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April 25, 2019, 9:45 AM EDT

The Plastic Straw that Broke the Internet

To say the invention of plastic revolutionized manufacturing is an understatement – it literally changed our lives forever. With its roots going back hundreds of years, the development of plastic is credited to English chemist Alexander Parkes and the discovery of Parkesine (nitrocellulose), considered to be the first man-made plastic. Tied in to the evolution of photography, celluloid plates became a lighter alternative to the heavy and fragile glass plates used to capture early images.

In Focus

A Ground Beef Processor Focused on Sustainability and Innovation »

Jensen Meat Company has been a processor of high-quality ground beef products for over 60 years, servicing the retail, food service distribution, restaurant, and school markets. It produces quick frozen and fresh ground beef patties in a variety of shapes, sizes, and fat-to-lean ratios and it partners with a wide range of food distributors.

Jensen Meat Company

At the Heart of the Food Industry »

Ford Brothers has been a part of the Western New York food industry for many years. The company is celebrating its seventy-fifth year in business, and this landmark anniversary coincides with record growth. The company’s success is not down to one particular product or decision but is based on the diversity and skill of everyone involved.

Ford Brothers

A Commitment to Caring for the Land »

Rainfall doubled in Wisconsin over the past two years. While the rain was pouring down in massive sheets in Wisconsin, fires were blazing across much of California. These changes in climate are impacting the flora and fauna across the U.S. Climate change remains the number one threat to global food systems. So how is your food supply being impacted by climate change?

Okray Family Farms

Shaking Up Success in the Ready to Drink Market »

When an entrepreneurial husband and wife teamed up to get the first distillery licence granted in 100 years in Ontario, big things – and awesome beverages – were bound to happen. Here’s to good drinking right out of the bottle!

Black Fly Beverage Co.

A Rising Star in the Automotive Industry »

Xfinity Freight Systems Inc. is a domestic and international automotive transportation and logistics company operating out of Warren, Michigan. The company serves clients across several countries, transporting automotive freight via ground to and from suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. Clientele includes automakers General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the ‘big three’ of t

Xfinity Freight Systems

Modern Logistics for Modern Needs »

Star Cartage is a transport, supply chain, and logistics company, hailing from Toledo, Ohio. Customer care and attention to detail are vital, but its true strength lies in its ability to know what the client needs before they do. We spoke with its Chief Executive Officer Dennis Rutherford and Chief Operating Officer Joe Collins.

Star Cartage

An Advanced Fleet Servicing the Health Science and Automotive Industries »

Pegasus Transportation provides a vast array of logistics services, specializing in Just In Time, temperature-sensitive deliveries. The two founders, Dan Lockard and Gary Hanke, had expertise in separate fields and their connections allowed the company to specialize in both the automotive and pharmaceutical industries when it was incorporated in December of 1987.

Raising the Bar »

The idea of the truck driver has reached a level of romanticism in modern culture: a hard-working fleet of men and women who drive through the night from one end of the country to the other, hauling the necessities of life along with them. While our culture and media tend to amplify the truth of those we admire there is no denying that the workforce behind Lavalle Transportation (LTI) strives to m

Lavalle Transportation (LTI)

Going the Extra Mile with Innovation »

Innovative Transportation Services (ITS) is an asset-based transportation provider based in Buffalo, New York. ITS is a subsidiary of Sonwil Logistics, which has been serving western New York State and the surrounding area for over 35 years. Taking pride in its core value of innovation, ITS doesn’t shy away from new technology, even if it means being among the first users.

Innovative Transportation Services

Focusing on People »

Now in its 26th year of business, ICAT Logistics has grown from a small outfit into a global player and top Baltimore-area workplace. ICAT Logistics has a total of 18 locations around the United States with several partners located in Asia. The global logistics solutions provider focuses on people: serving clients by turning their problems into solutions, while supporting and developing

ICAT Logistics