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Magazine Issue March 2016

Georgia Centers of Innovation

Intelligent Growth: Georgia’s Environment of Innovation

Industrial innovation has always been a part of the U.S.’ identity as a nation, but in recent years certain states have distinguished themselves from the rest of the pack as the key players at the center of such, fostering progress…

Global Water Crisis

Manufacturers: Staying Afloat During Water Shortages

Increasing global competition for resources, a complex and evolving regulatory landscape and rapidly escalating climate change are coalescing to give rise to a global water crisis that the World Economic Forum has ranked as the world’s top global risk.

South Carolina

Strength in the Southeast

In South Carolina, the winds of industry have long been blowing. Beginning with the state’s integral role in the rise of the textile and tobacco industries in the southern region of the U.S. in the 19th and 20th centuries, the…

American Trucking Associations

Addressing America’s Truck Driver Shortage

America’s trucking industry has long been—quite literally—the engine behind its economy, transporting large quantities of raw materials, works in progress, and finished goods all across the country for the last 60 years or so, acting as the middle man between…

Subaru of Indiana

Stewards of Automotive Innovation

Subaru of Indiana (SIA) recently began a major expansion of its plant in Lafayette, Ind.—the parent company’s only production facility outside of Japan—that looks to bring substantially more jobs, production, and overall success to the company, as its vehicles continue…


Expansive Luxury

Draexlmaier Automotive of America, a subsidiary of the German-based global automotive component maker, is harnessing expanded manufacturing space stocked with new production equipment to meet rising demands for high-end vehicle interiors and wiring systems. David Soyka reports on how this…


Surf Masters

Surf enthusiasts, listen up: MasterCraft offers boats focused on the end user, offering a solid, high-quality product for an enjoyable, fun-filled water experience. Lorie Greenspan reports on how the company, for nearly 50 years, has produced top-of-the-line craft for the…



The path beneath McDonald’s iconic golden arches has been filled with history-making events in the quick-service restaurant industry. Tapping into that heritage, the company is poised to make its biggest gains yet by simplifying and enhancing its menu, offering all-day…


Honing Their Craft

For over 25 years, Utah-based Metalcraft Technologies has been known as a high-quality manufacturer of precision-machined and complex sheet metal components for the aerospace industry. Fresh off a historic contract with the Defense Logistics Agency, however, the company is elevating…


Reinventing the Wheels

Multivans is a manufacturer of dry freight and refrigerated truck bodies, cube vans, and lift gate distributor based in Ontario, Canada. David Soyka reports on this company’s recently expanded manufacturing capabilities as part of its push into regional northeast U.S.…


Furnace Masters

The name ANDRITZ is one widely recognized today as a global leader in the supply of plants, equipment, and services for nearly every municipal and industrial sector in the world. In this conversation, we take a look specifically at their…


Under Cover

Transhield has a penchant for design and production of protective covers, for products ranging from boats to airplane engines.

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