When a big manufacturer needs a tiny part – like a sensor to activate a hands-free faucet – it often turns to a company like QualTech Technologies. Based in Willoughby, Ohio they’re what’s known as a ...
If you’ve ever used a Crest SpinbrushTM or a Swiffer Sweep + VacTM, you can thank Cleveland innovation powerhouse Nottingham Spirk. Prolific inventors, they helped companies churn out thousands of ...
Pierre’s Ice Cream Company started out as a small shop in 1932. Today, it has about 36 million scoops of ice cream in its freezer. The company has moved and expanded many times, but it has always ...
In just two days, more than 2,000 Ohio manufacturers joined the fight against COVID-19. It was March 2020. The governor had just put out an urgent call for help. Spurred by stories of nurses wearing ...
In 2008, someone called the switchboard at Bettcher Industries. It regularly gets calls from around the world about the cutting tools it makes for meat processing plants. But this call was different. ...
At the height of the global pandemic in 2020, some manufacturers locked down. Some went out of business entirely. Others faced unimaginable spikes in demand – companies like GOJO, MAKERS OF PURELL™, ...
Jack Schron Jr. is positive Northeast Ohio has what it takes to be the smart manufacturing capital of the United States, and he’s doing his part to help it earn that title — much more than his part, ...
A black tank sits in a dusty field in the blazing Texas sun. It doesn’t look like much, but inside it’s a brilliantly engineered water filter running entirely on waterpower. 
Manufacturing isn’t just what Randy Bennett does, it’s who he is. It’s in his blood.
In six short years, Vedang Kothari went from intern to CEO. His meteoric rise was powered by three things: a groundbreaking invention to help cancer patients, a CEO who believed in him, and a company ...
In 1985, Michael Garvey got a phone call that changed his life. His father was critically ill. It was his turn to come home and run the family business in Youngstown, Ohio. 
Lincoln Electric was founded in Cleveland in 1895 with $200, an invention, and a dream. John C. Lincoln wanted to manufacture his innovative electric motor and build a company where people worked by ...
Deonia Duncan was 16, in high school, and working what she describes as a “dead-end job” in a pizza shop. Eddie Taylor had just been released after serving 13 years in a federal prison. Two very ...
Ezabarin Moore drove a city bus for 18 years and then worked hard raising four children.