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Manufacturing in FocusExceeding ExpectationsKern Steel Fabrication

Manufacturing in Focus

Exceeding Expectations

Kern Steel Fabrication

Kern Steel Fabrications, Inc., of Bakersfield, California, is a structural steel fabricator providing services to a wide range of industries. NuSteel Fabricators, Inc. is a subsidiary company offering similar services out of Childersburg, Alabama, near Birmingham. Together, these companies provide fabricated steel products and services from coast to coast.

Manufacturing in FocusImproving Efficiency, Safety, and QualityHarbach

Manufacturing in Focus

Improving Efficiency, Safety, and Quality


Harbach is a manufacturer of specialized positioning and holding equipment for welding. The company offers a wide range of solutions that either hold an object in place, or automate the process of moving the object into position so that it can be safely and effectively welded. Harbach products make welding easier, and improve both the safety of the process and the quality of the result.

Manufacturing in FocusFive Generations of American ManufacturingDetroit Edge Tool

Manufacturing in Focus

Five Generations of American Manufacturing

Detroit Edge Tool

Detroit Edge Tool is a family-owned manufacturer of machined components specializing in hardened wear parts for the machine tool industry, cutting blades for the scrap, recycling, and demolition industries, surface grinding, and flame hardening. “We make precision components for all of these industries,” says company President and co-owner Ray Ebbing, “but we go far beyond that.”

Manufacturing in FocusCreating Living Spaces for Generations to ComeViessmann

Manufacturing in Focus

Creating Living Spaces for Generations to Come


Viessmann Canada is a manufacturer of residential and commercial hydronic heating equipment, and the Canadian arm of German-based Viessmann Group. The company offers a broad range of heating solutions for customers of all types ranging from small individual sized boilers for apartments and small homes all the way up to multi-unit properties, commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, and other large-scale facilities.

Manufacturing in FocusRapid Response, Customer FocusPennatronics

Manufacturing in Focus

Rapid Response, Customer Focus


Pennatronics is a premier electronics contract manufacturer of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA’s) and electro-mechanical assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, the company has been very successful in taking a customer-centric approach to electronics manufacturing. “Contract manufacturers are abundant,” says Vice President of Operations Dave Spehar. “What separates us is that we do whatever it takes to exceed customer expectations.”

Manufacturing in FocusLearning by DoingElenco

Manufacturing in Focus

Learning by Doing


Since 1972, Elenco has been designing innovative ways to help young students and hobbyists learn about science and technology. This designer and manufacturer of educational toys believes in learning by doing. Elenco toys are often used as teaching aids and can be found in schools throughout the United States.

Manufacturing in FocusSmall-town Company Makes a Large ImpactHaviland Drainage

Manufacturing in Focus

Small-town Company Makes a Large Impact

Haviland Drainage

Haviland Drainage is a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) drainage products. The company’s markets include agricultural, commercial, residential and transportation. It is one of a family of companies operating under the Haviland name: Haviland Culvert provides metal riveted pipe; Modern Plastics Recovery is a recycling business; Haviland Plastic Products makes containers for the nursery industry; and Haviland Energy generates power using three wind turbines and an anaerobic digester.

Manufacturing in Focus

Smart Solutions

LasX Industries

LasX Industries designs and manufactures innovative laser processing systems for cutting, etching, scoring, perforating and etching a wide variety of materials used in manufacturing. ~ The company was founded in 1998 and developed a novel laser processing system using a patented control algorithm to control laser power and a scanning system that...

Manufacturing in FocusThe Problem SolversKit Masters

Manufacturing in Focus

The Problem Solvers

Kit Masters

Kit Masters, Inc. is an aftermarket manufacturer of heavy-duty fan clutches, rebuild kits, and various accessories including fans, tensioners, and control components. The company is headquartered in Perham, Minnesota but has regional representation throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Mexico.

Manufacturing in FocusBringing Vision and Value to Electronics ManufacturingVirTex Assembly

Manufacturing in Focus

Bringing Vision and Value to Electronics Manufacturing

VirTex Assembly

VirTex Assembly is an electronics manufacturing service provider, assembling printed circuit boards, system level builds and chassis assemblies for OEM companies that aren’t set up to do their own manufacturing. The company was founded in 1999 by Brad Heath, the company’s CEO, to fill a gap in the marketplace. Heath identified a need for a service designed to support the low volume / high mix manufacturing needs of OEM companies that weren’t getting the level of support they needed from the larger tier one companies. The goal of the company has always been to be a highly qualified and highly certified contract manufacturer focused on the low volume / high mix market.

Manufacturing in Focus

Forging Success for over Half a Century


Onex Inc. is a refractory and combustion solutions company operating out of Erie, Pennsylvania. The company designs and manufactures OEM furnace equipment, has a team of expert technicians available to service equipment after market, and specializes in building custom solutions to fit the unique needs of its customers. ~ By engineering custom...

Manufacturing in FocusEngineered for the CustomerPolyurethane Machinery Corporation

Manufacturing in Focus

Engineered for the Customer

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation

PMC – Polyurethane Machinery Corporation – is a leading designer and manufacturer of plural component equipment for spray-applied polyurethane foam, polyurea coatings, concrete pouring, and slab-jacking. With over one hundred years of combined experience and knowledge in the urethane industry, PMC offers high quality, field-tested equipment designed with the customer in mind.


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