Profiles

Skyline PH Horn

Skyline Exhibits maintains its leadership position by focusing on quality, innovation and on-time delivery.

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

Since it was established in 1980, Skyline has become a leader in the exhibit industry, with representation in 30 countries and serving well more than 100,000 clients, including many in the Fortune 500 and Fortune 50. Additionally, the company demonstrates its leadership with awards for product design, innovation and exhibit design. Vice President of Operations Tim Brengman credits all of this to Skyline’s ongoing commitment to answering the evolving needs of exhibitors.

Capstone

Capstone Turbine makes small, powerful generators for myriad applications that will run on almost any combustible fuel.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

Kirk Petty, vice president of manufacturing at Capstone Turbine Corporation of Van Nuys, Calif., describes the company’s microturbines as a powerplant in a box.

Its smallest product, the C30, generates 30 KW, enough to power about 20 American houses. Not bad for a device that weighs 891 pounds and is 70 inches high. A larger turbine such as the C1000S will generate 1,000 KW, enough to power about 667 houses or an office building in Manhattan – where Capstone recently installed a microturbine.

Continental

Continental will enhance its capabilities with its new Blue Marlin facility.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

Continental Aerospace Technologies is in the business of providing piston aircraft engines and components, but the company owes its success to its human factor. “This is the strongest team I’ve been a part of,” Executive Vice President of Global Operations Michael Skolnik declares.

“We’re firing on all cylinders and pushing towards the future,” he continues. “Our engineering team is continually innovating and developing products, our operations team is delivering quality products to the market and helping improve customer satisfaction, and we’re building a world class customer service team with 24-7 support across the globe.”

DetroitMfg

Detroit Manufacturing Systems enters 2019 with a new leader who is committed to investing in the latest technology and diversifying its customer base for continued growth.  

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

Detroit is the birthplace of the American automotive industry, affectionately known as “Motor City.” In 2017, more than two million cars and trucks rolled off 11 Michigan assembly lines. Including suppliers like Detroit Manufacturing Systems, there are more than 1,600 automotive-related manufacturing establishments in Michigan.

“In 2012, Detroit Manufacturing Systems launched a new large-scale manufacturing facility within the city limits for the first time in decades and is helping to revitalize the city through significant job creation,” says Bruce Smith, majority owner, chairman and CEO. “We are a modular assembly company that focuses on instrument panels and center consoles for the automotive industry; however, we have the ability to easily migrate into other product lines because we are a process-centric firm as compared to a product-centric one.”

MWW1 Print

MWW aims to disrupt the gift industry with its customized products and quick turnaround times.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

MWW Inc., which was founded in 1932 as Manual Woodworkers and Weavers, has a gift service division that works with gift store operations and a national accounts divisions that provides national brick-and-mortar retailers with home goods.

MWW On Demand, the company’s fastest-growing division, was renamed in 2010 from MWW Solutions and provides customized home décor, accessory and apparel products that are completely customizable, produced in three to five days, and shipped directly to the end consumer.

Delta 2434HR

Delta Controls launches new building automation system products in line with IoT.  

By Kat Zeman, Knighthouse Media

Specializing in building automation systems and energy management software, Delta Controls is at the forefront of making buildings smarter.

For more than 30 years, the company’s focus on innovation and sustainability has made it an industry leader with more than 300 distributors and a network of partners in more than 80 countries around the globe.

“We are growing the company and increasing the breadth of our products and applications to actively advance the IoT movement,” COO Agustin Castellanos says. “Our controllers and technology is innovative and in many cases unique and we want take it and expand into different markets.”

ControlledAutomation

Controlled Automation creates solutions to meet its clients’ specific needs.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

When clients come to Controlled Automation with a problem, they can count on the company to provide a custom solution to meet their specific needs. “We’re diversified enough where we can tackle a lot of things [that] other manufacturers cannot,” Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kris Sikes declares.

Many of its competitors will offer clients an “off-the-shelf” solution, but Controlled Automation is willing to re-engineer and automate other firms’ machines to meet their specific needs. “We have less constraints on software and less constraints on engineering,” he says.

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