A Unique Educational Experience

When he graduated from College of the Atlantic (COA) in 1992, the world held a great deal of promise for Darron Collins. For the young man, it was the culmination of ‘an unforgettable adventure in education’ that began four years earlier when Collins enrolled as a student at a college in Bar Harbor on Maine’s picturesque Mount Desert Island.

College of the Atlantic

Synergy & Sustainability

These days, to be successful, a company must be flexible and diverse in its offerings. This is especially true if the industry to which it caters is in downturn.


SME on the Rise

Starting a business takes a great deal of investment, personal sacrifice and, in many cases, a leap of faith, and this is something that the owners of Birch Mountain Enterprises know all too well. When brothers Chris and Lee Wilson, along with their childhood friend Ivan Boucher, made the decision to leave long and secure careers at Syncrude to start Birch Mountain in 2005, the future was full of possibility.

Birch Mountain Enterprises

An Emerging Innovator

Industrial minerals company Great Lakes Graphite’s new plant will be refining flake graphite to add value to products wanted by the existing graphite market while preparing for exciting future uses. Business In Focus spoke to Chief Marketing Officer and Director Paul Ferguson; Chief Executive Officer and Director Paul Gorman; Innovations Division Chief Operating Officer Jerry Janik; and Innovations Division Senior Vice President of Sales and President Mike Coscia.

Great Lakes Graphite

Western Canada’s Land Service Specialists

Scott Land & Lease has led the way in the land services industry in Western Canada for over 25 years. Having developed a reputation for consistently delivering results, Scott Land & Lease has the resources and the deep-rooted expertise to offer clients across a number of industries a unique, diversified approach to land services.

Scott Land & Lease

Metal Building Specialists

For over four decades, SEA CON LLC has worked with clients across Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Arizona, and New Hampshire on a broad range of commercial and industrial projects, with a focus on metal buildings. The Issaquah, Washington-based business continues its longstanding tradition of excellence, timely delivery, outstanding customer service, and value for the dollar to meet the construction needs of its customers.


Developing the Robots of the Future

Nachi is a name synonymous with cutting-edge technologies, partnered with value and service. Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. is owned by the Nachi Fujikoshi Corporation, which itself has been in existence for almost ninety years. Its longevity and endurance is a testament to the skill and business acumen found there. Nachi Robotic Systems, by comparison, is relatively new yet is fast approaching thirty years in the American market.

Nachi Robotic Systems

Electrical, Instrumentation, Telecommunications and Controls Experts

Looking back over the past decade, Hartley Harris has seen many changes take place in Western Canada’s Oil and Gas sector. Hartley is president of Catch Engineering – a privately-owned partnership created with Executive Vice President Chad Smith. The specialized engineering services consulting company is widely known for its talent pool of experts who work closely with clients on electrical power distribution, telecommunications, automation and control instrumentation.

Catch Engineering

Empowering Global Assembly

Lanco Integrated designs and manufactures high-performance, turnkey, automated assembly and test solutions for diverse industries and markets across the globe. Lanco Integrated is driven by its clients’ needs, ensuring that these needs are met through its technology and processes.

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From American Dream to Industry Leader

Stanley Machining and Tool is the premier manufacturer of high quality, precision, contract machined parts for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers across a diverse range of industries in the U.S. Celebrating 50 years of success, Stanley Machining and Tool has grown through hard work, a commitment to exceptional customer service, and the highest standards of quality, safety, integrity and respect.

Stanley Machining & Tool

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