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Ground Breaker

Cementation is a mine contracting and engineering company engaged in a unique design-build approach to complex underground infrastructures that emphasizes the ability to deliver projects on-time and on-budget. David Soyka reports on how this Canadian-based unit of a global mining…


Pollution Solutions

As world industry steps up environmental concerns, the pressure for safe waste disposal is on. One of Brazil's most innovative pollution control companies invests in new divisions and international technology to help the country clean up its act. Reuben Ford…

Frango Bello

International Chicken

Brazil is the world's biggest exporter of chicken. One of the country's most dynamic and ambitious poultry producers, the Pluma Group aims to increase production of its Frango Bello brand by 40 percent this year to meet growing international demand.…


Bringing the Heat

Gasbarre Furnace Group was established in 1973 by George Gasbarre, a 20-year veteran of the powder metallurgy industry who, after working with various companies and manufacturing parts, saw a void in the market and took matters into his own hands,…

Zodiac Aerospace

Structures of the Zodiac

Zodiac Advanced Composites and Engineered Materials (ZACEM), a business unit of C&D Aerospace (in turn, a subsidiary of global conglomerate Zodiac Aerospace) makes advanced composite primary and secondary structures, engineered raw materials and plastics components for demanding commercial and military…


Milk Masters

Natrel has recently undergone a major makeover. The Canadian dairy brand, which operates and serves as a subsidiary to the Agropur agricultural dairy cooperative, has opted for an all-natural look.


Family Farming

In Brazil, 70 percent of cultivated foods consumed in homes come from family farms. Recognizing the importance of small parts in a big business, Budny Indùstria & Comércio Ltda. provides traditional agriculturalists with the tools and innovation they need. Reuben…

Pension Withdrawal Liability

Internal Assessments: Tackling Withdrawal Liability

The looming challenges that multi-employer pension plans currently face are now coming into sharp relief.

Augusta Fiberglass

An American Success Story

Engineering and manufacturing some of the world's largest fiberglass reinforced plastic equipment (FRP), Augusta Fiberglass represents a company today that has continuously succeeded in combining tradition and innovation into their production processes and final products. Steve Engelhardt reports.


Heavy Industry is a Heavy Force Working to Advance Sustainability

In today's highly competitive global economy, sustainability and energy efficiency have become requisites for many business sectors.

Engineering Generalist

The Rise of the Engineering Generalist

In today’s interconnected, populous world, it’s all about diversification. Engineers, who often are viewed as specialists in a certain field, are now following this trend as well, or at least should be, according to Rich Gavin, Training and Development Manager…

Kidnap and Ransom

Kidnapping and Ransom: Is Your Business Prepared?

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of State issued another warning to U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security including kidnapping.


Ship Shaped

Read how this shipbuilder’s unique design and engineering capabilities coupled with the highest quality maritime construction and repair services launch some very specialized vessels.


New Steps From Frum

One of Brazil’s leading manufacturers of brake systems is adept at slowing down to take the curves of an unstable economy.

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