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In central Illinois there are few privately-owned grain handling and transport operations quite like Bell Enterprises Inc. (BEI). For more than 42 years, BEI has operated as an agricultural firm specializing in...

Dick Bellerud started trucking at the ripe age of 17 while equipped with only an ingrained drive to succeed and $1,000 borrowed from his grandmother. Dick’s natural sharp-shooting charm quickly made him a well-known character in the trucking industry, so much so that other drivers would often...

In Ridgeway, South Carolina, Ben Arnold Beverage Company is one of the largest distributors of premium spirits and wine in the Palmetto State. The company has been doing business since 1935, offering...

Drip irrigation has fast become the standard and leading methodology for efficient water usage and the best way to apply fertilizers directly to where a plant needs it most: at the root. Bennett and Bennett Inc. has been leading the way in drip irrigation technology, installation, supplies and...

Bentley World Packaging Ltd. (BWP) came about almost by accident in 1973. Tom Bentley III, owner and chairman of the board of BWP, launched the business as an offshoot of his family’s longstanding construction company.

“I am the fifth generation in the family business,” Tom says. “We...

Berner Food and Beverage Inc. (BFB) has been producing high-quality food and beverage products for 70 years. Utilizing a unique business plan with leading research and design, the business has developed strong manufacturing capabilities, catering to the needs of clients around the world.

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Bernie Castro began his career in information technology while he was still pursuing his undergraduate degree in business management at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Working as a student technology consultant, Castro trained faculty on various educational technology tools to be...

For nearly 100 years, Berthold Farmers Elevator (BFE) has been serving producers throughout north-central North Dakota as one of the region’s most trusted wheat marketing companies.

With locations in both Berthold and Caprio, North Dakota, BFE...

In 1995 Rick and Debbie Heiniger of RHS Sales in Hiawatha, Kan., purchased the Bestway Sprayer Company from Ritchie Industries in Iowa. The purchase was a good fit for RHS Sales, as the company was already involved in agricultural sprayer manufacturing and buying Bestway gave the Heinigers a...

Through industry-leading research and development, Betaseed Inc. is developing high-performing, multiple-disease-tolerant sugar beet seed varieties. Over the course of 45 years, the...

Betatronix LLC (Betatronix) designs and manufactures customized precision potentiometers, which have a variety of uses. Potentiometers, commonly referred to as “pots,” are used in industrial measuring instruments, controlling industrial process variables, self-balancing instruments and...

Saint Michael’s College sits on a pristine 440-acre campus just outside of Burlington in Colchester, Vermont. Since 1904 the small liberal arts and sciences school has served students within a close-knit community. Saint Michael’s is currently home to 2,000...

Bodybuilding.com, the world’s largest online retailer of sports nutrition products, dietary supplements, and diet and exercise digital media, distributes products to 155 countries around the world. When it comes to overseeing both legal and regulatory...

William G. “Bill” Dance is one of the world’s most famous fishermen and the man behind an empire. He is the host of Bill Dance Outdoors, an educational and entertaining TV show, as well as the face of bait and tackle endorsements, how-to seminars for fishing enthusiasts, a magazine and a series...

In 1986, Bill Lorrigan decided to realize his dream and went into business for himself. After years of working in the construction industry, Lorrigan, with the help of...

Billington Welding & Manufacturing Inc. (BWM) is located in Modesto, Calif., operating from the Golden State’s Central Valley to provide one of the region’s most versatile custom metal fabrication facilities. The company serves both industrial and commercial customers with 24/7 breakdown...

Business partners Lou Elwell and Wayne Wade are dramatically changing the agricultural industry throughout the U.S. and beyond. The co-founders of Bio Soil Enhancers (Bio Soil) have developed products containing SumaGrow, a game-changing product line that is saving farmers and even entire...

Biodico is a company that designs, builds, owns and operates sustainable biorefineries that produce biofuels, bioenergy and biochemical. Russ Teall, president and founder of Biodico, is proud of what the company has accomplished over the years.

The core Modular Production Unit (MPU) was...

Walter Bird founded Birdair Inc. (Birdair), the first company to develop and build air-supported membrane structures, in 1956. In 1972 Birdair introduced Teflon-coated fiberglass, and the first permanent tensile membrane structure was constructed at LaVerne College in California. Birdair is...

A little nut is the driving factor in a big equipment business for Bissett Specialty Equipment Inc. (BSE). The Texas-based agricultural equipment dealer and maintenance provider has been supporting the pecan and other specific farming operations ranging from onions to chilies since 1988. Today,...

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