Channeling Sunshine

Solatube International, Inc. has built a thriving business around the principle that access to natural light is a human right. While indoor artificial light might sometimes be necessary, company officials say natural daylight offers unmatched physical, mental and environmental benefits and can reduce energy costs.

Solatube International

The Future of Canada’s Green Energy Movement

For years, Canadian businesses have been striving to find creative ways to reduce carbon emissions while fulfilling customer needs. For a number of these customers, geothermal energy has proven to be an innovative solution that is expected to continue to grow. The cost-effective, renewable resource uses the energy of the earth below the surface to heat or cool homes and buildings, and to provide hot water.

GeoSource Energy

Innovation, Dedication, and Top-Quality Equipment

Most people view scaffolding as simply a sign that a building is being constructed or renovated. For Skyline Scaffold, Ltd., of Delta, British Columbia, scaffolding is something of an art form that, if done properly, will ensure the safety of those on or near the jobsite and create efficiencies on a project that save both time and money.

Skyline Scaffold

Quality Cranes for Every Application

How many corporations can boast two hundred years of excellence in product and service? Not many, but Demag Cranes is just such an organization and specializes in cranes, drives, and handling technologies. The company works within a host of industries including construction, steel and mining and is known for its quality and level of service. It boasts premium products and highly innovative solutions. We had the pleasure of speaking with Division Manager Jim Satow.

Demag Cranes

Leading the Industry with Second-to-None Service

Earthmoving and mining work require industrial machinery, and Peed Equipment Co. answers the call as a heavy equipment rental specialist. Its head office is in Temecula, California, but it works in many states with recent work in Florida, Idaho, and Texas, as well as across the border in Canada, and even Mexico.

Peed Equipment

Three Generations of Excellence in Natural Stone

Wisconsin-based Buechel Stone Corporation is about to celebrate fifty-five years of supplying stone products. The company primarily fabricates natural stone for residential and commercial projects, which involves cutting stone for full and thin building stone veneers, architectural details, patio and paving stone, along with all types of natural landscape stone for encouraging holistic, sustainable design. Across three main locations in Fond du Lac and Chilton in Wisconsin and Marion in North Carolina, the company employs 180 people.

Buechel Stone

Earth-Friendly Foam Manufacturing

From take-out containers to construction insulation, packing material and architectural accents, expanded polystyrene (EPS) can be found all around us. The product – made from heat-expanded, molded, polystyrene foam beads – has applications that are seemingly endless.

Benchmark Foam

A Culture of Caring, and a Commitment to Quality

Thirty-nine years ago, California roofer Pete Scudder started his career working at a local roofing company. After a while, he figured that there just might be a better way to run a business, so he and his wife Karen decided to open their own roofing business, and Scudder Roofing was born.

Scudder Roofing

Through-The-Roof Quality

G. Fedale Roofing & Siding is not a typical contractor. Here, things are done differently. Just like a building envelope is only as good as its roof, a company is only as good as its team. For this formidable team, success is based on reputation, and any possible errors are corrected quickly and efficiently.

G. Fedale Roofing & Siding

Modern and Sustainable Railing Solutions

In 2005, Huzefa Tinwala launched VIVA Railings, a business on a corporate mission to provide sustainably produced railings to building owners, architects, designers, and contractors at an affordable price. All of VIVA Railing’s stainless steel products are LEED, HUB, SBE, and MBE certified and are composed of a minimum of 65 percent recycled content. Repurposing something valuable and transforming it into something beautiful is a specialty of the growing business.

VIVA Railings

The Changing Landscape

In an ever-industrializing world, landscapes turn from forests and plains to concrete roads and high rises as cities expand and develop. But 21st century urban architecture doesn’t resemble the dull and dreary factory lanes of Europe during the Industrial Revolution. In modern, global cities around the world, innovators are finding ways to use concrete that are better for the environment, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing.

April 24, 2019, 1:21 PM EDT