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Make the right movesEsmark and Jim Bouchard manage through the difficult times

Commodities like oil and steel are down, so Jim Bouchard is using all available tools to stay profitable and be ready for better days.

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IntegraCare Corp.Rick Irwin and Loriann Putzier work to get the extraordinary out of the ordinary

As leaders of a pure service business, Rick Irwin and Loriann Putzier share what they’ve learned about what it takes to get an extraordinary effort in tough industry at IntegraCare.

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A. Stucki Co. and Bill Kiefer grow its family of companies under one goal

A. Stucki Co. strategically bought suppliers and other businesses to increase its offerings in the rail industry. President and CEO Bill Kiefer discusses the exciting, grueling acquisition binge.

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Universal Stainless and Dennis Oates invest for the future

Universal Stainless Alloy & Products is diversifying to produce more specialized products for a stronger future. But just as the company started to transition its new plant into an operating entity, a destocking cycle hit.

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How to help your employees and managers better manage stress

Successfully managing stress has numerous benefits — fewer health problems, increased productivity and greater job satisfaction. Find out how mindfulness can be taught to help employees and managers better manage stress.

Part 1: The consumer driven health care approach — HSAs, FSAs and HRAs

The three main types of accounts used with a consumer driven health plan, designed to get employees more involved with heath care decisions, are a Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). Here's what you need to know about these creative funding strategies.

Value-based insurance: Don’t let your consumer-driven health plan be a barrier to necessary care

Consumer-driven health plans have been increasing in popularity because they appear to be custom-made for this era of health insurance reform. Evidence shows, however, that essential medical services often will be curtailed if individuals have to pay an increasing amount of their own money. That's where value-based insurance can help.

How to estate plan, beyond just creating a basic will

People get caught up in the investment rate of returns and the stock market — none of that means anything if you lose half your money to the government because you died without a will or didn’t plan well and your family suffers.

Health care reform signifies new obligations for companies

Of the many components to the Affordable Care Act, one of the more complex and confusing is just around the corner: new reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.