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“Power to Solve” is B&K’s signature tag line, and that is exactly what the California-based electrical distributor is doing: providing not just a product, but a full, customizable solution. “We do not want our customers to view us solely as a distributor,” says Todd Brown, president and CEO...

Baccus Global LLC is a new, yet already thriving company that manufactures, sells and distributes 12-Volt automotive and lighting products geared to manage emergencies and make travel and outdoor activities safer and easier. The company was formed in 2008 by Matt Inskeep and partners, who...

For 60 years, Bar ALE Inc. has been a family-owned business. Located in Williams, California, the company’s focus is providing value-added feed products to the livestock industry, including horse, swine, poultry, sheep, rabbit, goats, beef and dairy cattle...

Bar Harbor Lobster Company Inc. (BHLC) is an unusual regional seafood distributor based in Orlando, Fla. Jeffrey Hazell, founder and president of BHLC, grew up in coastal Massachusetts. “My father was a commercial lobsterman in Marblehead,” explains Hazell, who never planned on getting into the...

Barcana Inc. (Barcana) is a family business that has been producing an increasingly diverse line of ornamental items for three generations. “It began as a décor business,” says Peter Barthelmess, current president of Barcana and the grandson of the founder. “They were doing window decorations,...

Joe Shemirani, now owner and president of Barons Market, started his career as a civil engineer. Today, he heads a small specialty market with four locations in the San Diego area.

Joe had been working for eight years at a Maryland-based company when he and his wife visited the West Coast...

For a variety of great tasting snack foods, distributors, retailers and private-label customers turn to Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods. With its headquarters in Perham, Minnesota, Barrel O’ Fun has been in business since 1973,...

Barrett Petfood Innovations is a full-line pet food manufacturer that operates out of Brainerd, Minnesota. The company specializes in manufacturing and co-packaging super-premium animal feed and pet food for domestic and...

BBI (Barron & Brothers International) is a design, manufacturing and sales company working to raise the technological bar in the spreader industry. Richard Hagler is the president and CEO of the relatively young Cornelia, Ga.-based company, which was founded 20 years ago. Hager brought a lot...

Since 1989, Bashco Trading Company Inc. has been known as “The Store That Gives You More,” with headquarters in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. Now with 12 locations, the privately owned company has established itself as one of Jamaica’s top retailers for household goods, haberdashery, clothing,...

Bill and Harold Milholen founded Basic Machinery Company (BMC) in 1975. The small basement-based business began as an equipment sales representative agency strictly focused on the national brick and aggregate industry, with no intention of ever manufacturing. Two years after starting the company...

A visitor to Battlefield Farms in Rapidan, Virginia, can expect to see thousands of colorful annual and perennial flowers, which makes plenty of sense at a flower farm.

Maybe less expected are the bubbling vats of...

For more than 44 years BB&P Feed & Grain has been a major contributor to local agribusiness in Madison County, Iowa, just west of Des Moines. The company remains one of the few full-service, family-owned fuel, feed, grain and agronomy providers in the area.

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BB&P Feed & Grain (BB&P) has been a leading force in the development and growth of Iowa agribusiness since 1972. From one facility in Winterset, Iowa, Bob and Peggy Casper and partners Dean Molln and Larry Molln run the retail agricultural supply business, providing integral...

Founded in 1911, Beach Cooperative Grain Company has been building customer loyalty and a reputation for quality for well over 100 years as one of North Dakota’s last independent, full-service grain cooperatives.

Levi Hall has been the general...

Beckstoffer Vineyards’ roots run deep in the soil of northern California’s wine country, as well as in the evolution of a centuries-old industry. In the heart of the world-renowned Napa Valley with some of the most historic property in the region, Beckstoffer Vineyards has played an integral...

Beco Dairy Automation Inc. (Beco) was founded in 1958 as an equipment dealership offering installation and maintenance services to dairy farmers around central California. Today Beco has grown to an international supplier of high-end equipment for the dairy industry by focusing on customized...

Sasha Vincent has always had a flair for the flamboyant, and Bedazzle My Bonbons (BMB) proves that even chocolates can benefit from a little sparkle. At age 16, Sasha, founder and CEO of BMB, was almost suspended from high school for wearing her trademark glitter lipstick, which the school’s...

Eugene Madrigrano left his birthplace of Mendicino, Italy, in 1905 in pursuit of the American Dream; he was just 19 when he left. Eugene worked in a variety of capacities before establishing a beer business in 1933 on the coattails of Prohibition’s abolishment.

 

With an old Model-...

A company renowned for pleasing the palates of the entertainment industry, corporate groups and private events alike, Behind The Scenes Inc. (BTS) has expanded from its headquarters in San Diego, Calif., to venues across both the country and the globe. The company is known for its work at...

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