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American Textile Co. develops new products, grows to new heights

In its 92 years, American Textile Co. hasn’t made a single acquisition. The third generation of this family business, Lance and Blake Ruttenberg, explain how this organic growth has come through product development and innovation.

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American Textile Co. develops new products, grows to...

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Leroy M. Ball steers Koppers in a new direction with transparency

Over three years of Leroy M. Ball’s leadership, Koppers went from questions about whether the company would survive to its most profitable year yet. Learn what it took to engineer this turnaround.

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John J. Engel doubled down on WESCO’s customers in a market slowdown

During a downturn, WESCO looks to super-serve its customers — take a larger share even if they spend less. John J. Engel also used the slowdown to right size and drive productivity.

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A look at M&A from leaders who have seen it all

The passion to broker a deal and create a new opportunity for business growth is what drives dealmakers. Pittsburgh's M&A community shares what makes a deal successful before the ASPIRE 2018 event on March 8.

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A look at M&A from leaders who have seen it all

Insights

How to successfully set yourself up to grow globally

The internet has made going global easier, but an abundance of information isn't a stand-in for situational due diligence. Jim Altman of Huntington Bank shares how to build a network of advisers who can help assemble your foreign market strategy.

What your employees really want in their benefits package

When salaries fall short, many employers to get creative to recruit and retain top-notch talent. JRG Advisors’ Rob Higginbotham discusses key areas to pay attention to in your employee benefits.

How to keep sickness away from your vacation

It’s important to take time off work, but it’s no fun spending your vacation sick. Melinda L. Schriver, of Telehealth Strategic Solutions at UPMC Health Plan, gives tips for staying healthy.

How to increase employee engagement with alternative benefits offerings

Benefits are confusing and stressful, and many employees make decisions without understanding whether a plan is suited for their needs. JRG Advisors’ Ron Carmassi explains how alternative benefits can help alleviate dissatisfaction.

Keep safety front and center in the wake of the construction labor shortage

Due to a labor shortage in the construction industry, some contractors are being forced to hire inexperienced workers just to keep up with project demand. Gallagher's Charlie Salazar shares how some have responded to the labor shortages and increased safety risk.