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On the right trackBob Bauer shifts the focus from products to solutions at L.B. Foster

As L.B. Foster switches its business model, Bob Bauer shares how the company is seizing its opportunities and setting up for another 100 years of success.

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All about valueChris Keller stays focused on the big picture at IPEG

Chris Keller plays it smart with disciplined investment at IPEG that amplifies its business strategy and focuses on the future.

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Chris Keller stays focused on the big picture at IPEG

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Carol Jackson steers HarbisonWalker International through the chaos of change

Carol Jackson ignites employee engagement at HarbisonWalker International with a clear purpose in the midst of change.

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Carol Jackson steers HarbisonWalker International...

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2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 honorees

This year’s Smart 50 class includes many new faces — executives who are making a difference in their organizations and region. Meet the 2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 honorees.

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2018 Pittsburgh Smart 50 honorees

Insights

How to protect margins from cyclical commodity price changes

Buying commodities brings a consistent exposure and a price risk that can’t always be passed on. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman explains how companies can protect their margins and cost structures by hedging these exposures.

Know what you’re getting into before you sign the loan papers

Business owners often focus more on ‘getting the loan’ than on the specific terms and covenants of the loan. This can be a mistake that later hinders the operations of the business, says Christian A. Farmakis of Babst Calland.

A closer look at the factors that affect decision-making for business owners

Huntington Bank's John Augustine shares where business owners can get reliable, local information that can be used for strategic planning and decision-making.

Taking your benefits plan for a ‘test drive’

Plan modeling helps employers to identify the best use of resources and to engage in experimentation without taking on risks. JRG Advisors' Aaron Ochs explains how.

Life insurance as a risk management vehicle to preserve company value

Life insurance can preserve company value in the event of the unexpected loss of a key individual. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman shares how.