September 2017

2017 | In Focus | September 2017Liveability and Sustainably at a Leading Ontario UniversityUniversity of Guelph – Physical Resources

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

Liveability and Sustainably at a Leading Ontario University

University of Guelph – Physical Resources

The University of Guelph’s Physical Resources group provides support services to the University through five specialized departments. These are Sustainable Transportation and Parking; Environmental Services; Maintenance and Energy Services; Design, Engineering and Construction; and Finance and Administration. Each division plays a critical role in the university’s ability to operate effectively and sustainably.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017In it for the Long HaulTalbert Manufacturing

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

In it for the Long Haul

Talbert Manufacturing

As Talbert Manufacturing approaches its eightieth year in operation in 2018, it has many things to celebrate. Chief among these are a number of industry firsts that have not only helped the company to grow as a reputable manufacturer, but have changed how trailers are designed and the way the industry operates.
This reliable designer and manufacturer of specialized transportation equipment and trailers for heavy haul applications has created a lasting legacy with its well-engineered and high-performance trailers. Its trailers are built to last and outperform the competition. Many of its competitors have even tried to emulate Talbert Manufacturing’s designs, though they continue to fall short.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017Builders Building RelationshipsHDC Development

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

Builders Building Relationships

HDC Development

HDC Development, headquartered in St. Joseph, Minnesota, is about more than constructing buildings, it is about building relationships and trust, says Chief Executive Officer Travis Scott. Since 1970, the company has completed over eight thousand housing units and built or made major additions to more than 150 facilities while remaining true to its foundations of providing quality seniors’ accommodations at a time when the need for them is skyrocketing.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017A One-Stop Shop for Track and Transit Construction ServicesJ-Track

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

A One-Stop Shop for Track and Transit Construction Services


J-Track LLC is the commuter’s equivalent of a masked superhero – frequently unseen, but instrumental in saving the day. As a company that specializes in end-to-end track and transit system construction services, J-Track is frequently the unsung hero in circumstances where flooding and water leaks threaten to grind to a halt the daily subway commute in metropolitan cities like New York and Washington, D.C.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017The Engineers and Constructors Who Build RelationshipsHargrove Engineers + Constructors

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

The Engineers and Constructors Who Build Relationships

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors was founded in 1995 by Ralph Hargrove, who remains the President and CEO to this day. The award-winning firm specializes in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), as well as project management, controls and automation, and technical services for the processing, manufacturing, and energy industries.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017Diversifying for SuccessD&D Building

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

Diversifying for Success

D&D Building

D&D Building started as a building maintenance company in 1968; it was launched by two high school friends, and it gradually grew into doing more commercial work. Today, the company has around 170 employees in four facilities totaling just less than 100,000 square feet. It is primarily a general contractor that does carpentry with specialized divisions that provide separate services.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017Smart and Sustainable Electrical SolutionsFacility Solutions Group

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

Smart and Sustainable Electrical Solutions

Facility Solutions Group

Facility Solutions Group (FSG) began in 1982 as a specialty lighting distributor selling lamps and lightbulbs under the name American Light Bulb and Supply Company and has since expanded into providing a wide variety of other services. The primary focus then, and still to a large degree today, was to go beyond the role of a typical distribution role by promoting new technologies and creating lasting relationships with customers.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017Designing and Building with the End in Mindicon Mechanical

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

Designing and Building with the End in Mind

icon Mechanical

icon Mechanical continues to build upon its well-honed strengths as a full-service mechanical contractor that has been in business for over two decades in the Granite City and St. Louis region. Unlike much of its competition, icon offers more than highly qualified and experienced customer service—their team joins with clients to provide unique and successful mechanical engineering, contracting and construction solutions.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017Excellence and Innovation in HVAC ContractingBay City Mechanical

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

Excellence and Innovation in HVAC Contracting

Bay City Mechanical

For more than 25 years, Bay City Mechanical has provided a full suite of mechanical services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Bay City Mechanical is proud to be one of the Bay Area’s largest and most innovative mechanical contracting firms. Bay City has been recently recognized as the 38th Largest Privately Held Company in the East Bay with approximately $81M in revenues from 2015. In addition, Bay City Mechanical has been short -listed in making the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies List from SF Business Times in the Greater Bay Area for 2017. The results will be made public in early October.

2017 | In Focus | September 2017Improved Project Delivery Through InnovationRELMEC Mechanical

2017 | In Focus | September 2017

Improved Project Delivery Through Innovation

RELMEC Mechanical

RELMEC Mechanical LLC is a mechanical contractor specializing in commercial Plumbing, HVAC and Piping Services, based in Cleveland, Ohio. This contractor’s work can be seen in buildings across the city’s skyline as there are very few buildings in which it did not provide the mechanical installation. The forward-thinking company strives to help other companies to improve the city it calls home. Business in Focus spoke with its President Layne Kendig.


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