November 2021

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 | November 2021Building a Better Workforce TogetherNGen

2021 | November 2021

Building a Better Workforce Together


NGen’s mission has long involved strengthening the development of world-leading, advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada through the promotion of technology, protecting the environment, and securing supply chains through funding and supporting industry clusters and Supercluster projects. Now NGen is turning its skills and knowledge to bolstering the manufacturing workforce’s future through education, awareness, and collaboration between various industries to address shared issues and interests.

2021 | November 2021A Business Boom Inspires Investment in AutomationInternational Custom Products (ICP)

2021 | November 2021

A Business Boom Inspires Investment in Automation

International Custom Products (ICP)

For International Custom Products (ICP), the challenges of COVID-19 didn’t result in the well storied downturn in business typical of the global pandemic. How did this Toronto-based sewing company that makes expertly-stitched custom textile products like parachutes turn a quickly mutating virus into an entrepreneurial success story? What’s more, how did ICP catapult to 143 percent revenue growth over three years and reach a place among Canada’s Top Growing Businesses on the coveted annual list by the Globe and Mail?

2021 | Engineering & Design | November 2021The Match Game – F&D Plastics Offers Color ConsistencyF&D Plastics

2021 | Engineering & Design | November 2021

The Match Game – F&D Plastics Offers Color Consistency

F&D Plastics

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.

2021 | Engineering & Design | November 2021Shifting Gears with an Innovative Product LineLasX Industries

2021 | Engineering & Design | November 2021

Shifting Gears with an Innovative Product Line

LasX Industries

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.

2021 | Fabrication & Machining | November 2021A Complete SolutionA+ Group

2021 | Fabrication & Machining | November 2021

A Complete Solution

A+ Group

A+ Group has been providing manufacturers with plastic and metal hardware for a quarter of a century. Armed with an extensive inventory and multiple distribution centers, the Marlboro, New Jersey-based business represents some of the world’s leading manufacturers including Fidlock, Bodypoint, Systemmag, Trimmers, and Winhigh, in addition to supplying a standard hardware line.


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