Growing by Going Lean

Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Cogent Power Inc. is the largest manufacturer of electro-transformer components in Canada. The firm has operated in Canada for over four decades and has sister companies in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Cogent is run as part of a European group of companies owned by Indian conglomerate, Tata Steel.

Cogent Power

The Holy Grail of Assembly Automation

Transformix’s highly flexible, repeatable and precise technology is the first of its kind in the world. The company has developed a disruptive, game-changing technology that allows its clients to achieve productivity and efficiency like never before.


Shredding Cars and More

Quad Plus in Joliet, Illinois, provides industrial control systems, solutions and services. Its team of mechanical and electrical engineers provides “technology-based solutions for all types of plant automation platforms. This includes plants, mills, factories, mines, et cetera. Essentially, anything that includes process or line control/automation,” says Joe Kowalkowski, General Manager of the Quad Plus Large Drive Division.

Quad Plus

Innovative Processes Driven by Innovative People

Innovative Automation’s rise to success has been supported by a deep knowledge of the industry, experience and exceptional technical capacity. The company was founded in 1989 by three gentlemen with a great deal of expertise and a drive to create a company all their own. They succeeded in an industry that they knew quite well.

Innovative Automation

Creating Cameras for the Twenty First Century

Cameras have become an integral component of the modern age. From cell phones and security systems to next generation cars, the explosive expansion of camera technology is expected to fuel a net increase of over 2 billion camera modules, growing the capital equipment market from $150 million in 2015 to more than $500 million per year by 2020.

Automation Engineering

A New Era of Growth and Success

For almost seventy years, Cessco has served western Canada as a leading custom heavy fabricator. The company has been providing clients in the oil sands, gas processing, petrochemical, pulp and paper, power generation and mining sectors with design integrity, quality workmanship and unsurpassed customer service.

Cessco Fabrication and Engineering

Creating a Sustainable Network

Lisa Hanlon co-founded Teltech Communications in 1999, launching the humble startup from a garage with just two employees. Seventeen years later, the company employs 170 people and boasts locations in five states, with main offices in Colorado and Texas.

Teltech Communications

Ready for Anything

Ready Engineering Corporation is based in Spruce Grove, Alberta with offices in the United States and Canada. It is an industry-leading, global provider of electrical, controls and industrial information systems engineering services for a wide array of industries, and is approaching its twentieth year in business.

Ready Engineering Corporation

A Modern Manufacturing Success Story

Rochester is one of the fastest growing cities in the Seacoast of New Hampshire, attracting a steady stream of enterprises eager to take advantage of the business-friendly environment. Already a regional commercial center for the state’s southern lakes region, recent growth builds on the city’s long established strengths…

City of Rochester, NH

Where Arts & Industry Meet

Centrally located along the banks of the Mississippi River in America’s heartland, Granite City, Illinois was ideally situated when the industrial revolution took off in the United States. Frederick and William Niedringhaus recognized the area’s potential and chose the site for the location of their company, which would grow to become Granite City Steel…

Granite City, IL

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The Robotic Workforce

For generations, television and Hollywood have taught us to believe that robots are usually one of two extremes: cute and harmless, or potentially destructive and deadly. From the flailing-armed robot in the 1960s TV series Lost in Space metallically yelling, “Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!” to the unstoppable cyborg assassin in 1984’s The Terminator and its many sequels, to the film adaptation of Science Fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot in 2004, robots are charming and clunky, downright menacing, or in the case of the creations in I, Robot, benign – that is, until they defy The Three Laws of Robotics, namely to follow specific orders and never allow humans to be harmed.