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Live, Work, Play

Most of us living in large cities like New York, London, Madrid, Seoul or Toronto take a lot of things for granted which are not available in smaller communities, like reliable public transit, ready access to highways, parks, bicycle and jogging paths that extend for many miles, and major shopping centres…

What Makes a City a Home?
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A Family Approach to Customer Service for 80 Years

Family-owned general line distributor Richards Supply was established in 1937 and has its headquarters in Waco, Texas. The company has three other locations in Texas including one in Temple and two in Fort Worth with an experienced total staff of fifty. As a representative to over five hundred manufacturers, distributing over 500,000 industrial, commercial and contractor products and equipment, the company takes its role seriously.

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A Model that Addresses Infrastructure Demand

The Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) is a National Union representing over 500 000 members – over 110 000 in Canada with an International Office in Hamilton, Ontario. It has Local Unions across the country and is the most common union of construction, healthcare, waste management, and show service workers in this country. In fact, LiUNA, established in 1903, is Canada’s largest Building Trades Union.

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Rise of the Machines

The history of human innovation is punctuated with key moments that have forever altered the course of industry. From the beginning of the industrial revolution, to the invention of the computer, the internet, and robotic automation, it is technology that has driven industry forward. In 2017, the union of automation, data collection, and analytics is changing everything.

Working with Robots for Efficiency and Productivity
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Safety at Work, at Home, and on the Road

The National Safety Council (NSC) has an invaluable mission: to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road. The membership-based organization accomplishes its goals through leadership, research, education and advocacy. After profiling the Council in June 2015, Business in Focus sat down with President and CEO Deborah Hersman this month to hear the latest developments.

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Bringing New Life to the Trade

Family-run Dynomax Inc. was founded by Dr. Richard Zic, and it has grown from its early beginnings in a Chicago basement to become a multi-faceted manufacturing and engineering company and one of the largest original equipment manufacturers for machine tool spindles in North America.

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Robust Packaging, from a Company with Heart

Company President John Coyle has over 40 years of experience in the box manufacturing business and, alongside a team of experts, he has built McLeish Corr-A-Box Packaging into a local leader in the ultra-competitive corrugated packaging industry.

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The Complete Package

Wisconsin Packaging Corp. recently celebrated thirty years. The family-owned business offers corrugated boxes, shipping containers, packaging and point of purchase (POP) displays and can make everything from single-colour industrial boxes to full colour customized solutions.

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Wired for Perfection

Gendon Polymer Services is a specialty compounding house that makes innovative, high-performance products for the rubber, polymer and plastics industries.

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Alberta-based Manufacturing Expertise

In business for twenty-five successful years, Goldridge Industries Inc. is a proud, Canadian-based business manufacturing top-notch products for the nation’s oil, gas and feedlot industries. The company is based in Turin, a hamlet with a population of just over one hundred in the south of prairie province Alberta. Its location allows it to better serve a wide array of customers from its massive, 35,000-square foot facility.

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September 26, 2017, 8:38 AM EDT

Live, Work, Play

Most of us living in large cities like New York, London, Madrid, Seoul or Toronto take a lot of things for granted which are not available in smaller communities, like reliable public transit, ready access to highways, parks, bicycle and jogging paths that extend for many miles, and major shopping centres…