February 2019

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusThe Future of Canada’s Green Energy MovementGeoSource Energy

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

The Future of Canada’s Green Energy Movement

GeoSource Energy

For years, Canadian businesses have been striving to find creative ways to reduce carbon emissions while fulfilling customer needs. For a number of these customers, geothermal energy has proven to be an innovative solution that is expected to continue to grow. The cost-effective, renewable resource uses the energy of the earth below the surface to heat or cool homes and buildings, and to provide hot water.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusQuality Cranes for Every ApplicationDemag Cranes

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

Quality Cranes for Every Application

Demag Cranes

How many corporations can boast two hundred years of excellence in product and service? Not many, but Demag Cranes is just such an organization and specializes in cranes, drives, and handling technologies. The company works within a host of industries including construction, steel and mining and is known for its quality and level of service. It boasts premium products and highly innovative solutions. We had the pleasure of speaking with Division Manager Jim Satow.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusThree Generations of Excellence in Natural StoneBuechel Stone

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

Three Generations of Excellence in Natural Stone

Buechel Stone

Wisconsin-based Buechel Stone Corporation is about to celebrate fifty-five years of supplying stone products. The company primarily fabricates natural stone for residential and commercial projects, which involves cutting stone for full and thin building stone veneers, architectural details, patio and paving stone, along with all types of natural landscape stone for encouraging holistic, sustainable design. Across three main locations in Fond du Lac and Chilton in Wisconsin and Marion in North Carolina, the company employs 180 people.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusModern and Sustainable Railing SolutionsVIVA Railings

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

Modern and Sustainable Railing Solutions

VIVA Railings

In 2005, Huzefa Tinwala launched VIVA Railings, a business on a corporate mission to provide sustainably produced railings to building owners, architects, designers, and contractors at an affordable price. All of VIVA Railing’s stainless steel products are LEED, HUB, SBE, and MBE certified and are composed of a minimum of 65 percent recycled content. Repurposing something valuable and transforming it into something beautiful is a specialty of the growing business.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusA Seventy-Year Legacy of Promoting Tile with StyleCeratec

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

A Seventy-Year Legacy of Promoting Tile with Style


The use of ceramics can be traced back to the ancient worlds of the Assyrians and Babylonians, but these versatile materials still hold an unrelenting appeal in the modern day world for their strikingly artistic and visual presentation and durability. Perhaps most importantly, ceramic tiles add beauty to any living space with a plethora of colours, finishes, shapes, and styles. New production technologies have made them a desirable option for builders, designers, architects, and homeowners.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusInvesting in Employees and the Local Community in La Antigua, GuatemalaCaoba Doors

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

Investing in Employees and the Local Community in La Antigua, Guatemala

Caoba Doors

Caoba Doors manufactures elegantly designed luxury windows, doors, and millwork. Amidst a culture of woodworking in Central America, its base in La Antigua, Guatemala has allowed the company to develop an experienced team with the ability to combine a historical appreciation of the craft with the rapidly changing demands of technology. The company is the largest employer in the area and has maintained a strong commitment to its employees and the local community that has helped it reach success.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusTop Quality, Every TimeSteelFab

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus

Top Quality, Every Time


Structural steel fabrication company SteelFab Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, with locations throughout the Southeastern United States and Texas and a market that spans from coast to coast. Privately-held SteelFab is certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and is currently among the top three fabricators in the country.

2019 | February 2019 | In FocusWomen@WaltersWalters Group

2019 | February 2019 | In Focus


Walters Group

Family-owned steel fabrication and construction company Walters Group Inc. designs, fabricates, and constructs commercial and industrial projects throughout North America. Even as the firm grapples with tariffs on steel and aluminum, it is looking ahead to mega projects in New York and Toronto and the workforce of the future. We spoke with Walters Group Inc. CEO and Chairman Walter Koppelaar.


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