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2023 | MarchCelebrating a Decade of People-Led SuccessVector Controls and Automation Group

2023 | March

Celebrating a Decade of People-Led Success

Vector Controls and Automation Group

Vector Controls and Automation Group (Vector CAG) is an established representative, distributor, service and solution partner for several manufacturers. The company was born on March 6, 2013 from a concept that took two years to fully realize after President and Managing Partner Jared Boudreaux, having worked for Endress+Hauser, working with their leadership and consultants to consolidate representatives in the market and geography.

2022 | November 2022Celebrating Three Decades of Best-In-Class 3D Product DataTraceParts

2022 | November 2022

Celebrating Three Decades of Best-In-Class 3D Product Data


Digital content provider TraceParts specializes in providing three-dimensional (3D) product data for the manufacturing industry. The brand was founded in the late 1990s in Europe—now with an American office operating out of Cincinnati—as an effort to help computer-aided design (CAD) engineers and designers of industrial products and equipment save time and boost productivity while designing products and industrial equipment. This eliminated the need to draw and re-draw two-dimensional (2D) and 3D parts of components like nuts, bolts, bearings, and cylinders by hand using 3D modeling.

2022 | September 2022A Century & CountingPierce-Roberts Rubber Co.

2022 | September 2022

A Century & Counting

Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co.

Pierce-Roberts Rubber Company of New Jersey manufactures custom-molded rubber products for companies nationwide. The company was started by R.J. Pierce, who purchased a warehouse in 1911 in Trenton, New Jersey to house goods and begin manufacturing. He met fellow businessman Harry Roberts in 1922, who owned his own rubber company, and the two merged their businesses to form Pierce-Roberts.

2022 | International Safety Equipment Association | June 2022Protecting the Head, Hand, and Body of WorkersRONCO

2022 | International Safety Equipment Association | June 2022

Protecting the Head, Hand, and Body of Workers


Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer and solutions provider RONCO of Concord, Ontario proudly serves Canadian customers nationwide and other customers across the globe, including the U.S., Israel, Romania, Costa Rica, China, Australia and more. The company began operations in 1996 with only a single item in its catalogue: synthetic disposable gloves. Today, it sports an expansive and comprehensive line of PPE products for multiple industries.

Electronics & Components | May 2022Leveraging New Products and Software to Remain at the TopMRI Steel Framing

Electronics & Components | May 2022

Leveraging New Products and Software to Remain at the Top

MRI Steel Framing

American building product manufacturer MRI Steel Framing was founded in 2004 by its two owners, Frank Eberwein and Bill Wilson. The two had been involved extensively in the steel slitting industry and were partners in a Midwest toll processing company. MRI Steel Framing started with one light-duty roll-former capable of producing only non-structural framing members at seventy feet per minute. Very quickly, MRI realized the need for more machinery and purchased the most advanced roll forming equipment on the market to facilitate a rapidly growing customer base.

2022 | Automation | March 2022Leading the Way in Laser Manufacturing SolutionsVirtek Vision

2022 | Automation | March 2022

Leading the Way in Laser Manufacturing Solutions

Virtek Vision

Virtek Vision International is a Canadian manufacturer with international reach. Operating out of Ontario, this company primarily provides solutions to a diverse clientele based around the implementation of lasers and laser-outfitted products. These solutions include 3D laser projection systems, assembled from proprietary software and laser projection units assembled in-house. Virtek’s products are, in turn, used across a number of different industries to enhance the capabilities of manufacturing, projection, vision positioning, and quality assurance processes, among other areas.

2022 | Engineering & Design | March 2022At the Forefront for Over 50 YearsSwiss Automation

2022 | Engineering & Design | March 2022

At the Forefront for Over 50 Years

Swiss Automation

Illinois-based machining manufacturer Swiss Automation has over half a century of experience in precision machining for a variety of industries including medical, defense, aerospace, and more. Feeling drawn to the automation behind cam-operated screw machines, Ken Malo decided to start his own business in 1965 and take on the market in his own way. Then located on Ohio Street in Chicago, the new business began manufacturing cam switches for the 1965 Ford Thunderbird, among other projects, before moving to the Barrington area of Illinois in 1970, where the main office has remained to this day.

2021 | December 2021 | Electronics & Components | In FocusCarbon-Based ElectronicsGiving Silicon A Run For Its Conductivity

2021 | December 2021 | Electronics & Components | In Focus

Carbon-Based Electronics

Giving Silicon A Run For Its Conductivity

For decades now, silicon has been a trusted material in electronics manufacturing due in large part to its use in the creation of semiconductors. Silicon is used among myriad types of electronics today of varying complexity and size, from computers to handheld devices, thanks to its ability to act as both a conductor of electricity and as an insulator (i.e. the role of a semiconductor in a piece of machinery).

2021 | Automation | November 2021Offering Safer, More Efficient Processes to Industries in NeedAlliance Automation

2021 | Automation | November 2021

Offering Safer, More Efficient Processes to Industries in Need

Alliance Automation

American robotics systems manufacturer Alliance Automation offers automation solutions to a multitude of sectors. The company began operations in August 2008 when President and CEO Doug Wenninger, wanting to take advantage of an opportunity he saw within the market to branch out and offer automation to underserved industries, left a Sales Manager position at another automation company to form his own.

2021 | September 2021Test Chamber Solutions Built to LastRussells Technical Products

2021 | September 2021

Test Chamber Solutions Built to Last

Russells Technical Products

Michigan-based Russells Technical Products manufactures test chambers and systems. The company’s roots reach back as far as the 1940s and Ken Russell, the then-operator of Ken Russells Refrigeration, a commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business. Ken Russells Refrigeration was a precursor to Russells Technical Products, which went on to design and manufacture environmental test chambers, which are generally used to expose specific environmental conditions to various products, materials, or components.

2021 | September 2021Exploring OpportunitiesElcon Precision

2021 | September 2021

Exploring Opportunities

Elcon Precision

Elcon Precision LLC manufactures precision components and assemblies for multiple industries. Based out of San Jose, California, Elcon primarily serves market sectors like aerospace, medical, defense, and energy storage. The company’s processes generally involve developing smaller components for large applications such as X-ray systems and surgical devices for the medical market; ion engines, satellites, and space flight systems for aerospace clients; or ejection systems in helicopters. Its wide range of products and industries served along with its commitment to a higher standard of manufacturing places it in an enviable position amongst its competitors.


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