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Adapting to Ever-Shifting Customer Demands

Hoj Engineering & Sales began more than 50 years ago as an overhead crane company. When Henning Hoj first opened the doors in 1964, he set forth a mission to change the industry. Even then, the company was driven by engineering. Today, brothers Peter Hoj, President, and Tim Hoj, CEO, continue to build on Henning’s legacy. Hoj continues to push ...

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Women in Industry: Jacqueline Terrell

Jacqueline Terrell Company: REB Storage Systems Title: VP of Marketing and Sales Years on Job: 6 I started at REB Storage Systems International as an administrative assistant to the then President of the company. It was there that I began to learn not only the company but the ins and outs of the material handling industry. From there, I transitioned ...

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@ Work: William Maybury

William Maybury Company: Maybury Material Handling Title: Controller Years on Job: 1.5 I started working at Maybury Material Handling about a year and a half ago as a Financial Specialist. Having grown up around the industry and the company, I had some background but it’s different when you actually start to work inside the industry. I’m just trying to be ...

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The Intersection of Culture and Analytics

There is an ongoing war in sports media between the “old school” and “new school.” Many in the old school contend that there is nothing more important than team chemistry and clubhouse culture. New school journalists, for the most part, are much more stats-oriented and place a much higher emphasis on analytics than culture or chemistry. It’s one of the ...

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Women @ Work: Connie Costner

Company: Mathand, Inc. Location: Woodstock, GA Title: President Connie Costner is a living embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit. She came to Mathand, Inc. as a Business Manager after having starting and selling two previous business ventures. When the founder of the company retired in 2000, Costner purchased the company. “My experience was in business development and management, so my challenge ...

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@ Work: Steve DuBose

Company: National Companies Title: Director of Strategy and Innovation Years on Job: 12 For some people it may take years to discover their passion and figure out how to make that passion into a career. For me, I was literally born to work in Industrial Equipment. My grandfather founded our company in 1957. Since then, multiple generations of my family ...

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Building Relationships One Solution at a Time

Conveyor Solutions celebrates 20 years of forward-thinking solutions By Steve Guglielmo In 2016, Conveyor Solutions, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary. The company has grown considerably since its founding. For 20 years, its core principles remain the same and have not only carried Conveyor Solutions through its first 20 years, but have it primed to grow even larger ...

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@ Work: Tyler Truttmann

Title: Sales Engineer Company: EnerSys Location: Kansas City, MO Years on Job: 1.5 One of the things that I love about this job is that the only way to improve is by doing. I played sports all the way through high school and college and my last job prior to starting with EnerSys was actually as a Quarterbacks Coach and ...

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The Power of Positivity

AK Material Handling’s embrace of positivity in the work place shapes its company culture By Steve Guglielmo It’s no coincidence that Minnesota Business Magazine named AK Material Handling Systems (Maple Grove, MN) its “Ultimate Fun Office” in its 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for Awards. It’s actually by design. “We’ve built a culture here that is very addictive,” says ...

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@ Work: Regional Sales Manager

Adam Wray Title: Regional Sales Manager Company: Nashville Wire Products Location: Nashville, TN Years on Job: 16 When I was 21 years old, I was working at a dead-end job in the warehouse of a local carpet company. I was making minimum wage and had no benefits. I was just looking for something a little better, so I called a ...

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