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.
Merging 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.
Firing Industries Ltd.
Meeting Needs and Finding Solutions
As a leading Canadian supplier of innovative processing equipment, Firing Industries has enjoyed ongoing success. But the best two years in company history occurred recently – in 2020 and 2021, surprisingly – and for some very good reasons.
Service Door Industries
Founded in 1988 by Dave Thompson and Brian Payne, Service Door Industries Ltd. – which soon became known to customers simply as Service Door or SDI – soon built a reputation for quality, professionalism, and customer service.
Company Culture Drives SMEs Forward
The Changing Workplace
“Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing.” – Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, for Medium.com on Apr 20, 2014.
Every little bit helps when it comes to reducing carbon footprints and minimizing environmental impacts, especially for companies like Inteplast Group, the largest manufacturer of integrated plastics in North America.
Manufacturing From the Ground Up
The Start of Something Great
Who hasn’t dreamed of inventing and manufacturing a product that’s not only beneficial but hugely successful, both personally and financially? When it comes to a start-up business, dreaming isn’t enough however, and while the road to riches may be long and challenging, seeing a solid, innovative idea migrate from inception to finalization is possible with smart planning, a little luck and lots of hard work.
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