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Claudia Storm Bird - Storm Irrigation


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Claudia Bird, daughter of Walter Storm, holds a deep affection for the irrigation industry, much of which is rooted in the familial core she sees within.    More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Close-Up Profile: BILL HUGHES


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UPON THE URGING OF HIS FATHER to have a job after school, Bill Hughes’ dad took his 13-year-old son by the hand and introduced him to the neighbors. Suddenly, young Bill was in the lawn mowing business, an area in which he would spend his entire career—more properly, the lawn mower and power equipment business. A quiet, unassuming man, Bill Hughes personifies professionalism.    More
 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Close-Up Profile: Brian, Jane & Justin Smith


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It's all about family. To most of us, it has always been about family. Many of us were fortunate to be born into families that gave us unconditional love, which we later passed along to our own families. Brian Smith was one of those lucky guys. Born into a blue-collar family, his father worked as a mechanic on a road crew, building roads in South Africa, so the family moved quite often.   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Crystal Arlington


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When Crystal Alington came into this world, times were tough. Her father worked on a dairy farm in Erie, Pennsylvania, and to augment his income, he also worked in a nursery and as a truck driver nights and weekends. Some days he would work in a sawmill; other days, he would mow fields for the nursery. In the winter, he would plow snow. He did anything that could bring in a little extra money so he could put food on the table.   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

CUNADO FAMILY


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“A ll I ever wanted to do was manufacture something that I could sell, and to see it say, ‘Made in U.S.A.,’” said Dan Cunado, president of Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. “I’m overwhelmed; this is a dream come true.”   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Dan Ariens - Ariens Company


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Family and business values are the basic foundation upon which the Ariens Company was built, but it was Dan Ariens who took it to the next level. Ariens grew up in the family business, as did his father, and his grandfather before him.   More
 
Thursday, September 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Dan Benner

Hydro Environmental


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When Dan Benner started his company, Hydro Environmental, Inc., in January 1993, he was already a seasoned veteran at a very young age.    More
 
Friday, October 1, 2004 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Dan Cunado


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Entrepreneurs come in many shapes and forms, but they all have at least one trait in common -- a driving passion to make a success of their business. Dan Cunado, is a prime example of a person that was driven to succeed.    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 2004 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Dan Foley - Foley Landscape


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Since his teenage days Dan Foley had a strong desire to be in business for himself and, early on, he began preparing himself to fulfill this desire.   More
 
Friday, July 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Dave Abrams


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It takes more than luck to double the size of an established company in less than two years; it takes special skills, dedication and commitment. That?s what Dave Abrams brought with him when he joined Agucultural Products, Inc., in January 2003.    More
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN