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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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A sustained effortJames Spencer finds the right business mix with EverPower Wind

James Spencer caught the entrepreneur bug in 2002, but starting a renewable energy business was harder than expected. Learn how EverPower Wind became the nation’s 20th largest wind power company.

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Michael Baker InternationalKurt Bergman builds a new level of engagement at Michael Baker International

By reorganizing, encouraging a sense of community and increasing communication, CEO Kurt Bergman has Michael Baker International hitting a new stride.

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The Pittsburgh Smart 50 help spark the region’s business success and strength

Smart Business presents the Chase Smart 50 Awards to celebrate and recognize Pittsburgh’s top executives for their ability to effectively build and lead innovative and “smart” organizations.

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A new wave of options gives employees choices in coverage with voluntary benefits

Although voluntary benefits are not a new concept, they have increased in popularity as the landscape of health care continues to change and evolve with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

How to increase workplace productivity with a broad focus on employee health

The goal of occupational medicine is largely straightforward — keep a company’s employees healthy, treat injuries effectively and reduce a company’s number of lost work days. But by using a total health management approach, you can go beyond that narrow focus of workplace health to concentrate more on overall prevention and wellness.

How to satisfy the fiduciary duties of your 401(k) plan

If your organization sponsors a 401(k) or qualified retirement plan, then, as a plan trustee, you are legally responsible for the decision-making surrounding the plan. These fiduciary duties are something many plan sponsors aren’t aware of. But even if trustees recognize them, they usually don’t understand what the responsibilities entail.

Is it time to integrate your multibank model for the cross-border challenge?

Local banks are often the smart choice for younger businesses, but taking the time to re-evaluate the benefits of a more consolidated banking structure can be overlooked as businesses mature. In particular, companies that do business overseas and work within a decentralized, multibank model can have very little insight into their overseas treasury operations.

How office relocation and redesign is made easier with a design firm

A commercial interior design firm works to help companies find a space that’s an effective setting for their operational and aesthetic needs, and tailors its services to best suit specific client goals.