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.
Electronics & Components
MultiCamMerging Talent and Technology
After profiling MultiCam in May 2021, Business in Focus has circled back to hear what has happened over the ensuing year. As it turns out, the company has big news, from an exciting change in ownership to innovative new products, so this update is not to be missed.
Hydra Dyne Technology In the Midst of a Digital Revolution
Hydraulic equipment supplier and machining facility Hydra Dyne Technology is based in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1992 by its three original partners, the company began by repairing hydraulic cylinders; however, the team saw limited initial sales and decided to move into the production side of the industry.
Systecon50 Years of Continued Success
Without a doubt, COVID-19 has presented companies with both hurdles and opportunities. For Ohio-based Systecon, the pandemic was a chance to grow and explore bold, innovative ways of reaching out and interacting with clients.
General Control SystemsOwning its Destiny
Once one of Albany, New York’s best-kept secrets, General Control Systems, Inc. is now breaking onto the country’s technology scene with a fresh new look and a renewed commitment to its own and its clients’ success.
The Evolution of Mobile TechnologyThe Future Is Now – And It Fits in Your Pocket
From being ‘just a phone’ to compact entertainment centers and portable offices we carry in our pockets, mobile devices have come a long way.
Giving Silicon A Run For Its ConductivityCarbon-Based Electronics
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).
Parkway ProductsSaving Lives and Molding Futures, One Partnership at a Time
Since opening its doors in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946, Parkway Products, LLC has come a long way in building powerful client partnerships through its custom plastics, metal components and proprietary molding technologies.
Columbia PlasticsCelebrating 75 Years of Innovation and Employee Relations
Last year marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of Columbia Plastics, a family-owned, custom injection moulding company based in Surrey, British Columbia. Unfortunately, the advent of COVID-19 meant that birthday celebrations, as well as the company’s traditional summer barbeque and Christmas events, were cancelled in 2020. While staff parties are fun, putting the health and welfare of its workforce came first.
Banner Metals GroupA Century of Service, a Day at a Time
For 100 years, Banner Metals Group has been a prominent player in American manufacturing. Founded in 1921, the company remains true to its core values of quality, honesty, and reliability – and also changing and adapting to meet each day’s evolving demands.
Industrial Magnetics, Inc.Expanding its Staff, Facilities and Portfolio
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) designs and manufactures both standard and customized magnetic workholding, material handling and separation devices. Most of these products are made in the United States—a point of pride for the company, which also offers magnet-related services to its clientele.
Cogent PowerNew Owner, New Horizons, Same Commitment
The company that would become Cogent Power started out of a garage around 1973 and, in the ensuing five decades, has become a trusted Canadian supplier to the electrical energy industry.
GROB Systems Inc.Electrifying Success in Midst of COVID
GROB has been transitioning to new markets, introducing new products, and maintaining its usual high standards since Manufacturing in Focus last profiled the firm in December 2019. COVID has changed some of the ways the company does business but has not slowed its forward momentum.
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