Nate Hendley

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Bigger than Ever

Fluid System Components

The focus at Fluid System Components (FSC) has not changed since Business in Focus profiled the company in late 2017. The De Pere, Wisconsin-based company continues to manufacture and distribute fluid power products and systems for clients in the mobile equipment and industrial sectors. And it still offers stellar customer service. Fluid System...

Manufacturing in FocusManufacturing the Tools & Technology of TodayTWG Inc., A Dover Company

Manufacturing in Focus

Manufacturing the Tools & Technology of Today

TWG Inc., A Dover Company

For over 90 years, TWG Inc., a Dover company, has been a global leader in manufacturing winches, hoists, slewing ring bearings, swing drives, electronic monitoring systems, and more – bringing industry the power to push, pull, lift, rotate, and control it all electronically.For over 90 years, TWG Inc., a Dover company, has been a global leader in manufacturing winches, hoists, slewing ring bearings, swing drives, electronic monitoring systems, and more – bringing industry the power to push, pull, lift, rotate, and control it all electronically.

Manufacturing in FocusThe Future of Technical FoamFoam Expo North America

Manufacturing in Focus

The Future of Technical Foam

Foam Expo North America

Attendees of Foam Expo North America will be able to take in presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities, exhibitions, and a business-to-business (B2B) ‘matchmaking’ service. The largest conference and exhibition of its kind, Foam Expo North America takes place Tuesday, March 24 to Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Halls A, B, and C of the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, near Detroit.

Manufacturing in FocusGiving Robots PerspectiveCoherix, Inc.

Manufacturing in Focus

Giving Robots Perspective

Coherix, Inc.

Coherix, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan gives sight to machines. The company’s 3D vision systems monitor robotic manufacturing operations to ensure that consistency, quality and precision are maintained. Led by a veteran of the high-tech industrial solutions world, Coherix has been earning kudos and has just secured a partnership that could result in huge growth.

Manufacturing in FocusInternational Family Firm Approaches 50 Years of SuccessComer Industries

Manufacturing in Focus

International Family Firm Approaches 50 Years of Success

Comer Industries

In 2020, Comer Industries, Inc. will mark its fiftieth anniversary. It is a huge achievement, given the sometimes-volatile nature of the manufacturing sector, but the company has no intention of resting on its laurels. Instead, it plans to continue growing its market reach, product lineup, and client base of global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Among other initiatives, the company is looking to add a new level of technology to its existing products.

Manufacturing in FocusMechanizing Potato FarmingSpudnik Equipment Company

Manufacturing in Focus

Mechanizing Potato Farming

Spudnik Equipment Company

Spudnik Equipment Company, LLC, the leading potato equipment manufacturer in North America, is about to get even bigger. Headquartered in Blackfoot, Idaho, the self-proclaimed potato capital of the world, this company is in the middle of a massive expansion that will add another 160,000 square feet of space to its operations. This construction project, coming on the heels of a previous expansion in 2018, involves additions to its fabrication, paint, and assembly facilities.

Manufacturing in FocusMolding Firm Aims to Preserve a Rural CommunityOsborne Industries

Manufacturing in Focus

Molding Firm Aims to Preserve a Rural Community

Osborne Industries

Osborne Industries, Inc. is on a mission. That mission involves more than just doing excellent custom molding work, although that is certainly central to the company’s operations. Osborne’s broader mission is to provide good manufacturing jobs in a rural area with limited work prospects. Based in Osborne, Kansas, the company, named for its hometown, is now completely employee owned and proud of its products, services, and heritage.

Manufacturing in FocusGROB’s Very Good YearGROB SYSTEMS, Inc.

Manufacturing in Focus

GROB’s Very Good Year


It has been a good year for GROB. The company has won a series of prestigious awards from automotive manufacturers and debuted cutting-edge machine tools and related equipment. The family-owned company, based in Mindelheim, Germany, designs and builds machine tools, manufacturing systems, and industrial software, and offers extensive customer support and training.

Manufacturing in FocusIn the Race for Success, Speed WinsClinkenbeard

Manufacturing in Focus

In the Race for Success, Speed Wins


‘Speed Wins’ is the slogan of Clinkenbeard, a fast-rising firm that specializes in the rapid production and prototyping of complex machined parts and metal castings. Headquartered in South Beloit, Illinois, this company is known for more than just fast turnaround times. It has also been recognized for the quality of its work and its expertise in making mock-ups, among other items.

Manufacturing in FocusNorth America’s Leading Rack Safety Solutions Company Marks Its 30th Anniversary in StyleDamotech

Manufacturing in Focus

North America’s Leading Rack Safety Solutions Company Marks Its 30th Anniversary in Style


Warehouse pallet racking systems used for product storage are sometimes seen as an afterthought. Once in place, they are expected to serve their purpose without much care, as storage locations for a company’s inventory. Unfortunately, the reality is much different, says Eric Naaman, president of Damotech, North America’s largest rack safety solutions specialty firm.

Manufacturing in FocusBig Growth from Thin FilmsAngstrom Engineering

Manufacturing in Focus

Big Growth from Thin Films

Angstrom Engineering

Kitchener, Ontario-based Angstrom Engineering, Inc. has built a strong international reputation providing equipment and services to support the growing market of thin film nanotechnology. Angstrom designs and assembles equipment used to make thin films via physical vapour deposition (PVD) or a chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process. Angstrom also offers thin film coating as a service for clients that prefer this option over owning and operating their own thin film deposition equipment. These microscopically thin layers of material have many uses.

Manufacturing in FocusAll About TubesG & L Tubing

Manufacturing in Focus

All About Tubes

G & L Tubing

Founded in the early 1980s, G&L Tubing has since grown by focusing on custom tubing and consistent but cautious expansion. This approach has helped the company grow from a tiny outfit with a single tube mill in the founder’s basement to one that employs roughly 180 people and counts Fortune 500 companies as clients.


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