Case Studies Industrial

Kathleen Jordan – Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

To borrow from Mark Twain’s wit and wisdom, rumors of the department store’s demise may have been at least somewhat exaggerated. Brick-and-mortar shopping, as Forbes reports, is making a post-pandemic comeback, though it too must adjust to modern times. It is at Neiman Marcus Group, the national chain of high-end stores that Kathleen Jordan is […]

Kirk Smith – Darn Tough

While people have been exploring nature during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirk Smith has been busy making sure their feet stay comfortable. He’s the director of engineering and maintenance at Darn Tough, a Vermont-based company that makes durable socks for outdoor activities or everyday wear. With a company saying of “Still Made in Vermont,” it won’t […]

Rich Potosnak – MacAllister Machinery

Its heavy equipment is a go-to for construction, engineering and agriculture, but not every corporate client can afford to buy what’s on a Caterpillar lot. Even the automotive companies in Michigan often opt to rent rather than purchase machinery when upgrading their production lines. So noted MacAllister Machinery a decade ago. An Indianapolis-based renter and […]

Andy Poticha – Mosaic Construction and Cannabis Facility Construction

Lifelong design builder Andy Poticha has never won the lottery, but he got lucky several years ago when a former client got some of the first medical cannabis licenses in Illinois and asked him to design and build dispensaries for the business. “I had never seen a dispensary before, and now we’re getting half our […]

Jim Christakos – Bachem America Inc.

It’s 93 miles between Bachem Americas’ facilities in Vista and Torrance, and while it might be an exaggeration to say that Jim Christakos could now drive between those Southern California cities blindfolded, it might not be too far from the truth. For three-and-a-half years, he commuted daily along the Pacific Coast Highway, fine-tuning specialized facilities […]

Chuck Corneau – Engineered Materials Solutions

By all appearances, when Chuck Corneau chatted with Blueprint in March, he was taking time from a Florida vacation. And though he had escaped a New England winter for some sunshine, when he needed to wrap up the call, it was not for a round of golf or a walk on the beach. Instead, he […]

Stephen Powell – Realterm

If you know one airport, you know one airport. So says Stephen Powell, whose responsibilities include knowing the nuances of many airports and land-based freight operations around the world. Having served as senior vice president of construction at Annapolis-based Realterm since 2017, Powell oversees a team of six as point man for the construction of […]

Stephen Lichter – EAD

As American manufacturers tackle growing production demands and heightened safety requirements—both of which have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—finding the right engineering solutions has become critical. It’s an issue that Stephen Lichter and his team at EAD are working hard to address. Short for Engineering, Automation and Design, EAD’s services are used by […]

Steven Bietz – Mueller Water Products

When you’re seeking to usher in the next industrial revolution, a machine is never just a machine. Instead, says Steven Bietz, that device becomes a highly-sophisticated element in a broader, ongoing equation—one that must be intensely monitored: How often is it running? What problems keep coming up? What technology does it use? Is it updated […]

Shirish Mehta – Targa Resources

For people who don’t quit, failure is never an option. That was very much the mantra at Targa Resources, a Fortune 500 midstream energy company based in Houston. Working with a team from Texas to North Dakota, Targa overcame numerous challenges to construct natural gas processing plants in The Badlands beginning in 2017. It’s a […]

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