Home » July 22nd, 2014 Entries posted on “July, 2014”

Yoder Lumber

Drawing Strength from Within Yoder Lumber endures tough times, begins to reap the rewards of economic recovery Call it a downturn. Call it a recession. Call it a really bad stretch of economic road. Whatever it was, Mel Yoder was all too aware of it and the havoc it was wreaking on the decades-old business […]

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Town of Whitby

Growing at a Dizzying Pace Whitby’s public works department handles challenges as numbers climb  A growth spurt in the form of 70,000 new residents doesn’t come without pain. And as commissioner of public works and manager of engineering/infrastructure services, respectively, both Suzanne Beale and Greg Hardy know all about what that sudden population rise from […]

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Moving the Masses to “Get Fit, Not Hit” UFC GYM provides high-level conditioning without the combat Nearly everyone would love to look like Jon Jones, Anderson Silva or Ronda Rousey. But not quite as many care to endure the spinning kicks, arm bars and choke holds along the way. For that enthusiastic but decidedly less-combative […]

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United Counties of Prescott & Russell

Enjoying a Calm within the Storm United Counties of Prescott and Russell stay ahead in infrastructure race   Collectively, the forecast seems bleak. But if the fortunes of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell are forecast separately from some of their other Eastern Ontario brethren, Stephane Parisien insists, things don’t look quite so ominous. […]

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Reaching for the STARS Air ambulance service offers time, hope and transport to critically ill, injured patients STARS Air Ambulance sprang to life as a nonprofit organization in 1985, with a loan from a Calgary-area Lions Club, a leased helicopter and an objective to save patients from rural Alberta towns without the time or the […]

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Environmental Packaging Technologies

Building the Perfect Package EPT eyes convenience, savings in creating ideal shipping options The genesis of Environmental Packaging Technologies came thanks to a generation-long dearth of design innovation in the bulk liquid transportation container market, which had actually existed since the 1970s. The company’s founders seized upon that reality when creating the business, and, by […]

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Rittal Corp.

Staying True to its Roots U.S.-based Rittal Corp. proud of its German-engineered bloodlines It’s not just about the cars. Though the default image upon pondering a German-engineered product might be a speeding Porsche or a luxurious BMW, there’s a company based in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Ill. that’s not at all shy about touting […]

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  Searching for the Perfect Shady Spot Company founder puts tinkering skills to work at QMotion  If you’re looking to replicate your grandfather’s window shades, keep looking. Because what CEO Willis Mullet and his staff of 100 have in mind is, well… a touch more advanced. “As more people are getting into home automation and […]

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Monster Mini Golf

  Creating (and Sustaining) A Monster Monster Mini Golf founder ponders future after 10 successful years It’s probably a good thing that Christina Vitagliano didn’t live in New Jersey. Because if she had, the three-hour drive home that essentially changed her life a decade ago might only have lasted half that long – and the ideas […]

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A Culture of Precision, Performance and Fun Optimax continues the legacy of precision optics manufacturing in upstate New York  Rick Plympton is very proud of the work being done at Optimax Systems Inc. After all, as chief executive officer of the Rochester, N.Y.-area company, he oversees an operation that manufactures the precision optics behind some […]

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