83 Years and Still Trucking

J.D. & Billy Hines Trucking was established by J.D. Hines in 1936 in the humblest of beginnings. With one truck, the company served the Prescott region offering log, lumber, and gravel hauling. By 1969, J.D. Hines partnered with his son, Billy Hines, investing in additional equipment as the company grew. In 1976, this father-son partnership was incorporated into its current company name, often referred to as HTI.

Hines Trucking

Leading Canada’s Nutraceuticals Charge

How Richmond, BC’s Herbaland began as a vitamin packaging company in 2009 and in ten years evolved into one of Canada’s fastest-growing manufacturers, specializing in innovative nutritional formulas, is an inspirational story of teamwork.


From 25 Companies to One: How Colson Group, the Largest Caster Manufacturer in the World, Reshaped its Future

From 25 autonomous companies emerges a global mobility supergroup – the Colson Group. Now a single, cohesive force specializing in the design and manufacturing of caster and wheel product solutions, with over 1,600 employees around the world, the Colson Group is reinventing the wheel – literally.

Colson Group

Expanding Operations at Home and in Mexico

Select Tool, Inc. of Oldcastle, Ontario, has undergone many changes since the firm was profiled in September 2017 in Business in Focus magazine. Many positive changes, that is, despite uncertainty in the automotive market which makes up the bulk of its business. Select’s Mexican satellite plant has begun operations, and the company has expanded its domestic facilities.

Select Tool

Simmering with Success

Much is the same at Nationwide Boiler Incorporated, since Business in Focus last featured the California-based firm in its December 2018 issue. The scope of its operations, however, continues to expand.

Nationwide Boiler

Living On Freshness

For Fru-Veg Marketing, Inc.’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Conchita Espinosa-Chediak, building relationships that stretch over generations is about much more than just growing a business. It is a way of life, and this energetic CEO has crossed many seas, mountains, and valleys to bring Americans some of the best fresh produce the world has to offer.

Fru-Veg Marketing, Inc.

Custom Meats, Made-To-Order

South Carolina’s Spartanburg Meat Processing Company – working with beef, pork and chicken – is fanatical about freshness and quality. For instance, products are made only to order, and to the customer’s specifications. With this approach, nothing ever sits around on a shelf.

Spartanburg Meat Processing Company

A Focus on People and Communities

Successful companies all begin with a simple idea. Pursuing that idea can be a risky challenge, but those with passion, insight, fortitude, and persistence, can reap the reward with the right team.

Larlyn Property Management

Serving Clients Worldwide

On job sites, safety is a top priority, and few companies realize this more than Total Safety. Created 25 years ago to serve the industrial safety needs of clients in the oil and gas sector, the Houston-headquartered company keeps growing and is today one of the world’s most respected providers of integrated safety services, equipment and solutions.

Total Safety

Where Innovation Thrives

Integrated Project Services (IPS) is an innovative global presence that life sciences clients turn to when they require a comprehensive suite of engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCVM) services.

Integrated Project Services (IPS)