The year 1905 was a landmark one. Albert Einstein unveiled what became known as his Theory of Relativity, which changed the course of the world. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published The Return of Sherlock Holmes to appease a public still disappointed by the fictional death of his detective a dozen years earlier.
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DiversitechA Breath of Fresh Air
For those in heavy industry, having sufficient, clean air in commercial and industrial spaces is imperative. Diversitech is home to all things air filtration, and its high-quality, technological solutions are ideal for aerospace and metal manufacturing giants. For many of these corporations, Diversitech’s many patented filtration systems outshine the competitors’ products in welding, painting, grinding, and finishing facilities.
Invotec develops and automates manufacturing systems and solutions. Last year, Manufacturing in Focus profiled the company’s impact on the medical device industry. This month, we are checking back in to hear about the latest advances this company is developing.
CanerectorHolding Steady: Canerector Keeps Business All in the Family
Embracing a strong belief in long-term business growth and continuous improvement, Canerector focuses on expanding rather than selling its acquired companies, cherishing their history, culture, leadership, and knowledge and, through its incentive program and aversion to bureaucracy, promoting an entrepreneurial mindset.
Omega TMM American Made
Omega TMM is the only company in the tool presetter market to offer manufacturing, assembly, sales, and support within the United States. While the competition is importing products from China, this Fairport, New York-based company is doing the opposite…
Progressive Rubber Industries Inc.Making the Best Parts for the Worst Conditions
With 25 years in business, Progressive Rubber Industries Inc. (PRI) has mastered the technology of making abrasion, corrosion, and vibration resistant components for mining and the other industries that invented those very conditions.
ProVantage AutomationThis Unique Systems Integrator Celebrates a Corporate Milestone
ProVantage Automation, a Brantford, Ontario-based systems integrator and custom machine builder, marked its tenth anniversary in business this April. With its three in-house engineering and design disciplines of automation control, data management, and mechanical design, the company designs and builds automated solutions for clients in the food and beverage, paper converting, and consumer products sectors. ProVantage’s industrial solutions boost productivity and improve quality and efficiency for clients. The team at ProVantage has the expertise to design and deploy a complete end of line packaging system or cater the solution to be a retrofit versus a new asset.
KNOLL America Inc.Post-Fabrication Metal Reimagined
Machine tool providers and metal fabricators know that dealing with post-fabrication metal leftovers can be challenging. Therefore, a trustworthy partner that can provide high-performance technology to handle heavy-duty processing in round-the-clock operations is of the essence. Considering the importance of the durability required for such processing machinery, finding that partner makes all the difference.
Patriot Products GroupTechnical Skills, Customization Expertise, and Big Ambitions
Patriot Products Group designs and manufactures pump system packages. The company offers diesel dry prime, diesel wet prime, sound attenuated, electric dry prime, and electric wet prime packages that can incorporate skids, trailers, control panels, and fuel cells as well as pumps and engines from various manufacturers. The young business is presently in a growth spurt, spurred by technical know-how and a flair for customization.
Inventus Power Leading Clients through Lithium-ion Electrification Transitions to Success
Inventus Power of Woodridge, Illinois specializes in designing and manufacturing advanced battery and power solutions, from lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs to smart charging systems, power adapters and more. The company has focused on Li-ion battery technology since the 1990s, when the lithium battery was first commercialized, and now more...
Anaheim Precision ManufacturingMeeting the Needs of World-Class Clients
Proudly serving clients for the past 35 years, Anaheim Precision Manufacturing (APM) is active in aerospace, defense, technology, medical, communications, commercial, retail and other demanding industries. An approved supplier for some of the biggest names in business, like Boeing, Goodrich Aerospace, Honeywell International, Gulfstream, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Zodiac, Rockwell Collins and Raytheon, APM provides engineering, milling, assembly and other services all in-house.
Swiss AutomationAt the Forefront for Over 50 Years
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.
Gerflor CanadaWall to Wall Solutions for the World’s Floors
Gerflor (with a soft ‘g’ as in ‘George’) Canada, with offices in Montreal and Toronto, offers design-led, innovative, decorative, eco-responsible, and complete solutions as one of the world’s leading flooring manufacturers.
Harcourt IndustrialFrom Battleships to Outer Space, this Family-Owned Engineering Tooling Company Sets the Pace
Harcourt Industrial, Inc. boasts a legacy spanning over a century, a culture of innovation and engineering excellence, and a project portfolio that includes battleships, jumbo jets, and rockets.
Cortex Design Inc.Designing a Better Human Experience
How can we improve the quality of daily life, making it more enjoyable and more livable? Cortex Design Inc. focuses on commercializing technologies that enhance life and offer positive changes to the human experience.
ATS SystemsCustom-Made for Custom Production
In a 21st century, post-COVID economy, automating business processes will become not merely a production concern but one of safety. Yet automation presents challenges of its own – namely, affordability, practicality, and necessity.
F&D PlasticsThe Match Game – F&D Plastics Offers Color Consistency
When the team at F&D Plastics says they take customer service to the next level, they’re not kidding. For more than 50 years, this innovative and resilient company has consistently produced high-performance custom colors, pre-cultured resins, specialty compounds and additive masterbatches at two advanced manufacturing plants, all while providing superior turnaround times and outstanding flexibility for a variety of customers across North America, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Lin Engineering Inc.Motion Control Experts
Innovation is second nature at Lin Engineering Inc., where it has been built into the processes of company operations and integrated into the culture of the people who drive quality and performance without cease.
LasX IndustriesShifting Gears with an Innovative Product Line
LasX Industries, Inc., founded in 1998 in St. Paul, Minnesota, has new products, a new customer service initiative, and a new focus. When profiled April 2018 in Manufacturing in Focus magazine, LasX custom designed and manufactured industrial laser systems for materials processing. Since then, the company has been shaping its most popular ‘Engineer to Order’ platforms to a ‘Configure to Order’ product line to offer customers more competitive options with quicker order fulfillment—still customizable, and tailored to meet customer requirements.
Ace IndustriesA Family Business Committed to its Legacy
Ace Industries, a family business based in Atlanta, Georgia, has a rich history that can be traced back to 1932. The focus on solving customer problems, instead of simply selling a product, has held true for three generations and this culture will be passed on to the next.
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