After establishing itself as a leader, Harvey is enhancing its operations with lean.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor, Knighthouse Media

After nearly 60 years, Harvey Building Products is known for its high-quality windows and doors. “It has a reputation as a premium brand,” President and COO Nick Longman says. “If you talk to some general contractors in the Northeast, they [will] say, ’Give me some Harveys.’”

Waltham, Mass.-based Harvey manufactures and distributes replacement windows, doors and other building materials products. The company’s founders, Longman notes, started the company in 1961 after selling aluminum siding.


Under new leadership, Power Partners Inc. rebuilds a solid foundation upon which it plans to grow both organically and through potential acquisitions.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor, Knighthouse Media

When a hurricane strikes the East Coast or wildfires rage in California, Power Partners Inc. (PPI) is the go-to company for its immediate emergency response and reliable overhead distribution transformers to restore power. “We are known for exceptional quality, solid emergency response and customer responsiveness,” President and Chief Operating Officer Justin Smith says. “This year, we supplied more than 7,500 units in a short period of time when Hurricanes Michael and Florence hit to enable the power to come back on for those affected.”

The Athens, Ga.-based company was founded in 1958 and has become the leading manufacturer of overhead distribution and submersible transformers, serving industrial, commercial and residential utility customers in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. PPI also serves specialty markets such as the oil and gas industry, which has seen significant growth this year.


Arandell Corporation is expanding its footprint with a new printing facility and capabilities.  

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor, Knighthouse Media

A premier printing solutions provider with the one of the largest web offset catalog production facilities in the United States, Arandell Corporation is expanding its footprint even further.

In a move to add new capabilities to its portfolio of services, the Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company established operations in Walton, Ky. It purchased a new 225,000-square-foot facility this year to expand its services into capabilities like double web and tabloid-size printing in order to serve more complex customer demands.

“We are a paradigm in the industry,” says Jake Hoffman, director of data solutions. “Some of the other printers are either closing or consolidating but we have continued to grow and thrive. The Kentucky facility is another example of how we have continued to expand to meet the growing needs of our customers.” 


Freund-Vector Corp. makes sure it stays current with industry trends and customers’ needs.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor, Knighthouse Media

After nearly 50 years, Freund-Vector Corp. has built a legacy as a leading provider of processing equipment and services to the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and other related industries. But the company did not get to where it is today by resting on its laurels, President and COO Masaaki Kubota says.

As customers have asked for new products, Freund-Vector has evolved to meet their needs. “We are always listening to customers’ requests or trends and try to [go in] that direction,” he asserts. “Our primary focus is providing customer-focused solutions to overcome today’s challenges.”

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