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Current | June 2024 | PackagingPerfecting Packaging Containers for Over Two DecadesCreative Packaging Solutions

Current | June 2024 | Packaging

Perfecting Packaging Containers for Over Two Decades

Creative Packaging Solutions

Creative Packaging Solutions (CPS) of Keyport, New Jersey, has spent more than two decades developing perfect packaging for retail clients. This encompasses bottles, tubes, trays, jars, boxes, canisters, and just about anything else that can house a commercial product sold in stores or online. Tapping into a network of manufacturers, the company obtains and sells packaging that is both aesthetically pleasing and resilient.

Current | June 2024 | ServicesBuilding Exterior Experts Mark a Major Corporate MilestoneEastern Glass and Aluminum

Current | June 2024 | Services

Building Exterior Experts Mark a Major Corporate Milestone

Eastern Glass and Aluminum

Eastern Glass and Aluminum (EGA) of Norcross, Georgia, marks its tenth anniversary this year as a successful building envelope contractor. Spun off from a larger parent company, EGA excels at construction projects involving glass, glazing, roofing, and metal panels. The firm is looking to grow its market reach, enhance its in-house manufacturing capabilities, and expand a new division devoted to the sale of architectural products.

Automation | May 2024Expanding Its North American FootprintGROB Systems, Inc.

Automation | May 2024

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.

April 2024 | FabricationA Brewing and Distilling Equipment Expert Continues to InnovateSpecific Mechanical Systems

April 2024 | Fabrication

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.

April 2024 | RecyclingSustainable Success for This Vinyl Recycling and Reclaiming CompanyNorwich Plastics

April 2024 | Recycling

Sustainable Success for This Vinyl Recycling and Reclaiming Company

Norwich Plastics

Norwich Plastics of Cambridge, Ontario wants to lead North America in vinyl reprocessing. To this end, it diverts over 50 million pounds of the material from landfills each year. The company primarily deals with flexible and semi-rigid PVC scrap, plus smaller amounts of other thermoplastic waste. The company takes this material, breaks it down, and transforms it into pellets or powders, for reuse in a variety of customer products and applications.

December 2023 / January 2024 | Fabrication & MachiningThis Family-Run Iron Hardware Firm Forges AheadAcorn Manufacturing

December 2023 / January 2024 | Fabrication & Machining

This Family-Run Iron Hardware Firm Forges Ahead

Acorn Manufacturing

Acorn Manufacturing Company, Inc. is a decades-old family business in Mansfield, Massachusetts that manufactures and distributes forged iron builders’ hardware across the United States and abroad. Builders’ hardware refers to metal hardware products used to decorate or protect properties, or to enhance convenience. The company is proud that its goods are made in Mansfield and reflect the heritage of New England.

Engineering & Design | November 2023Leaders in Recycled RubberEco-Flex

Engineering & Design | November 2023

Leaders in Recycled Rubber


Eco-Flex of Sturgeon County, Alberta, marked its 30th anniversary last year as a leader in the recycled rubber product market. The company is well-poised for future growth with products that appeal to clients looking for quality eco-friendly goods. Eco-Flex’s proprietary wares include an innovative sound barrier/residential wall as well as items for work sites, homes, and barns, all made from recycled rubber tires.

Engineering & Design | October 2023Metal Stamping Press SuccessStamtec

Engineering & Design | October 2023

Metal Stamping Press Success


Stamtec, of Manchester, Tennessee, sells industry-leading metal stamping presses and forming equipment. These wares are manufactured by a parent company in Taiwan in ISO-certified facilities, shipped to the U.S., and then sold by Stamtec to end users in a variety of sectors. Along with presses and other products, the company offers turnkey integration and comprehensive customer support.


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