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Current | Manufacturing in Pennsylvannia | May 2024Custom Precast Concrete Without CompareArchitectural Precast Innovations, Inc.

Current | Manufacturing in Pennsylvannia | May 2024

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.

Current | May 2024 | Products & ServicesFine Metal FinishingGMB Heavy Industries

Current | May 2024 | Products & Services

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.

April 2024 | FabricationTechnology-Driven Metal TransformationJohn W. McDougall Co.

April 2024 | Fabrication

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.

April 2024Daisy Chains and Golden GatesA New Eco-Tech Sweeps San Francisco

April 2024

Daisy Chains and Golden Gates

A New Eco-Tech Sweeps San Francisco

Wearing flowers in your hair has new significance when visiting San Francisco in the 21st century. Perhaps not such a far cry from the lyrics described in Scott McKenzie’s 1967 hit song, the city is once again in the spotlight for being an international thought leader. As is typical here, technology and innovation play the lead role in welcoming the future.

March 2024 | ServicesIt’s All in the ChemistryNetchem

March 2024 | Services

It’s All in the Chemistry


In the world of international specialty chemical procurement and distribution, Netchem Inc. serves hundreds of manufacturing customers, from independently-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Netchem enables its customers to build and expand solid supply chains, striving to act as an extension of their procurement and distribution departments. And while bigger competitors had difficulties during the supply chain nightmare of recent years, Netchem fulfilled many urgent requests for material while increasing its standard three-month inventory holding period to support customers’ production schedules.

March 2024 | ServicesThe Global Source for Trusted Bulk Mineral SuppliesCREMER ERZKONTOR North America

March 2024 | Services

The Global Source for Trusted Bulk Mineral Supplies


If ever there was a boutique broker of bulk material supplies, CREMER ERZKONTOR (formerly Possehl Erzkontor), the parent company of CREMER ERZKONTOR North America (CENA), is it. That is why increasing numbers of big manufacturers—especially in steel—look to this company to mitigate the risks in procuring raw materials and minerals from abroad. Founded in the early 1900s by the international materials trader Emil Possehl in Lübeck, Germany, it has earned itself a reputation for international raw materials trading excellence in the industry.

Automation | March 2024Taking Automation Integration to New LevelsRAMP, Inc.

Automation | March 2024

Taking Automation Integration to New Levels

RAMP, Inc.

Specializing in custom automation design-build and equipment fabrication, RAMP, Inc. has turned itself into a veritable powerhouse of innovation, harnessing technology to fabricate next-generation manufacturing equipment and inspection and material handling systems for customers in industries like consumer goods, medical devices, transportation, and others around the globe. Recession-proof and self-sufficient to its core, this company is set to be around for many decades to come.

Automation & Technology | February 2024Precision Profile ExtrusionWisconsin Plastic Products

Automation & Technology | February 2024

Precision Profile Extrusion

Wisconsin Plastic Products

While the economic and supply chain mayhem of recent years meant nothing but struggle for some businesses, others soared. One such superstar is Wisconsin Plastic Products, Inc., a profile extrusion leader that expanded its sales by around 60 percent from 2020 to 2021—a phenomenal growth trajectory followed by a 34 percent rate in 2021/2022. Naturally, this has made tremendous company history and brought continued success, contrasting a healthy traditional annual growth of 10 to 15 percent.

February 2024Harvesting the SunStoring and Preserving Solar Energy

February 2024

Harvesting the Sun

Storing and Preserving Solar Energy

Learning to make apricot jam from my grandfather one blazing African summer, I recall being surprised by what appeared to be asbestos hands. While carefully filling each jar with molten delight, he held the boiling jars of jam bare-handed, like popsicles. Once every jar was full and covered, washed and lined up, shining like precious amber gems, it occurred to me that he had, ultimately, just taught me to preserve sunshine to light up the gloom of winter months.

December 2023 / January 2024Now and AgainA Budding New Manufacturing Reality: Embracing E-Waste

December 2023 / January 2024

Now and Again

A Budding New Manufacturing Reality: Embracing E-Waste

Upgrading electronic devices has become second nature for most, while correctly disposing of related materials for recycling has, in many places, become “the right thing to do.” But what do statistics tell us about the realities of electronics disposal? Is recycling all that it is made out to be and are materials reaching manufacturers? How could the electronics waste (e-waste) repurposing loop be improved?

Automation & Technology | December 2023 / January 2024A Team You Can Count OnLeonhardt Manufacturing

Automation & Technology | December 2023 / January 2024

A Team You Can Count On

Leonhardt Manufacturing

In the ever-evolving world of manufacturing, not all metal tubing parts are created equal. Leonhardt Manufacturing, a prominent player in the industry, stands out as a testament to the power of innovation and the importance of workforce development. Leonhardt Manufacturing has consistently demonstrated its mastery of metal tube bending and manufacturing, earning a reputation for excellence.

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing RevolutionMaking Manufacturing CoolAtlas Technologies

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing Revolution

Making Manufacturing Cool

Atlas Technologies

If one could highlight a single manufacturer in Michigan for being innovative and fresh in the way it approaches the field, it would be Atlas Technologies. As a division of Stonebridge Technical Enterprises, Atlas Technologies goes above and beyond to make careers in manufacturing the envy of many in the trades and in other fields. Moreover, the Michigan-based company has achieved double-digit annual growth in the wake of tremendous transformation over the past three years.

In Focus | November 2023 | The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)Protecting North American ElectronicsThe Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

In Focus | November 2023 | The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

Protecting North American Electronics

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is a source of guidance and best practices for companies seeking optimum performance within this highly competitive industry. It is also an advocate for helping North American electronic components manufacturers understand and manage through the regulations and standards needed to serve the wave of companies looking to establish or re-establish facilities in the U.S.


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