What Great Camps are Made Of

Camp is where relationships are forged, skills are developed, and individuals have the opportunity to build character and have fun. Camp provides people with a chance to be free, to collaborate, to learn about oneself and the environment. It also happens to be a $500 million industry in the province of Ontario.

Ontario Camps Association (OCA)

Growth and Opportunity in Southern Texas

Since 2000, the city of Cibolo, Texas, has grown by 843 percent, from 3,000 people to nearly 30,000. What’s behind the city’s exponential growth? Business in Focus sat down with Mark Luft, Economic Development Director of the City of Cibolo, to learn what’s attracting so many people to this burgeoning city.

City of Cibolo, TX

An Industry Crusader for 25 Years

Jupiter Aluminum is a highly innovative aluminum producer with finishing and painting abilities. Its products are proudly American-made with nearly 100% domestically-sourced scrap. It has discovered a process by which aluminum can be produced in a way that is good for output, the company’s bottom line, the industry and the environment.

Jupiter Aluminum

Goin’ South

Select Tool, Inc. of Oldcastle, Ontario designs and manufactures fixtures, gauges, and related products, primarily for the automotive sector and offers automation solutions as well. The firm is undergoing rapid growth and is looking to expand its operations into Mexico. Select Tool takes pride in being vertically integrated and capable of handling all stages of a project from design through to machining, assembly and beyond.

Select Tool Looks to Open a Mexican Branch

Made by People, Built with Trust

Headquartered in Oostburg, Wisconsin, Dutchland Plastics is a leader in rotational molding that has been in operation for half a century.

Dutchland Plastics

Ohio Cutting Tool Company Gets a Global Boost

Last year, SGS Tool Company, a round solid carbide cutting tool manufacturer based in Munroe Falls, Ohio, was acquired by the Kyocera Corporation of Kyoto, Japan which employs around seventy thousand people across 231 group companies. The deal massively expanded the reach of the decades-old firm which is now called Kyocera SGS Precision Tools (KSPT).

Kyocera SGS Precision Tools

Alive and Well and Thriving

During a worldwide speaking tour well over a century ago, famed American author Mark Twain is said to have responded to rumors that he was gravely ill with one brilliant, succinct line: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” And much like Twain’s untruthful demise, the so-called decline of manufacturing in America has been wildly overblown. The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) is helping to separate truth from fiction and lead the way for strong American manufacturing today and into the future.

The National Tooling and Machine Association

Let the Sun Shine In

Thermo-Tech Windows, LLC is on a mission to make and sell the best possible windows and doors on the market. Premium vinyl is the company’s manufacturing material of choice, which it says is superior to wood in durability and energy-efficiency. Thermo-Tech is experiencing a huge growth spurt, with a massive plant expansion and new product line in the works for this year.

Thermo-Tech Premium Windows and Doors

Building the Bridge Back to Work

Dealing with workplace injuries can be a devastating and challenging experience for both worker and company. Organizations such as the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario enable workers to receive needed compensation and provide no-fault insurance for employers in the province. As an independent organization of the Ministry of Labour in Ontario, WSIB serves as a bridge to get injured workers back to work and a healthy recovery.

Workplace Safety Insurance Board of Ontario

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.

Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA)

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Keep on Trucking

North America’s trucking industry has been wrestling with the growing issue of a driver shortage for many years – particularly in the long-haul sector. The industry, businesses, and government are all looking for ways to fill the urgent need for more truckers. Suggestions to solve this are wide-ranging, and many are viable but will see results over the long term.