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Diverse manufacturing capabilities, a strong management team and the ability to solve customers’ problems help Medivative Technologies LLC stand out in the contract manufacturing field. The Indianapolis-based company offers engineering, prototyping, manufacturing, distribution and project management services to customers in the healthcare industry. Medivative Technologies produces products including drug delivery devices and plastic packaging components for the pharmaceutical industry as well as surgical consoles, orthopedic instruments and sterilization trays, President Bryan Bowman says.

Last year, many manufacturing companies began to finally feel the delayed effects of the sagging economy. However, at BioTek Instruments Inc., the company introduced four new products, received the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award and opened a new international sales office in Switzerland. But it wasn’t just 2010 that produced growth. For the past five years, the company has increased market share by about 6 percent and consistently added new employees. It was able to grow while keeping 100 percent of its manufacturing capabilities within the United States, as well – another uncommon occurrence as of late.

Quality products and customer serv­ice are the driving forces behind the operations of the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and ind­ustrial floor machine brushes.“We believe in taking care of our custom­ers and going the extra mile for them today, as that allows us to be sure we can take care of them tomorrow,” says Jeff Malish, president of The Malish Corp., reflecting his company’s philosophy of “Malish Means More.”

After 41 years, Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. is a firm that remains fully committed to manufacturing its products in America, COO Dawn Fried­kin says. “We believe in our associates,” she declares. “We feel that they are second-to-none as professional optical technicians and they have been vital to making Classic Optical the world-class laboratory it is today.”

Established by Wolf Smith in 1911, Smith Packing Co. has served central New York as a wholesale distributor and meat processor for 100 years. “One of our biggest assets is that we are diversified,” Vice President Eric Smith points out. Smith Packing is a custom meat processor, food distributor and consolidator and offers storage and transportation services. Additionally, the company delivers U.S. food products overseas to commercial export customers as well as military customers. “All areas of our business work together, which has allowed us to find opportunities for the last 100 years,” Smith notes.

As a recognized leader in upscale home furnishings since the turn of the 20th century, Tomlinson/Erwin-Lam­beth, Directional and Carter’s posh furniture has adorned the homes and yachts of European royalty, U.S. presidents and celebrities for generations. Thanks to its alignment with the industry’s top designers – including Barry Dixon, Larry Laslo, Michael Wolk, Vladimir Kagan, Rob Jones, Diane Grande, Denis McCullough and Nancy Barnett – its name is synonymous with comfort, quality and style.

As part of the Wood Truss Council of America’s (WTCA) In-Plant Qual­ity Control program, facilities structure their operations to ensure accuracy in cutting, quality assembly, proper plate placement and use of the appropriate type of lumber. A certified operation manufactures trusses that meet the ANSI/TPI 1 standard, ensuring contractors have the best-possible product and a reduced frequency of repairs.

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