Extreme Steel Fabrication at its Finest

It is hard to imagine the noisy, metallic world of steel fabrication being a means to make the near-impossible a reality, but that is exactly Collins & Jewell Co., Inc.’s specialty. From the latest Columbia-class submarine missile command and control module trainer to facility relocation, this custom fabricator works in a number of disciplines and without geographic limits.

Collins & Jewell Company

Industry Pioneers

In May of 2016, Business in Focus wrote about CLIMAX Portable and Machining Welding Systems. At the time, it was celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. There has since been a lot of progress, and once again, we had the pleasure of speaking with the Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dave Baker and President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Cunningham.

CLIMAX Portable Machining and Welding Systems

Take an Educational Journey

Juniata College is private liberal arts school that has been helping its students take ownership of their destiny since its founding in 1876. Today, the learner-centric, experience-focused school is internationally recognized for its Accounting, Business, and Economics (ABE) programs.

Juniata College

Growing to Meet the Future

Franklin County concentrates firmly on its future. Home to well-known and respected employers across multiple sectors such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), warehousing, and logistics, Franklin County is also the location of the famous Letterkenny Army Depot, Summit Health, and many prominent companies.

Franklin County

You Can Have it All in Armstrong County

Located just thirty minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Armstrong County is positioned to grow rapidly over the next decade. With available industrial parks, leasable facilities, workforce training, start-up assistance, tax incentives, business loans, and an outstanding quality of life, Armstrong Country is the ideal place to start or grow a business. As the old adage goes, it’s a great place to work, live, and play.

Armstrong County

Strategizing for the Future

A rural community with a population of just over 28,000 people, Wyoming County is small but mighty, and this is due in large part to its vision and strategy pertaining to workforce development. A leader in this regard is the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce.

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Setting the Stage for Change

What do you get when you take an exquisite, unspoiled county and add a whole lot of creativity and technology? The result is a vibrant, exciting community where the twenty-first century and the good life meet, of course.

Somerset County Economic Development Council

Small County, Big Business Boom

From a seed-to-sale medical cannabis facility to the largest dealership of Mack and Volvo tractor trailer trucks in the state, here’s how a small county in rural Pennsylvania is fast tracking growth.

Jefferson County Development Council

Hard at Work

Butler County, Pennsylvania offers a wealth of job prospects in sectors ranging from manufacturing to banking. The only county in Pennsylvania with both a community college and full university also has robust industry and a healthy medical system…

Community Development Corporation of Butler County

Lakewood, Washington Continues to Prosper

Big changes have taken place in Lakewood, Washington since Business in Focus ran a feature article about the city in February 2017. Over the last two years, Lakewood has seen an influx of jobs, construction projects, and business openings. What remains unchanged is the sense of optimism expressed by Lakewood leaders about the state of their city. This optimism is reflected in the city’s continued municipal investment in civic improvement initiatives.

City of Lakewood, WA

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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.