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Founded in 1999, 3PS Inc. (3PS) specializes in manufacturing sensors and systems for hazardous environments and mission critical applications. 3PS exceeds where other companies do not dare venture, and the company does it with a passion befit for such a daring establishment.

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No matter the product or fabrication on the assembly line, it needs to be finished, and that’s where Allan Industrial Coatings (AIC) steps in. The Iowa-based, full-service firm has been meeting the ever-changing needs of some of the world’s largest original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for 16...

American Fire Technologies (AFT) has been providing life safety for people and the protection of assets from unanticipated occurrences for 22 years. “Our responsive, solution-oriented approach protects critical environments for public energy and utilities companies,” states Paul Hayes, CEO of...

After 25 years in the aviation world, Omar Hammound, president and CEO of APG-NEUROS, found a way to take his expertise into a new market, one that was in need of great change. In 2005, while on a power generation assignment in South Korea, Omar joined his colleagues with similar backgrounds in...

In 1960, Bill Wright established ASCO Equipment (ASCO) in Lubbock, Texas, as a Towmotor Lift Truck dealership and U.S. Army surplus store. When Caterpillar Tractor Company bought out Towmotor in 1965, the business became a CAT dealer. Four years later, the business acquired a Clark-Michigan...

Charles Doty founded Automated Conveyor Systems Inc. (ACSI) in 1973 in Jonesboro, Ariz. Over the last four decades, ACSI has grown to become a quality conveyor manufacturer. The business has since relocated to West Memphis, Ark., and continues to evolve and produce leading conveyor equipment for...

B&K

“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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Grain elevators date back to the mid-18th century where the first was developed in Buffalo, N.Y. The invention worked almost seven times faster than its non-mechanized predecessors, allowing cities...

Bruce High Performance Transporters (BHP) is the go-to supplier of custom trailers for professional racing teams. Bruce Hanusosky and his wife, Judy, founded the company in 1981. BHP quickly gained a reputation in the business for taking transporters to the next level. Instead of bare, standard...

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. As the countdown continues and the clock ticks down to show time, the Brumark team is hard at work installing exhibit flooring in...

Burner Design and Control (BDC) dates back to 1946 with the founding of Brandywine Equipment Company, a manufacturer’s representative for Eclipse Fuel Engineering and Rockwell Heat Treating Furnaces. The company flourished for 30 years under its original ownership before an employee buyout in...

 

Busch USA is a worldwide leader in vacuum technology and a leading manufacturer of vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors with the largest product range in the industry.

Busch USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the Busch worldwide...

David Ficher began learning to work on golf cars at the age of 15. “I started as a service tech for another company, right out of a trade-school program,” Ficher explains. “I worked for them for 12 years, learned the trade and got all my certifications through school. One day, I realized that I...

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