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2020 Case Study - Willoway Nurseries

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Organization Background

Founded in 1954, Willoway Nurseries is a third-generation, family-owned wholesale grower of trees, shrubs, perennials and seasonal color crops that ships to retailers and contractors in 26 states. Willoway is now the largest wholesale grower of nursery products in Ohio and a leading supplier in the United States, with a customer base of more than 1,200 independent garden centers and landscape contractors in the Midwest and east coast.

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2020 Case Study - Clarke EyeCare Center

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Organization Background

Dr. Calvin Clarke opened Clarke EyeCare Center in Wichita Falls, Texas, back in 1973. His son, Danny, and his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth—who met each other at optometry school—then joined the practice in 1995. The younger Clarkes bought the business, which provides optometry services including eye exams, eyewear, and contact lenses, in 2010.

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2020 Case Study - AMBAC

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Organization Background

Primarily manufactures and remanufactures heavy-duty diesel fuel injection systems and related components.

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2020 Case Study - Argent Tape and Label

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Organization Background

Argent Tape & Label (ATL) is a certified Women-Owned Small Business that manufacturers pressure-sensitive labels and tags used by customers in the industrial, automotive, pharmaceutical, and consumer industries.

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2020 Case Study - 417 Magazine

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Organization Background

Founded in 1998, 417 Magazine is a second-generation, family-owned regional magazine that focuses on telling its 325,362 monthly audience members the stories they need to know from all around southwest Missouri. The company has also evolved to produce custom publications for corporations, communities, and charities.

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2020 Case Study - Malco Products

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Organization Background

Malco, which started in 1950 and is now 100% employee owned, manufactures high-quality, specialty hand tools that help construction contractors—including HVAC professionals who service heating and air conditioners—do their jobs better. The company also added a second manufacturing facility in DeWitt, Nebraska, that used to make the iconic “Vise-Grip” pliers—now called “Eagle Grip”—which will be released to the market in the near future.

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2020 Case Study - 1st Pet Veterinary Centers

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Organization Background

Originally founded in 1989 as a single location, 1st Pet Vet has evolved over the years to offer a complete range of veterinarian services, including 24-hour emergency care, in three Arizona locations.

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2020 Case Study - Cisco-Eagle

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Organization Background

Cisco-Eagle was born in 1970 when Warren Gandall, a material handling specialist for an industrial supply company, went into business for himself. Today, the company provides solutions for the movement, storage, retrieval, control, and protection of materials and products throughout their manufacture, distribution, consumption, and disposal. The company started with three employees in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but has grown to have to offices in nine states. Cisco-Eagle’s reach is nationwide—with many national accounts and internet business across the U.S. It also has substantial international business - filling orders to over 70 countries.

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2020 Case Study - Cherry's Industrial Equipment

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Organization Background

Cherry’s builds and sells specialized equipment used in warehouses to transfer product on and off pallets. The company, which sells primarily to Fortune 500 companies, also manufactures equipment used to clean and maintain pallets.

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2020 Case Study - CM's Outdoor Solutions Group

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Organization Background

Started in 1993, and formerly known as CM’s A Cut Above, CM’s Outdoor Solutions Group provides a range of lawn care and landscaping services.

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