Chem-Trend is a global leader in mold release agents, casting lubricants, purging compounds, mold cleaners, and process chemical specialties for customers in a broad range of industries. But while the performance of these products is the company’s claim to fame, it’s how the business operates that is truly worthy of praise.
Engineering & Design
Metalumen Manufacturing Inc.
Light It Up: Bright Days Ahead for Metalumen
By paying close attention to surrounding architectural contexts to guarantee the ideal lighting solution is created, Guelph, Ontario-based Metalumen Manufacturing Inc. creates, develops, and produces lighting solutions and products that marry cutting-edge trends with traditional styles, combining form and function to fulfill clients’ needs while also expressing the designer’s vision.
Patriot Products Group
Soaring Growth, New Products, Same Customer Care Focus
The Patriot Products Group continues its dizzying growth, while introducing new products, tweaking existing wares, and codifying internal quality controls.
Wherever the Heat Comes From, Protection Comes From Pyro Shield
Pyro Shield, with locations in Crown Point, Indiana and LaPorte, Texas, is a one-stop shop for temperature-resistant custom fabrication and roll goods for applications in harsh industrial environments.
Davey Textile Solutions
A Shiny New Future for Textiles in Alberta
First responders at a traffic accident at night not only have to act quickly to save lives, they also face the danger of oncoming cars while they do it.
Responsible for the Reels of the Century
In 1923, the world was full of promise. World War I was over, and times were prosperous. The now 100-year-old Hollywood sign in California lit up the mountain slopes, and Vice President Calvin Coolidge became President. Russian-American inventor, Vladimir Zworykin, filed his first U.S. patent for an all-electronic “television system.”
Ascension Automation Solutions
Maximum Results. Minimalist Automation.
Simplicity can be elusive, and achieving it can, at the worst of times, lead developers down endless warrens of complexity—especially on large, high-stakes projects. At Ascension Automation Solutions, achieving optimum results through minimal complexity has become a sophisticated art form worth perfecting.
Smooth Operators – Innovations in Noise and Friction Control
Vibrations are all around us and, by and large, we may not think much of them when we are exposed to them for a couple of seconds. But they can be a serious problem in many ways for manufacturers. Consider the impact of imbalanced rotating parts, uneven friction, or the meshing of gear teeth. Vibrations like these can cause a number of issues for manufacturing equipment that can hurt productivity and the bottom line. And when employee safety and comfort are a top priority, you also need to protect shop-floor workers who operate machines with noise and vibration issues.
Leaders in Recycled Rubber
Eco-Flex of Sturgeon County, Alberta, marked its 30th anniversary last year as a leader in the recycled rubber product market. The company is well-poised for future growth with products that appeal to clients looking for quality eco-friendly goods. Eco-Flex’s proprietary wares include an innovative sound barrier/residential wall as well as items for work sites, homes, and barns, all made from recycled rubber tires.
Healthy Homes for a Healthy Planet
Formed through a collaboration of knowledge, values, talent, and the desire to create healthy homes for healthy futures, Dvele’s innovative style and design disrupt decades of traditional home building to create the smartest, healthiest, most sustainable homes on the market.
DY Concrete Pumps
This Texas Company Offers Great Pumps and Stellar Service
DY Concrete Pumps is a Texas-sized success story. Based in Alvarado, near Dallas-Fort Worth, the company offers high-end concrete pumps, a vast inventory of spare parts, and comprehensive customer support.
Metal Stamping Press Success
Stamtec, of Manchester, Tennessee, sells industry-leading metal stamping presses and forming equipment. These wares are manufactured by a parent company in Taiwan in ISO-certified facilities, shipped to the U.S., and then sold by Stamtec to end users in a variety of sectors. Along with presses and other products, the company offers turnkey integration and comprehensive customer support.
Exciting Expansion for Well-Engineered Machinery
Beginning as a modest family business in 1985, bringing to market machine tools with the best value and productivity for precision machining, Ganesh Machinery grew in just three short years into a 4,000-square-foot operation, followed by a successful 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art enterprise supported by a 40,000-square-foot machine warehouse. The product lines GEN MILL, GEN TURN, and Ganesh were bought by Expand Machinery in 2019, positioning the company on a new, exciting path dedicated to ensuring excellent after-sales service and high-quality, well-engineered machinery for all its clients.
Headquartered in California, Barnum Mechanical Inc. provides sanitary process and utility piping design-build services to a diverse clientele across the U.S. Now well into its fifth decade of business, Barnum is growing rapidly. Director of Business Development Andy Hooper says that the ongoing success of the business is directly correlated to the growth and success of the industries it serves, from food and beverage (F&B), to alternative proteins, water and wastewater treatment.
An Electrical Automation Systems Company in Growth Mode
Western Integrated of Burnaby, British Columbia, marked its 40th anniversary last year, and is firmly in growth mode as it looks to the future. The company offers electrical and automation system design, engineering, building, installation, and commissioning for a diverse range of clients.
LasX Industries Inc.
Since Manufacturing in Focus profiled the engineering firm in November 2021, LasX Industries Inc. has developed a new process controller, established a new business development team staffed by in-house experts, and honed its capabilities in precision converting and other applications…
Rogers Brothers Corporation
Four Generations & Still Trucking
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.
A 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.
Holding 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.
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