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National Association of Manufacturing (NAM)

The Manufacturing Renaissance is Real

Manufacturing surged in the aftermath of the recession, leading the economic recovery and creating more than its share of new jobs.

Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing

The Center of it All

Many states say they want manufacturing to expand. Georgia, however, is not saying but doing, thanks, in part, to its Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, a multifaceted toolbox of resources made up of industry, government and academia that facilitates the…

The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM)

Acute Problems

Yes, the latest Middle Market Indicator shows there are encouraging but reversible signs of growth throughout the sector. However, several long-term challenges remain for its manufacturing area, particularly in costs, regulations, and a lack of skills.



The boundless heavyweight fight continues between steel and aluminum for supreme lightweight bragging rights for automotive body structures. After decades of aluminum claiming that it is No. 1, recent studies have steel industrialists believing they may have the championing knockout…


How Has Triunfo Triumphed?

Look to the Port of Rio de Janeiro. This logistics engineering company invests heavily in infrastructure and services in a bid to become the best. Reuben Ford analyzes a determined and successful strategy.

Senesco Marine

Double Strength

When it comes to repair and new vessel construction (double-hulled barges, tugboats and other vessels), few companies do it better than Senesco Marine. It wasn’t always so. What factors led to revitalization?


How Can CLAAS of America Improve Your Farm Operation?

CLAAS of America builds the machines that keep America’s farmers moving forward – literally. Lorie Greenspan finds out about the company’s premier LEXION combine line and how newer technologies are enabling farm operations to outsmart the weather.

Composites Atlantic

What Makes Composites Atlantic Soar?

The answer is in its name. Its specialty is composites. Further, company leadership has vision, as Dan Harvey reports.

Koss Aerospace

Cause Rising Koss Surprising

Koss soars. A key supplier to the Canadian aerospace industry since 1975, Koss Aerospace has attached itself to premiere programs – including the Bombardier C Series and Learjet 85. How has it taken such aircraft programs to new heights? Lorie…


High Flying MRO

Flightstar Aircraft Services is a leading supplier of heavy maintenance and repair services to the commercial aviation industry. The Florida-based enterprise is not just financially stable, it’s growing. How does it consistently deliver on its promise – to clients and…

Girassol Agrìcola

How is Girassol Germinating Innovation?

This seed specialist invests in technology and ethical operations to improve production for agriculturalists. Reuben Ford explains a modern approach to tomorrow's market. Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the…

Supreme Corporation

Perfectly Positioned for a Changing World

The Indiana-headquartered company realizes the world is in constant motion. But transportation needs differ from sector-to-sector. As such, Supreme offers a versatile range of specialized vehicles that keep clients up-and-running and rolling in the right direction, Dan Harvey reports. Trucks,…

Cooperativa Holambra

How is Holambra Harvesting More?

Look to cotton and commodities. This cooperative continues to grow despite a constant number of associates. Reuben Ford describes an approach that is one step ahead.

Inland Glass and Aluminum

Heart of Glass: And it Won’t Break

Inland Glass and Aluminum is an architectural aluminum and glass construction company specializing in unitized curtain wall systems. That means glass bolstered by metal. This company’s combination of experience and cutting edge technology won’t shatter, reports Dan Harvey.

Kawasaki Rail Car

How Does Kawasaki Rail Car Move the Industry?

There’s only one name in railroad cars that metro systems from New York to Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. demand, and that’s Kawasaki. Lorie Greenspan tells the story of how 100 years of locomotive development are helping the company move the…


What is the Difference of Korin?

This revolutionary food company invests resources and spirituality in natural products. Reuben Ford takes a soul-searching look at a concept with a difference.

SA Paulista

How is SA Paulista Building a Better Future?

This heavy-duty construction company invests in technology and training to meet demands for increased infrastructure in Brazil. Reuben Ford investigates a determined drive toward development. SA Paulista specializes in excavation and construction of road transport and water networks, airports and…


How Has Servatis Risen from the Ashes?

This agro-chemical industrialist is strengthening its foothold in the market by investing in innovation and environment. Reuben Ford describes a concentrated commitment to clean-up and incredible comeback. Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll…

Pacific Press Technologies

How Has Pacific Pressed Forward for 68 Years?

Answer: By pioneering hydraulic technology that meets customer needs. But the Illinois-based company not only offers its industry’s most innovative products, it provides services undreamt of before Pacific assumed its leadership role, reports Dan Harvey.

Otto Environmental Systems North America

One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure

And we’re not talking about “Antiques Roadshow.” A North Carolina-based business transformed waste into a viable – and socially responsible – enterprise. How? Dan Harvey describes. In the United States, Otto Environmental Systems North America, Inc. is an “invisible man.”

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