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  • SapiSelco| The Art of Creating Cable Ties

    SapiSelco| The Art of Creating Cable Ties

    Most people wouldn’t consider cable ties as art but this creative Italian-based company, SapiSelco, has made the production of industrial cable ties into an art form in both its design and development of its unique ArtisTie program. With a love of art that dates back thousands of years, northern Italy is home to ancient art, … Read More

  • Bimed | Making Cable Connections Worldwide

    Bimed | Making Cable Connections Worldwide

    Positioned on a thin stretch of land in Turkey that connects Europe and Asia, there’s a company called Bimed Teknik Aletler that also makes connections. Although not geographical, Bimed’s connections provide protection for electrical cables and ensuring safety for companies and people throughout the world.

  • Roxburgh EMC | Keeping Electrical Noise at Safe Levels

    Roxburgh EMC | Keeping Electrical Noise at Safe Levels

    We’ve all experienced issues with interference of Wi-Fi signals whether on our phones or computers. Sometimes the Wi-Fi goes out or we can’t update our connection and it causes an error. This is undoubtedly annoying but nothing compared to the interference that electrical noise can produce in certain situations. This kind of interference can actually … Read More

  • Integra Enclosures: An Integral Part of their Community and Beyond

    Integra Enclosures: An Integral Part of their Community and Beyond

    On a walk around most any city, you’ll discover dozens of gray “boxes” that are fast becoming an ordinary part of the landscape. You can see these “boxes” attached to utility poles, along sidewalks, and near businesses and schools. Such “boxes” are really enclosures that protect wiring and electrical components vital to our ever-increasing automated … Read More

  • Electri-Flex | Flexibility is Key to Success

    Electri-Flex | Flexibility is Key to Success

    There are a lot of buzz words in the business world today, including flexibility, nimbleness, and agility just to name a few. Business experts recommend these attributes are essential for achieving and maintaining success. One of these terms, flexibility, is more than just a buzz word at Electri-Flex. To the people who are a part … Read More

  • Socomec’s Tradition of Innovation & Success

    Socomec’s Tradition of Innovation & Success

    Not far from the corporate offices of Socomec lies one of Europe’s greatest treasures – the Strasbourg Cathedral. This beautiful gothic structure is known for its massive stone foundation, soaring spires, and stained glass windows. It’s a symbol of ancient beauty, inspiring architecture, and 250 years of labor by ordinary people to create something extraordinary. … Read More

  • Dold’s Family Tradition of Time Keeping

    Dold’s Family Tradition of Time Keeping

    Many organizations possess a long company history yet few are as compelling as E. Dold & Sohne, KG. Founded in Germany 88 years ago by Emil Dold, the company has weathered a devastating economic depression, a World War, the turbulent times of the late 20th Century, and the post-millennial technology boom. Through it all, Dold has … Read More

  • RACO: A Strong Supplier of Electrical Boxes

    RACO: A Strong Supplier of Electrical Boxes

    Steel. It reflects one of the strongest substances on the planet and it’s also used in our language to describe anything and anyone strong. In honor of his strength, the famously strong superhero Superman is nicknamed the “Man of Steel.” Even an NFL team recognizes the strength of their name of “Steelers” which is in … Read More

  • Marathon Electric’s History of Bright Ideas

    Marathon Electric’s History of Bright Ideas

    Marathon Electric is a company deeply rooted in the act of invention. It has developed new products and explored new technologies since 1913. From humble beginnings, the company began its operations on an island in the Wisconsin River to produce ¼ hp washing machine motors. Today, it manufactures products using next generation power motor technology. … Read More

  • Datalogic Holds Guinness World Record

    Datalogic Holds Guinness World Record

    How fast can you scan and bag dozens of items at the grocery store? Have you ever accomplished this in less than a minute? Well, as of 2014, Datalogic has held the Guinness World Record (the universally recognized authority for record-breaking achievement) for the fastest time to scan and bag 50 items with a time … Read More

  • WEG| Small Town Touch with a Global Reach

    WEG| Small Town Touch with a Global Reach

    It’s not every day that a 92-year-old founder of a global company comes to a sales meeting but that’s not unusual at WEG. This type of corporate culture defines the company and makes its customers eager to work with them. Whether it’s hosting backyard barbeques with executives or working side-by-side in the office, WEG has … Read More

  • IBOCO | Small Business with Global Support

    IBOCO | Small Business with Global Support

    Being part of a €2 billion international company could be intimidating for a small, New Jersey-based business but that’s not the case for IBOCO. After the 2015 acquisition of Bocchiotti (IBOCO’s former parent company) by the Hager Group, IBOCO became part of an even larger global organization. However, the company remains true to its philosophy … Read More

  • Koyo Electronics Helps Build Post-War Japan

    Koyo Electronics Helps Build Post-War Japan

    Successful businessman and founder of McDonald’s Ray Croc once said, “The two most important requirements for success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.” 

  • Eaton | A Company History

    Eaton | A Company History

    In 1911, automobile and truck use was starting to become widespread, and the world was on the brink of its First World War. A small company was started when patented gear-driven truck axle inventor Viggo Torbensen teamed up with Joseph Oriel (J.O.) Eaton, an aspiring young businessman, to found Torbensen Gear and Axle Company, the … Read More

  • RUKO Precision Tools: Keeping the Customer Close Leads to Success

    RUKO Precision Tools: Keeping the Customer Close Leads to Success

    We all like the convenience of having things near us – a short drive to work, family and friends nearby, and the services we need close to home. RUKO Precision Tools uses that same philosophy in providing great service to its customers. RUKO stays close to its customers as well as its employees to ensure … Read More

  • KNIPEX Tools – Pick One Thing & Do It Well

    KNIPEX Tools – Pick One Thing & Do It Well

    There is an old saying that one should “pick one thing and do it well.” Although the author of that adage is unknown, many successful people and organizations have followed that advice. One of the best examples of how this advice truly works is KNIPEX Tools. KNIPEX Tools makes one thing – pliers — they … Read More

  • STEGO Founders’ Idea Worth Its Salt

    STEGO Founders’ Idea Worth Its Salt

    Salt has been an important element in the history of civilization. Once discovered that it could preserve food, great cities were established where salt was plentiful. Wars were fought and fortunes made because of salt. Even the early Romans built “salt roads” to transport the valuable commodity back to Rome. Building on the history of … Read More

  • Product Education and Training – The InterConnecting Automation Way

    Product Education and Training – The InterConnecting Automation Way

    Back when he worked in a foundry, Doug Bell never imagined he would trade in his career as an electrician for becoming a teacher, but that’s in fact what happened. The transition came about more than 20 years ago, while he was attending a product training class, when he formulated an idea on how he … Read More

  • Radians: Genuine Company Pride in America’s Heartland

    Radians: Genuine Company Pride in America’s Heartland

    As Radians CEO and a Memphis, Tennessee native, Mike Tutor not only loves his hometown but his country as well. He and the Radians team work hard at keeping business local and believe that “Made in the USA” is more than just a slogan but a commitment to excellence. That genuine pride is present in … Read More

  • Fuji Electric: Looking to the East for Technology and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Fuji Electric: Looking to the East for Technology and Corporate Social Responsibility

    The country of Japan is known as the “land of the rising sun” or the “sun’s origin” as people on the mainland of Asia looked toward the sunrise and knew Japan was located where the sun first appeared. Today, the name is still an appropriate description of the country and its people where beautiful cherry … Read More

  • HPS: Transforming an Industry While Reaching Out to Others

    HPS: Transforming an Industry While Reaching Out to Others

    Transformers to the rescue! No, not the kind of “transformers” made famous by Hasbro™ and Hollywood. These transformers manufactured by Hammond Power Solutions came to the rescue of the much-loved Canadian event known as the Calgary Stampede after massive flooding in 2013 brought the city to a standstill and threatened to cancel the event that … Read More

  • Wera Tools: Ergonomics Helps  “Get a Grip” On Products

    Wera Tools: Ergonomics Helps “Get a Grip” On Products

    When medieval knights first used a primitive screwdriver to secure their jousting armor, they never could have imagined that such a tool would still be used centuries later. In fact, the general concept of a screwdriver hasn’t changed very much since the Middle Ages. People still need a screwdriver to turn screws and fasten things … Read More

  • Hubbell-Wiegmann| History of World Class Electrical Enclosures

    Hubbell-Wiegmann| History of World Class Electrical Enclosures

    The early 20th Century was full of technological advances and great historical moments. In 1928, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart were in the news for their famous feats of flying. The first television broadcasts began to appear on tiny black and white screens. Mickey Mouse was making movies – with sound. And, sliced bread made … Read More

  • Contrinex: Lighting the Way for Women CEOs

    Contrinex: Lighting the Way for Women CEOs

    In Switzerland, where just over 4% of companies have women as their CEO, Contrinex stands out with Annette Heimlicher leading the organization. Even in the Fortune 1000 companies, women  represent only 5.2% of the CEO position. This demonstrates how Contrinex is at the forefront of the world’s largest companies. Since 2012, Heimlicher has held the position of CEO … Read More

  • Micro Detectors: Racing Into the Future with Sensors Technology

    Micro Detectors: Racing Into the Future with Sensors Technology

    What do sports cars, opera, balsamic vinegar, and industrial sensors have in common? The answer is Modena, Italy. This part of Northern Italy is home to world renowned opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti, founder of Ferrari Motor Company Enzo Ferrari,

  • IDEM: Safety Switches Survive Even the Harshest Conditions

    IDEM: Safety Switches Survive Even the Harshest Conditions

    Imagine a work environment so severe that even machines have a tough time surviving. No, this is not a scene from a science fiction movie. In many industries, certain operations require extreme heat or cold or harsh chemicals to complete processing and packaging. This is a reality where only the strong survive. It is in … Read More

  • Wenglor: Supplying Sensors Through Innovation and Responsibility

    Wenglor: Supplying Sensors Through Innovation and Responsibility

    Innovation and responsibility are the two guiding principles of Wenglor, a German manufacturer of sensors. For three decades, Wenglor has embraced these two principles not only as a company slogan but also as the way they conduct business each and

  • Host Engineering: Supplying PLC Software and Hardware is Their Mission

    Host Engineering: Supplying PLC Software and Hardware is Their Mission

    It is said that home is where the heart is. And, the heart of Host Engineering is certainly at home in the rolling foothills of Tennessee on its 50-acre campus. Surrounded by cow pastures and small ponds, the site houses

  • Comepi: Supplying Control Switches for Over 50 Years

    Comepi: Supplying Control Switches for Over 50 Years

    For more than 15 years, their commute began at 5:30 a.m. when they would leave their family home, ride bikes to the railway station; take the train 40 kilometers (24 miles) to Milan, and then ride two trams to their workplace. Sixteen hours a day, six days a week with only two weeks off a … Read More

  • WERMA: Signaling Technology to Help the World

    WERMA: Signaling Technology to Help the World

    Red light, green light is a popular American children’s game. We all know from an early age that red means stop, green means go and yellow means caution. These universal safety signals are found in schools, factories, and streets around the world. All telling people when to go, stop, and slow down. Safety lights are … Read More

  • FACTS Engineering: Innovative Spirit, Award-Winning Products

    FACTS Engineering: Innovative Spirit, Award-Winning Products

    Ron McVety didn’t have much to start with back in 1987. He had a degree in mechanical engineering, a few years of experience in designing assembly machines for TVs, a spare room, and a vision that everyone can benefit from automation.