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The printing industry has changed greatly since Chairman and CEO Joe Davis founded Consolidated Graphics (CGX) in 1985. As the company has grown to include more than 70 locations in North America, Europe and Asia, it has successfully adapted to changes in offset printing and digital printing by providing customers with the benefits of working with a local CGX facility, supported by a strong national company.

From manufacturing of electronic chips to server farms, operating rooms to paint spray booths, the requirements for air quality are becoming ever more stringent, and high-end filtration manufacturer CLARCOR Air Filtration Products is meeting the challenges.

Although thousands of companies fabricate steel, only hundreds are certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction. That certification sets Cherokee Steel Fabricators apart from many of its competitors.

Manufacturing its own composite materials has given C&D Zodiac the edge over competitors. “We are capable of producing high-quality, high-strength, low-weight composite constructions,” points out Tony Guy, vice president and general manager. “We produce many of our own raw materials – honeycomb core and preimpregnated fabrics – and then we also produce the composite constructions that are high-strength and low-weight in our many manufacturing facilities including our Santa Maria, Calif., site.”

Since it was founded in 1918, Brookville Equipment Corp. has continuously proven that necessity really is the mother of invention. Located in Brookville, Pa., that company began its foray into the world of specialized mining, tunneling, locomotive and streetcar solutions when a local Ford dealer started installing flanged railroad wheels on gasoline powered trucks. Today, the company continues to look for ways to push boundaries through the skillset of its American work force.

Innovative manufacturing and printing techniques, environmental stewardship and lean manufacturing methodologies add up to make Boehmer Box LP a sought-after supplier of quality packaging.

From metal (steel and aluminum) parts the size of a dime to fabricated structures and metal components more than 100 feet long and as heavy as 10,000 pounds, if an item needs coating, B.L. Downey Co. can do it.

Aspasie Inc. was founded in 1971 by Maxim Gelinas’ parents, Gaston and Nicole Gelinas, who built the company from a small concern into one with more than 200 employees, three locations and nearly $30 million in annual sales today. In recent years, the founders relinquished day-to-day control of the company to their three sons, Maxim, David and Antoine Gelinas.

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