We are Focus Media Group, or FMG. For the past ten years, we’ve been honoured to bring you the stories of businesses across all sectors, and we can assure you that we’ve had fun doing it! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’d like to tell you our story.
The Story Behind the Stories
Wise Waste Management Processes
From food waste to old coffee pods to 100 billion-plus plastic water bottles annually in the U.S. – not to mention cardboard boxes and bubble wrap – we filled a planet with waste, compost, and recyclables. Then COVID-19 restrictions and online ordering made it even worse.
Good as Gold and Getting Better
Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority
Bordered by Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and California, the State of Nevada is famed for everything from snowy peaks and desert valleys to Las Vegas glitz and being the world’s fourth-largest producer of gold. Now it’s time for North Nevada to add a lot more value. The Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA) was founded a...
Mastering Mining and Building Bridges
In just a few short years, MineConnect has become a formidable force in the Canadian mining industry. Now, in a stunning move, it is bringing its expertise to the highly developed and professional mining economy of northern Nevada, a win-win for the USA and its northern neighbour.
In business, there are visionaries, and there are imitators. In the field of mining safety and communications, Jannatec Technologies remains at the forefront of innovative technology in products, systems, and services that improve both ease of operations and safety.
A Collaborative Approach to Sustainability in Mining
BESTECH and FROSKR
Canadian companies BESTECH and FROSKR provide engineering and consulting services—with special attention paid to sustainability and environmental impact—to North American mining operations. The story of the companies begins with BESTECH, incorporated in 1995 by founder Marc Boudreau.
Moderating Methane: Sustainability Through Emissions Reduction
Increasing pipeline productivity while fulfilling environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) goals, Houston-based WeldFit brings 50 years of experience to safe and efficient hot tapping, plugging, pigging and comprehensive methane reduction.
Rolling Out Safety & Service Across Canada
Joseph Group Canada
As one of North America’s most trusted bulk transportation providers, Joseph Group Canada knows how to provide logistics solutions to suit its clients’ products, pockets, and schedules. From its base in Stoney Creek, Ontario, the company has seen significant growth in the past two years, expanding its physical footprint into London, Ontario and diversifying its services to effectively transport an ever-widening range of freight. Its staff count has also been growing, with around four hundred employees working for the group at present.
America’s Oldest and Largest Hardwood Trade Group Looks to the Future
National Hardwood Lumber Association
The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the United States, has been advocating for its members, fostering the commercial hardwood sector, and educating the public for over a century.
Family-Owned Business, Sawmill Success
Beasley Forest Products
Family-owned Beasley Forest Products, Inc. blends traditional values like hard work and loyalty with a progressive vision centered on sustainability, diversification and automation. The Beasley Forest location is a part of the sawmill business segment for the Beasley Group, a vertically integrated forest products business headquartered in Hazlehurst, Georgia.
From Logs to Cabinets and Beyond – A Family-Owned Success Story
Kendrick Forest Products (KFP)
Kendrick Forest Products (KFP) operates a hardwood sawmill and a breadth of ancillary businesses in Edgewood, Iowa. The rapidly-growing, family-owned company mixes business smarts with a focus on sustainability while offering a range of products and services. This winning formula has put the once-struggling company on an upward trajectory.
A Sawmill Guided by Servant Leadership Principles
Frank Miller Lumber
Frank Miller Lumber has a history stretching back more than a century to a small lumber mill that served farmers in rural Union City, Indiana. Today, the bustling company supplies lumber to a wide variety of wholesale clients and runs a retail operation for the public.
Green Growth Standards
Future-Proofing the Economy
We have become so good at extracting resources from the Earth that we’re now extracting at three times the rate that we did in 1970. Demand is increasing as emerging economies mature. By 2025, global consumption will reach $62 trillion, twice as much as in 2013.
The World is Yours
The Economics of Influence
The Ups & Downs of Crypto