and/or non-solicitation agreements to protect their intellectual property, their client base, and their star employees. In today’s highly competitive world such agreements are an important line of defense for a company to maintain…

Railex

Rail Excellence

Railex, a freight-based shipper of refrigerated goods, has been getting products efficiently from point A to point B since the company’s inception in 2004.

OTR Wheel Engineering

Rolling Success

Named as one of Inc.com's "5000 Fastest-Growing Companies" last year, OTR Wheel Engineering represents a company that has been around for a couple of decades, yet continues to accelerate through a focus on innovation and superior service.

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