Chicago’s Largest Independent Hardware Distributor

When the hardware distributor B.E. Atlas was founded in 1963, Chicago, Illinois was known as a hardware hub. In the decades following, the City of Big Shoulders has diversified its economy around transportation, manufacturing, and printing, but B.E. Atlas has only shown steady growth, outlasting its competition.

B.E. Atlas

Manufacturing Quality Products with Quality Employees for More Than 30 Years

Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. LTD (NPK Japan) has been designing and manufacturing attachments for construction equipment since the 1950s. NPK Construction Equipment, Inc. was formed in 1985 as a partnership between NPK Japan and business associates in Cleveland, Ohio. NPK Construction Equipment became the sole distribution and support network for NPK products in North and South America. We spoke with NPK President Dan Tyrrell.

NPK Construction Equipment

Priestly Demolition Marks 25 Years of Excellence in Demolition Industry

Priestly Demolition provides complete demolition services and includes remediation, salvage, and on-site recycling as part of what it does on any project, in any industry throughout Ontario.

Priestly Demolition

Time Tested Structures, Rock Solid Performance

As one of the largest precast concrete producers in the state of Mississippi, Lee’s Precast Concrete has the expertise, the resources and the capacity to deliver on the most complex projects with aggressive schedules. In fact, it even finds ways to save its customers time and money through its time tested precast concrete solutions.

Lee’s Precast Concrete

The Total Package

In December of 2014, we had the privilege of speaking with Gabriel Hernandez, who told us about family-run Tekton Construction of Florida. The company is a shell contractor, and this method has really taken the industry by storm.


Raising the Roof

For manufacturers of all kinds, installing or relocating equipment is a mammoth task, except when Lee Contracting saves the day. With thirty years of experience and more than four hundred employees, the company keeps huge manufacturing operations running every day of the year all over America, and saves clients many millions of dollars in downtime each year. There is virtually nothing this company does not offer in the field of facility expansion and relocation.

Lee Industrial Contracting

A Brighter Future for Florida Roadways

While the sunshine state may bask in the light of our nearest star, there is a growing company with plans to make it that much brighter. Arc Electric’s origins are that of a humble small business started in 1995 with one employee and a focus on residential electrical work…

Arc Electric

Where Knowledge Translates into Success

The Sack Company is a turnkey multi-trade specialist serving the Southeast United States that is positioned to take full advantage of the growth that is taking place in and around the Port of Savannah.

The Sack Company

Bringing Visions to Life

Steven Feller P.E., LLC is a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) consulting engineering firm based in Florida, with offices in Fort Lauderdale, New York, Tampa and India, with project experience nationally and internationally. The firm works with some of the biggest developers and real estate entities in the world.

Steven Feller P.E., LLC

Asbestos Abatement Experts

Over ninety percent of 1 Priority Environmental Services’ revenues are generated through asbestos abatement; the balance is duct cleaning and dealing with mold and lead-based paint. From its Fort Worth headquarters and eight locations, 1 Priority Environmental Services’ staff serves customers throughout New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. The company’s work ranges from approximately $2,500 to $5 million, with an average project size of about $100,000.

1 Priority Environmental Services

From Here to There

Throughout history, humans have been limited by simple logistics – how to get from here to there? For thousands of years, venturing out of one’s village required braving wild and rugged terrain. Travel was inherently dangerous. Roads were rough and rudimentary, if there were any at all.

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