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Magazine Issue December 2014

Centralized vs Decentralized Manufacturing

Companies with centralized manufacturing have a single facility to produce and distribute their products or a central factory with multiple distribution points in their supply chain.

Kodak: Making Print Sustainable

Turning a New Leaf for Industrial Sustainability

Industrial firms have moved beyond thinking about sustainability as a pleasant, heartwarming side project. Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.


Stamp of Approval

Pentaflex serves as one of North America's emerging leaders in precision stamping for the heavy truck industry. Dave Arndt, President of Pentaflex, talks about the history of the company that led them to where they are today, the factors behind…

Taylor Winfield

Welding Innovation with Success

Bringing advanced manufacturing solutions to a worldwide customer base since 1882, Taylor Winfield Technologies is a company that has taken a well-established tradition and built upon it through continuous innovation and a never-ending commitment to quality and on-time delivery. Click…


Filling the “STEM Gap”

America's skilled workforce is at risk. The needs of our nation's economy are outpacing the skill sets and education of our youth, creating a "gap" in our workforce.


Chicago’s Metal-Minded Future

As part of Industry Today's ongoing, extensive coverage of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program, we take a look at yet another one of the twelve designated communities to see how they're using federal recognition and funding to…

Micro Bird

Foot on the Pedal

Micro Bird Inc, a designer and manufacturer of commercial buses, is a name that has been trusted and relied upon across Canada since their founding in 1966. Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll…

Covenant Transport

Covenant Transport – Driving Ahead

The trucking industry and its role in delivering products of all shapes, sizes, and costs across the United States is an aspect of the business world that sometimes gets forgotten. Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally…

Grupo Elizabeth

On the Tiles

Brazil's biggest manufacturer of porcelain tiles announces plans to double revenue in the next two years. Reuben Ford analyzes an approach that aligns ambition, quality and customer satisfaction.

Grupo Tarraf

Building to Greater Heights

Brazil’s number one brand in building and construction project management reveals plans to double revenue in the next five years. Reuben Ford takes a closer look at a group that leads a competitive market with confidence.

ISE Metal

Shifting Metal

Operating as a custom metal manufacturing company since 1934, ISE Metal has long served as a reliable and high-quality stamping company for North American industry. Steve Engelhardt reports on what truly is a dynamic company.

Calçada SA

Building the Best

Look to real estate in Rio de Janeiro. Among the leading construction companies in one of the world's most exotic cities, Calçada SA has conquered the market through quality. Reuben Ford reports on building a reliable and respected brand.

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