As the business world expands deeper into digital information storage, demand grows for larger data storage hardware that occupy less physical space while providing uncompromised reliability. With 33 years in the data storage industry, Spectra Logic of Boulder, Colo., has been at the forefront of an industry that changes with the speed of technology while developing specialized applications for each of its clients’ specific needs.
The force behind American commerce is defined by more than merely the drive for financial profit. It goes beyond goal setting and strategic planning. It’s rooted in the strength of human character, inspired by a resolve that refuses to admit defeat, and an unyielding determination that presses on in spite of overwhelming odds. It’s the indomitable will of the American Spirit.
Camoplast Solideal Inc. is all about gaining traction, and that’s why the company refuses to stand still as the market changes around it. Since 1958, Camoplast has been manufacturing rubber tracks for snowmobiles, but over time the company has expanded its offerings to reach into the on- and off-road vehicle, agriculture, construction, defense and industrial markets. In the powersports market, which includes snowmobiles and ATVs, Camoplast holds a dominant position but never stops working to improve, according to Powersports Sales & Marketing Director Bruce Dashnaw. With the needs of customers and OEMs continually evolving and adapting, Camoplast must adapt and evolve itself.
Dan Brooks and Leif Anderson started Rhino Assembly Corporation in July 2000 in Charlotte, NC. The company focused on providing technical products such as intelligent assembly tools, torque-measuring equipment, and ergonomic lift assists to assembly plants located throughout the southeastern United States. The first nine years of business provided steady growth for the company, but in 2009, when the economy took a turn for the worse, the company stumbled into a major roadblock and teetered on the brink of disaster. Rhino’s founders did not give up and now, three years later, they are projecting aggressive growth, and plan to extend their sales territories and double their workforce by 2016.
When an eighth of an inch deviation can be the difference between flight or fail, only the most accurate measuring technologies will do. Fields such as the aerospace industry demand tools that enable them to achieve the highest level of accuracy in the assembly of critical components, such as wingspans and joints. That accuracy is possible thanks to laser trackers developed by Dr. Kam Lau, the founder of Automated Precision Inc.
Being able to hold things together is an essential skill for anyone if they want to succeed, and at Samuel Strapping Systems that’s the core of its business. The Mississauga, Ontario-based company specializes in the supply of packaging and unitizing solutions utilized by multiple industries to bundle products together for shipping. These include steel and plastic strapping, strapping machines, seals and buckles, stretch film machines and labeling.
Based in Williston, Vt., New England Air Systems has been successful in the HVAC industry because it knows how to solve its customers’ problems. The company has put its talent to good use, developing a suite of services and capabilities that includes design/build, plan and spec, operations and fabrication, plumbing and piping, insulation, duct cleaning an a 24-hour service department.
With between 100 and 150 exhibitors and approximately 3,000 attendees, this year’s Coating 2012 will feature the latest in paint and powder coating technologies and bring together industry professionals. It will offer them unique opportunities to network with peers, make contacts with key coating professionals, enhance their professional development and do business with leading manufacturers, distributers and suppliers who are all there to discuss one thing – coatings.