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Comtech Industries and Dean Grose test the status quo

Comtech Industries is known for its innovative products that find new solutions for marketplace challenges. Discover how the company encourages this with the right people and processes.

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A new playbookOberg Industries switches gears with a workforce dedicated to new markets

Oberg Industries has jumped into new markets, but Dave Bonvenuto says the biggest differentiator was a talented workforce dedicated to the change — thanks to its apprenticeship program.

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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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Insights

How the foreign currency environment breaks the rule

The fifth annual Chase Business Leaders Outlook survey shows growing optimism about the national economy, but that confidence drops when looking outside of U.S. borders — at least in the near term.

How to educate your employees about their cholesterol levels

While most employers would certainly consider the safety of their employees a priority, it may not occur to as many of them to be concerned about their employees’ cholesterol level.

Part 3: Should your company consider a self-insured health care plan?

Almost every employer that offers a group health benefit program is searching for methods to lower spending. What many don’t consider is shifting from offering an insured health plan to self-insurance.

How office design enhances workforce health, productivity

In recent years, the topic of workplace design has garnered attention as a way to enhance a workforce’s productivity. Open spaces, common areas, lighting, acoustics and thermal comfort are all intended to enhance worker satisfaction with their environment and improve interactions to increase productivity, employees safety and health.

How to protect your financial portfolio from yourself

When it comes to investing, people tend to chase performance — looking at what worked last year at precisely the wrong moment.