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HarveyBuilding

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.

Arandell

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.” 

FreundVector

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.”

VEXOS

Vexos thrives as it provides solutions to small and mid-sized businesses.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor, Knighthouse Media

When Vexos serves its clients, it not only delivers quality and innovation, but is also responsive to their needs. “The customer wants to be heard,” Vice President of Engineering Brian Morrison says. “Having the right fit for the customer is key.”

Vexos is a full service, high-mix, low- to mid-volume electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, operating in multiple market sectors such as: medical, industrial, semiconductor, automotive, consumer, safety, security and industrial internet of things (IIoT) markets. Vexos has a global manufacturing presence with sites in Canada, United States and China. The company’s history goes back to 2014, when private equity firm Central Lane Partners acquired and merged two EMS firms, EPM Global Services and STACI Corp.

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