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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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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

Data analytics are making their mark on commercial insurance

Employers should expect more out of their insurance brokers in the future. Gallagher’s Patrick Zedreck explains how data analytics affect the way insurance policies are designed and priced.

How companies can protect themselves against cyberthreats

Organizations still struggle to protect themselves from cyber attacks, either not doing enough because they believe it won’t happen to them, or not recognizing gaps in their protections, says Huntington's Jim Altman.

Payer-provider integration is key to nationwide health care reform

It's been hard to find solutions to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care. Dr. William H. Shrank, UPMC Health Plan’s chief medical officer, discusses the integrated delivery and finance system pioneered in Pittsburgh, which could serve as a model.

Technology tools drive efficient cash flow management

Payments modernization is underway, thanks to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, real-time payments and data mining. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman warns how falling behind the financial technology curve can affect cash flow management.

Diet and nutrition have a hand in chronic health conditions

What and how much you eat and drink can ease or exacerbate your chronic health conditions. UPMC Health Plan's Karen DePasquale explains how diet connects to chronic health conditions, and why employers should use health coaches.