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The rise of EVs and hybrids on the market has brought massive changes to how cars are powered. The emphasis on finding alternatives to fossil fuels, or at least reducing the use of them, is also raising our collective consciousness about the impact driving cars has on the environment.


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Manufacturing Moving ForwardWelcome to the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development

Manufacturing Moving Forward

Welcome to the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development

The UN’s decision to proclaim the next 10 years as the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development “represents a unique opportunity for humanity to use the critical role sciences play in the pursuit of sustainable development.” According to the document presented at the 96th plenary meeting on 25 August 2023, sciences represent “one of the key means of responding to the complex challenges of our time to ensure a safe and prosperous future for all.”

Supporting Central Pennsylvania’s ManufacturersInnovative Manufacturers' Center

Supporting Central Pennsylvania’s Manufacturers

Innovative Manufacturers' Center

The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC) is a public-private partnership working to increase the innovation, productivity, and profitable growth of Central Pennsylvania’s manufacturing community. The Center’s team of expert advisors strategically partner with the region’s small-to-medium sized manufacturers to deliver a wide range of services and resources at an affordable cost.

Passionate About Fluid PowerCurry Fluid Power

Passionate About Fluid Power

Curry Fluid Power

Curry Fluid Power is a family-owned and operated company that has become a one-stop shop for fluid power solutions. From hydraulic cylinder and component manufacturing, to pump, motor, and valve repair, to parts distribution, the company has become the go-to for countless OEMs and players in mining, oil and natural gas, aggregate, construction, and agriculture.

Custom Precast Concrete Without CompareArchitectural Precast Innovations, Inc.

Custom Precast Concrete Without Compare

Architectural Precast Innovations, Inc.

For 60 years, Architectural Precast Innovations, Inc. (API) has been committed to delivering high quality, custom prefabricated architectural precast concrete building components to diverse customers and market segments. Exceptional craftmanship, commitment to sustainability, and a relentless drive for innovation are just a few qualities API is known for. The company has built its reputation one award-winning project at a time, completing projects as small as signage to more complex structures like One Willoughby Square, Brooklyn, New York, a 2024 PCI Design Award Best Office Building and Sustainable Design Award Honorable Mention.

Work Smarter, Not HarderSamuel Automation

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Samuel Automation

Custom automation service provider Systematix, now Samuel Automation, has recently become an integral part of a much larger corporate ecosystem, and now boasts more power and resources than it ever has before. What one may not realize is that the beginnings of the business were quite a bit humbler…

Fine Metal FinishingGMB Heavy Industries

Fine Metal Finishing

GMB Heavy Industries

Based in Mississauga, Canada, GMB Heavy Industries is the turnkey steel mill equipment partner that North America’s best-known steel mills search out to help keep steel products rolling across the continent. The company provides them with research and development, design-engineering, project management, manufacturing, parts, and installation of custom equipment. Taking on only custom projects, the team’s vast knowledge base and attention to both detail and safety are benefits for customers that want a supplier committed to their success.

Expanding Its North American FootprintGROB Systems, Inc.

Expanding Its North American Footprint

GROB Systems, Inc.

GROB Systems, Inc. (pronounced ‘Grow-buh’) is in the midst of a massive expansion. The manufacturing equipment provider, specializing in machining centers, industrial software, automated pallet systems, and other solutions, is headquartered in Mindelheim, Germany with a site in Bluffton, Ohio. The Bluffton branch is growing rapidly to fulfill demand from clients in the e-mobility sector.

Liquid ExcellenceInline Filling Systems

Liquid Excellence

Inline Filling Systems

Based in Venice, Florida, Inline Filling Systems (IFS) manufactures custom turnkey liquid packaging arrays for everything from oils and extracts to uncarbonated drinks, food, chemicals, beauty products, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceutical products—to name only a few.

A Brewing and Distilling Equipment Expert Continues to InnovateSpecific Mechanical Systems

A Brewing and Distilling Equipment Expert Continues to Innovate

Specific Mechanical Systems

Specific Mechanical Systems Ltd., a Victoria, British Columbia-based company that designs, manufactures, and installs brewing and distilling equipment, has expanded its automation processes and market reach since it was profiled in November 2022 in Business in Focus magazine. In the face of significant technical challenges, the company has automated its already innovative distillation system.

Delivering What Is PromisedChamp Industries

Delivering What Is Promised

Champ Industries

In just a few years, Champ Industries has seen a great deal of change come its way thanks to changes within and outside its walls. It currently has locations in Canada and the U.S., in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Jamestown, North Dakota respectively, and is doing better than ever with a renewed focus.

Technology-Driven Metal TransformationJohn W. McDougall Co.

Technology-Driven Metal Transformation

John W. McDougall Co.

One can tell a lot about a company by the company it keeps. When vendors become customers and customers become vendors, as they do at John W. McDougall Co. Inc., it demonstrates that premium solutions and customer satisfaction are paramount here. The processing division of John W. McDougall Co. Inc. is home to in-depth fabrication expertise which has customers, from across the United States and further afield, returning for more.

Creating Sophisticated and Simplified SolutionsFiring Industries Ltd.

Creating Sophisticated and Simplified Solutions

Firing Industries Ltd.

Working with customers to choose and provide technically complicated process machinery and equipment, Firing Industries Ltd. helps prominent Canadian businesses across numerous industries, including foundry, steel, culinary, chemical, and pharmaceutical. Employing a professional, consultative, problem-solving approach, the company offers invaluable assistance with the overall planning of specific projects.


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