It’s a potentially lucrative career path with ample room to learn and advance, but the manufacturing industry has consistently failed to attract women to its burgeoning ranks:
RD Industries, Inc.Genius in a Bottle: Solving Problems Sustainably
Operating successfully for more than four decades, as RD Industries has, is quite an achievement for any company – but it still takes a bit of genius to become the world’s leader in bottle inserts that create superior closed-loop chemical containment and dispensing systems.
ProAllProAll’s New Spider 2.0 Trucks Pour Concrete and Deliver Business
ProAll International Manufacturing Inc.’s ongoing commitment to pouring concrete in a simpler and more environmentally friendly method has been a goal for more than 50 years, as the company strives to eliminate logistical issues and long wait times for delivery.
Brannon SteelAll Hands on Deck: Committed to Customers, Community, and Collaboration
As a company that has experienced steady, impressive growth since 1968, Brannon Steel has not only enjoyed successful expansion, but has managed to maintain its initial goals and focus of caring for its employees, clients and community. Fostering a deep commitment to family and teamwork, this ISO certified manufacturer with three facilities in Brampton, Ontario offers a wide range of services processing carbon steel plate while expertly handling an array of top-level clients.
ProdomaxCommon Cultures: Two Companies, One Community Vision
Arising from humble beginnings in 1971 with a handful of employees in Barrie, Ontario, Prodomax Automation Inc. has since transformed into a premier automation supplier recognized for quality machines and a highly skilled, experienced and professional workforce.
SeptimatechEmpowering People to Support Success
Although it’s a technology-driven company, Septimatech positions people at the heart of its operations. When it comes to customers, employees, or partners, fostering and maintaining close human connections allows the company to empower them through its culture of teamwork and dedication.
Cortex Design Inc.Designing a Better Human Experience
How can we improve the quality of daily life, making it more enjoyable and more livable? Cortex Design Inc. focuses on commercializing technologies that enhance life and offer positive changes to the human experience.
CCRMPromise and Potential: Filling the Gaps in Cell and Gene Therapy
Established 10 years ago to leverage scientific strengths in regenerative medicine in Canada, CCRM continues to assert Canadian leadership in the life sciences. With a particular focus on the promise of cell and gene therapy, the organization’s goal is to not only treat symptoms of diseases, but to cure them.
Genecis BioindustriesFrom Trash to Treasure – Changing Plastic to Change the World
The potential of plastic production at Genecis Bioindustries Inc. is astounding. The company is creating high-value plastics from food waste that compete in function with oil-based plastics, but are environmentally friendly, composted within a month, and degraded in a year. Genecis is building a circular economy by helping businesses use green PHA plastics in agriculture, packaging, and food services, and reducing the amount of plastic – approximately 18 billion pounds of it – that ends up in oceans every year.
Adaptec SolutionsCustomer-Centric – Creating a Caring Culture
It can be challenging for businesses to establish a company philosophy dedicated to putting employees and customers first, particularly when continual growth and acquisition are essential for success and survival. Adaptec Solutions has managed to do both, and do them well, and is thriving under a strong and unified leadership team, an expanding business focus, and a name change.
F&D PlasticsThe Match Game – F&D Plastics Offers Color Consistency
When the team at F&D Plastics says they take customer service to the next level, they’re not kidding. For more than 50 years, this innovative and resilient company has consistently produced high-performance custom colors, pre-cultured resins, specialty compounds and additive masterbatches at two advanced manufacturing plants, all while providing superior turnaround times and outstanding flexibility for a variety of customers across North America, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
NGenBuilding a Better Workforce Together
NGen’s mission has long involved strengthening the development of world-leading, advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada through the promotion of technology, protecting the environment, and securing supply chains through funding and supporting industry clusters and Supercluster projects. Now NGen is turning its skills and knowledge to bolstering the manufacturing workforce’s future through education, awareness, and collaboration between various industries to address shared issues and interests.
4D SystemsRobotic Systems: Smarter, Better, Faster – and Nicer
The words “robotic systems” conjure up many images. However, if you automatically think “job losses,” you won’t be alone, but it couldn’t be further from the truth: 4D Systems puts humans and robots together to benefit employees, companies, industry, and the world.
August ElectronicsCustomer Service is the Key to Ongoing Success
Celebrating an impressive 30-year anniversary this year, Calgary-based August Electronics attributes that longevity to not only producing quality high-tech industrial and consumer electronics, but fully embracing its customer-focused approach that puts clients first in all areas.
C-Axis Inc.Making Precision a Priority
The manufacturing of medical devices takes exceptional care, quality and precision. C-Axis Inc. excels in all three as it builds exceptional critical-to-function components for the medical device industry.
Inteplast GroupDifference Makers
Every little bit helps when it comes to reducing carbon footprints and minimizing environmental impacts, especially for companies like Inteplast Group, the largest manufacturer of integrated plastics in North America.
AGC Heat TransferCutting-Edge Heat Transfer Technology
Engineering, service expertise and domestic manufacturing make AGC Heat Transfer a leader in sanitary heat transfer solutions.
Recycling Realities in a Throwaway SocietyWhy They Call It The Blues
Reduce, reuse, recycle: We’ve all heard the slogan, and most of us try our best to adhere to the principles of buying less, adopting green initiatives when possible and carefully loading up the recycling bin for weekly collection. But after the Blue Box is emptied and the truck drives away, what do we really know about the ensuing process? How much of what we diligently attempt to recycle to save the planet actually makes a difference? Wanting to help stop climate change, mitigate waste in landfills and eliminate ocean pollution isn’t as clear cut as we might think, because the recycling industry is a lot less about saving the environment and a lot more about economics.
ASI, Division of Thermal Technologies, Inc.Custom Drying Solutions for Better Production Lines, Products, and Profits
While many companies claim to make their customers’ needs a top priority, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based ASI has more than succeeded in this endeavor as it designs and builds custom-drying solutions in a customer-centric process that places service, consultation and communication at the forefront.
Data Driven Workplace WelfareAn Ounce of Prevention
While no one plans to get physically injured or exposed to dangerous working situations at their place of employment, getting hurt on the job is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries were reported in 2019, as well as 888,220 nonfatal injuries and illnesses causing a private industry worker to miss at least one day of work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Preventing these types of injuries along with time missed — in fact, making a workplace as safe as possible — is imperative for all organizations. Unfortunately, the best of intentions don’t always lead to the best results.
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