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Airgard: Factories rely on this company's expertise
No. 8 Airgard Inc. 204.83% growth CEO: Daniel White Headquarters: San Jose 2015 revenue: $6,218,224 2016 revenue: $13,194,502 2017 revenue: $18,955,272 Website: www.airgard.net Last year’s ranking: 19 Description: Exhaust gas abatement for semiconductor and solar factories. Trend in your industry: Strong growth for the next several years. The biggest thing contributing to your company's growth: Growth of IoT and cloud computing and storage. What keeps you up at night? The cost…
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Little idea helped save alcohol 'party punch' startup from the brink
Even after "Shark Tank" billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban invested $1 million in BeatBox Beverages, the Austin alcohol startup was struggling with sales. A few years later, revenue is booming thanks to a new version of their product, a new distribution plan and new executives with decades of industry experience.
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Ford's giving a few more people a chance to buy its $500K GT supercar
Ford Motor Co. is planning to make a few more of its ultra-expensive GT supercars. Citing "unprecedented" demand, the automaker (NYSE: F) on Thursday said it's increasing the production of the Ford GT from an initial run of 1,000 cars to 1,350 cars. The Ford GT price starts at $500,000, according to a Ford spokesperson. The car doesn't come without its problems: Last week, Ford said it's recalling about 200 of the cars it's made so far because there's a risk they might catch on fire. One Ford…
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Milwaukee-area food, beverage companies struggle to staff operations
Local executives said they are raising wages, among other strategies, to maintain a workforce.
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Innovation key for Milwaukee-area food, beverage firms
Health trends are squeezing the craft beer and soda industries while food companies that produce in-demand food items thrive.
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More expansion on tap for Nucor: Charlotte steelmaker eyes 40% jump in capital spending next year
Nucor Corp.’s aggressive expansion over the last few years will continue into 2019, with the Charlotte-based steel company eying a record $1.4 billion in capital spending next year. Chief Financial Officer Jim Frias told analysts Thursday that “next year’s CapEx is pegged to be more than 40% higher than this year’s.” Nucor (NYSE: NUE) has spent $624.7 million on capital expenditures through the first nine months of 2018, and it expects the full-year figure to be close to $1 billion. Nucor's…
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