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M&M Air Services of Beaumont Inc. (M&M Air) has been flying high since 1946 when brothers Fields and Poley Mitchell founded the Texas-based aerial applications company. “M&M Air is in its third generation of management and year 68 of same family ownership,” reveals George Mitchell Jr...

The late Michael Levin founded M. Levin & Company Inc. (MLC) as a small produce sales operation when he began selling bananas off a horse-drawn wagon in 1906. MLC continued to grow and developed a strong customer base in and around the Tri-state area over the years. In the 1920s MLC became...

Maali Enterprises Inc. is a family-owned management and investment firm based in Orlando and serving a broad area in central Florida. Jesse Maali founded the company in 1989 after coming to the United States from Palestine. Sadly, Jesse passed away in 2005 and his son, Bassel Maali, along with...

When A.D. “Sandy” MacKinnon purchased a twice-bankrupt Yale Materials Handling factory store in Tampa in 1982, he took a huge risk by draining his lifesavings, sacrificing nearly everything he had to get the company off the ground again. Fortunately, through hard work and customer-driven service...

Since 1994, MacLellan Integrated Services Inc. has been helping industrial manufacturing clients keep their busy production lines running. MacLellan offers a full suite of critical process cleaning services and other maintenance activities, such as robotics maintenance, sludge and wastewater...

Macon General Contractors was founded in 1971 by Larry Endress. Based in Bradford, Illinois, the agricultural construction firm was originally named Endress Equipment and focused largely on the construction of farmer grain bins. In the 40...

Just  90 miles south  of St. Louis, Madison County Wood Products Inc. (MCWP) is a vertically integrated logging, timber purchasing, saw mill, pallet manufacturer and delivery operation. MCWP offers a range of hardwood and softwood products from a number of different species. Red, black and white...

Chances are high than any sausage-eating Angeleno has already had a meaty treat from Maestro Sausage Company (Maestro). The fourth-generation family-owned and -operated company has been transforming pork picnics – also known as pork shoulders – into signature sausages since the 1920s, when it...

Don Law founded Magline Inc. (Magline) in 1947 as an alloys company in central Michigan. The business has grown from its roots to become a major manufacturer for the materials handling industry, utilizing magnesium and aluminum materials to construct lightweight and durable products.

“We...

Mahindra USA Inc. (Mahindra), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), entered the U.S. market in 1994 and establishing its corporate headquarters in Tomball, Texas (a part of the Houston metropolitan area). “...

After nearly 50 years, second-generation, woman-owned Mamais Construction has grown from a small one-room, one-truck operation to a full-service general contractor with more than 150 skilled, in-house craftspeople. Centered in Manhattan, Mamais has...

As consumers become more conscientious of what ingredients end up in their food, Mike Scholtens, national sales manager of Manchester Pet Supplies (Manchester Pet), explains consumers are also worried about the diets of...

When it comes to designing their kitchens, chain restaurants tend to have a system. But it’s not always the most efficient system.

When Diablo’s Southwest Grill, a small chain restaurant in Athens, Georgia, hired Manning Brothers Food Service...

No matter the food service challenge or need, Manning Brothers Food Service Equipment & Supply Co. (Manning Brothers) has likely seen it, stocked it and solved it over the course of 67 years in operation. Based in Athens, Georgia, Manning Brothers is a one-stop shop for all culinary needs,...

Despite being a newcomer on the event scene, Nashville-based Maple Ridge Events (Maple Ridge) has quickly excelled as Music City’s match for complete destination management and corporate event planning. From a Great Gatsby-themed awards gala to a good old Nashville-style honky-tonk, Maple Ridge’...

Founded in 1909 by James Carmichael, Maplehurst Farms Inc. is a large grain, fertilizer and trucking company dedicated to merging modern technology and techniques with the old-fashioned values and work ethic that its customers have come to trust over...

In an increasingly commercialized agricultural industry, few small dairy operations remain. However, Marcus Dairy Inc. (Marcus Dairy) has withstood the test of time, staying in the game for almost 100 years. The regional distributor, serving Connecticut and New York, has managed to keep pace...

In Burien, Washington, the Highline Public Schools bring together five cities with 39 schools and some 21,000 students, pre-K through 12th grade. The district is delivering classroom instruction a little differently than the standard chalkboard lesson...

Since 1967, the Marohn family has built a network of grocery stores that offer something above and beyond big-box chains. As owners of Marohn’s Marketplace Inc. (Marohn’s Market), in Annandale, St. Michael and Cokato, Minn., and a Cub Foods store in Buffalo, Minn., the family-owned grocery...

The foodservice industry is saturated with national conglomerates but in Louisiana, Marque’s Food Distributors has made a name for itself through independent, family ownership and good old-fashioned owner-direct service. With...

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