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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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Taking the Long View

Bode Equipment Company’s history of long-term strategic planning By Steve Guglielmo Bode Equipment Company is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015. From its inception, Bode has always had a strong foundation of family and close relationships. In 1975, Larry Bode founded Bode Equipment in his living room in Suncook, New Hampshire. For ten years, Bode operated as a two-person operation ...

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@ Work: Product Marketing Manager

Name: Sarah Fiola Company: Tri Lite, Inc. Location: Chicago, IL Years: 2 I started my career at Tri Lite as a part-time consultant designing an informational packet for distributors about our LED Loading Dock Lights and the energy rebates they could qualify for if the customer’s purchased them. It was a complex task but with my background as a marketing-communication ...

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Ahead of the Curve

Cisco-Eagle’s ability to identify market trends has helped them become an industry leader. By Steve Guglielmo Warren Gandall is a visionary. As the Chairman and CEO of Cisco-Eagle, Inc., (Dallas, TX) Gandall has overseen decades of growth and prosperity of one of the material handling industry’s leading innovators. In 1970, Gandall was working as a material handling specialist for an ...

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@ Work: Central Regional Manager

Name: Sara McMurray Company: Flow-Rite Controls Location: Byron Center, MI Years: 2 As the Central Regional Manager for Flow-Rite Controls, I am responsible for the distribution and sale of our single point watering systems and accessories for my region. That region consists of 16 states in the middle of the country as well as Manitoba, Canada. Because we sell our ...

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