Six years ago, Kipp Kofsky purchased Arcadian Services, a 40-year-old, family-owned and operated chemical manufacturer in Florence, Alabama. This nine-person company, which makes industrial cleaners for the car wash industry, also specializes in custom order formulas and private label products.
Third generation contract metal stamping manufacturer serving the automobile industry taps into government matching program, SETAAC, to develop automated welding machine and training program to grow their business.
Emdee International was established in 1994 by two women entrepreneurs, Manju Vaswani and Deepa Dharamrup. Since launching the company, the pair set high standards by providing quality textile products and premium service to its customers and have maintained those values for over 25 years. Under their ownership, Emdee has grown to be one of the […]
Woman-Owned Manufacturer in Americus, Georgia, Sews New Path and Produces Face Masks for Area Hospitals
In 2015, Elena Carné, moved to Americus, a small town in South Georgia, with her three daughters. Her idea was two-fold: Be in a slower-paced environment where she could focus on her family and launch an athletic apparel company.
Thirty years ago, Jeff Slosman woke up in the middle of the night, reflecting on his first 30 years of life. Slosman recalled, “I was visiting family in Florida and in the middle of the night, I sat up in bed and decided that the first 30 years hadn’t been the happiest, but that the […]
Background SETAAC assisted a a DNV-certified ISO-9001:2008 contract manufacturer of optical quality injection molded domes from Georgia. Their injection molding services include design and development, prototyping, low and high volume production, turn-key assembly, laser and ultrasonic welding as well as custom surface finishes.This company has been an industry leader in optical camera domes for the […]
Background SETAAC assisted a manufacturer of precision mechanical springs from Charlotte, NC. The firm has more than 30 employees and their current annual sales are more than $8 Million. The firm bends wire, from .020 to .270, serving a broad range of industries. They have proprietary sound dampening technology, mechanism assembly capability and a quality-driven […]
Background I’m Darren Green, owner of The Old Wood Company in Asheville, NC. In 2007, I opened our doors with a vision to develop a company that could compete in the marketplace and also be immune to the onslaught of low-cost foreign imports. I wanted to give people options, suggestions, and one-of-a-kind products tailor-made for their […]
Begun in the basement of its founder in 1998, Craft-Art Co. progressed over its first ten years from making cutting boards and wooden pot racks to a strong position in the custom countertop market. But by 2009, once-thriving Craft-Art was floundering. With the home building industry in shambles, the primary market for the manufacturer’s solid […]
Bonnell Aluminum has been in business since 1953, so the company has seen its share of ups and downs in markets for its aluminum extrusion products. But they’d experienced nothing as bad as the Great Recession of 2007, when the bottom dropped out of their main markets—commercial and residential construction. With more than 1300 employees […]