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Magazine Issue April 2014


Lifting Standards in Brazil

This US crane building company opens a state-of-the-art factory in Brazil, creating equipment of international standards for the Latin American market. Reuben Ford talks investment and innovation with General Manager of Manitowoc Brasil, Mauro Nunes.

All Star Metals

Scrap Metal All Stars

The USS Forrestal has docked for the last time. The historic aircraft carrier, infamous for its 1967 fire, which killed 137 sailors and injured another 161, is currently undergoing dismantlement at a port in Brownsville, Texas.


On the Right Road

This Brazilian specialist in asphalt for road building has increased its lead since becoming part of the world’s biggest construction equipment group. Reuben Ford catches up with the company that has overtaken expectations and follows its unstoppable success.

Cyclone Manufacturing

Taking Aerospace by Storm

Cyclone Manufacturing enters its 50th year in business in 2014 and yet, perhaps an even bigger anniversary is the 25 years that its President, Andrew Sochaj, has been at the helm of control. In a conversation with Industry Today, Sochaj…

Daniel Defense

Industry Assault

“Herbert Hoover used to say there should be a chicken in every pot, well I agree with that, but also would add that there should be a gun in every closet as well.” Those are the words of Marty Daniel,…

Grupo SYL

Why They’re Not Slamming on the Brakes

SYL is Brazil's leading supplier of brake pads to the automotive aftermarket. In an interview with Michael Sommers, president Avi Gelberg discusses the importance of developing new friction materials - and friction-less client relations.


More Than Just Packaging

Approaching 30 years of trading, one of Brazil’s biggest packaging companies has a history of investment and success. Planning Manager Alexandre Fachinelli explains to Reuben Ford how company values and service have been instrumental in attaining market leadership. Packaging and…


ScreenCo’s Rise to the Top

ScreenCo represents a company that seems to be doing everything right nowadays, as the Canada-based roll form and screen manufacturer takes on 2014 with a new wave of momentum. The company’s president, Jennifer Small, talks about the journey her company…


How Will This Newcomer Become a Market Leader in 5 Years?

Open for business since April 2013, Ammann Brasil is the first Latin American unit of the world’s leading manufacturer of asphalt plants for roadways. Managing director Gilvan Medeiros Pereira tells Michael Sommers about the company’s plans to pave its way…

Innovative Refrigeration

All In One

Design concept and award-winning engineering? Check. Meticulous project management and dedicated customer service from start to finish? Check. Expertise in rigging, welding, piping, insulation, control wiring, and turnkey installation? All checks. Innovative Refrigeration does it all, a one-stop shop for…

Supermétal Structures

Steely Origins

Supermétal Structures is now one of North America's most celebrated structural steel contractors, recognized throughout various industry sectors for its line of top-quality, fabricated products, delivered on time and customized to contractual specifications at competitive prices. Click here to read…


Impacting the World Above & Below

Whether it's buildings soaring sky high into the clouds, drills spinning their way deep into the depths of the earth's crust, or the water and resources that flow in between, Layne represents a global company that impacts the world in…


U.S. Manufacturers Reaching Chinese Consumers

Exposure to China’s growing economy is becoming increasingly important for American manufacturers, especially as domestic demand for many products remains stagnant, according to recent estimates.


Composite Supply Chain Reinforces

Composite structures are not new in history nor are they new to Utah. Those in the know are aware that Utah has a burgeoning advanced composite industry that has attracted some of the most well respected firms in the country.What…


The Leadership Playbook

In sports, winning and losing matters. It matters. It doesn’t matter if you are dealing with kids or colleagues: No team, period, can go onto a field expecting to lose the game. And it is a coach’s job to instill…

Oregon State University

Sustaining Manufacturing’s Future

If the term ‘sustainability’ was an actual stock, shares under its name would be soaring in value and popularity in today’s complex business world. You can count the manufacturing industry now as one of its potential investors, as engineers from…


Leading the Way to New Horizons

One of the fastest growing companies in Brazil launches a new line of cargo transport trailers to achieve record sales.

Columbus Castings

Casting Power

Megan McCuan, director of communications talks about the history of the company and where it is today.

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