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It takes more than a great idea to find success: It takes the energy to see it through. Juan G. Negron saw an opening for an innovative product that could conveniently provide the fuel people need to perform demanding tasks, and he applied his knowledge and initiative to launching Impact Energy...

In 1923, C.C. Crispen got the idea for a moveable seat that was able to travel up and down stairs after visiting a convalescing neighbor who was confined to an upstairs bed. As a self-taught mechanical engineer, Crispen developed a prototype and obtained a patent and...

For more than a century, the Indiana Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has been setting the industry standard in seed certification, seed quality testing, genetic testing and cutting-edge research. Based in Lafayette, Indiana, ICIA is a...

Since 1947 Indianapolis Fruit Company (IFC) has been providing grocers with fresh fruits and vegetables. IFC started as a family-owned and -operated business, and remains one today; the tradition started with Joe Mascari...

Home to rich soil, a temperate climate and an abundant water supply, California’s Santa Maria Valley produces a variety of crops throughout the year, generating a billion-dollar industry. Every year Santa Barbara County yields everything from strawberries and broccoli to wine grapes, avocados to...

George J. Adam, president of Innovative Produce, is a fifth generation farmer. Located in Santa Maria, California, Innovative Produce has been one of the largest grower-packers in the region since 2008. In a world where...

Family-owned and -operated Interstate Commodities Inc. (ICI) has been serving the feed industry since 1947. Victor Oberting Sr. established the business after a long tenure with the Seagram’s whiskey facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Seeing an opportunity in the feed industry, he began...

Victor Oberting Sr. began to build his family legacy after many years of working for the Seagram’s whiskey distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Victor established Interstate Commodities Inc. (ICI) in 1947 by purchasing distillery grains and selling to the feed industry throughout the eastern U.S....

The power, strength and performance to get the job done, from the ranch to the wilderness, all at an affordable price point – that’s the Intimidator Inc. promise. Headquartered in Batesville, Arkansas, Intimidator is a family-run operation, headed up by husband-wife team of Robert and Becky...

Finding the right time to start a business can be difficult and risky. Most companies would wait for an economic crisis to pass before choosing to open its doors and hit the ground running; however, inVNT chose the height of that economic downfall to start its journey.

“People thought we...

What’s the secret to producing one billion pounds of pork in a year? Very busy, very happy employees.

That’s according to the largest pork producer in Iowa and the eighth largest producer in the nation, Iowa Select Farms. The family-owned company...

Over the course of many years – 66 years to be exact – Israel Beigel Baking Company (Beigel’s) has become a long-standing name in New York’s Jewish community and beyond, selling to large-scale food service accounts, health care facilities, club stores and retailers across the country. Beigel’s...