ImpactoImpacto Protective Products takes pride in its high level of quality.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

One only has to speak to a few contractors to understand a key value to the entire industry: safety. The same goes for manufacturing companies. Whether a company is building homes or large capital projects, or assembling machine tools, it is important that workers go home safely at night. Impacto Protective Products Inc. understands this well, which is why it has focused on the design, production and distribution of specialized ergonomic products for more than 30 years. 

DriTacDriTac continues to change the flooring industry with its products.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Not many companies can say they brought products to their industry that were ahead of their time, but DriTac Flooring Products LLC can proudly do so. “There are numerous examples through the years where we came to market with high-tech, innovative products that changed the landscape of how hardwood and resilient flooring were installed,” President Yale Block says.

SamjinSamjin LED uses the light spectrum to help improve performance.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

While it may look white to the naked eye, light comes in a spectrum of colors. “If you take a white sheet of paper and put it under a dining room light, the paper will look different than if you took it outside and looked at it,” points out Jung S. Kim, executive vice president of Samjin LED, the U.S. subsidiary of Samjin LND Co., of South Korea. “What you’re seeing is the effect of correlated color temperature of the light.”

TrueGridTrueGrid Pavers save both money and the environment.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Publishing

A decade ago, Barry Stiles traveled to Europe, where he saw a system of permeable pavers. A plastics engineer, Stiles had started a plastics injection molding company in 2000. His factory in the Houston area produced medical devices, rebar, construction materials and other items. “It was successful but my heart and soul weren’t in it,” Stiles says. “In the early part of my career I had developed different product lines, which I liked.”

GuardTopGuardTop leads the way with safer, environmentally friendly products.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Many companies in the sealcoat industry focus on being the lowest-cost provider, but GuardTop has become the leader of its market by following a different path. “We do it by offering the highest quality, not the cheapest price,” CEO Robert Koleas says.

RSC GroupRSC Group made its name with a focus on quality and relationships.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

In a modest amount of time, RSC Group LLC has earned a reputation for its work that is admirable in its industry. “People understand that we produce fast, we work safe and our finished project is always of top quality,” Principal Brett Steinberg says. “We run a very tight ship.”

TouchplanTouchplan helps deliver excellence by enabling teamwork.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Collaboration is key to the success of every construction project. Although it can be difficult to get all participants in alignment, Touchplan can help. “What we realized was excellence is only achievable if the entire team is on board from beginning to end, ” says Vice President of Sales and Marketing Elizabeth Long.

SugarhouseSugarhouse’s Snow Shield™ takes on the strongest snow storms.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

For more than 75 years, SugarHouse Industries has been the trusted name in awnings and boat covers for property owners and businesses throughout the country. As the company built a reputation for best-in-class craftsmanship and began diversifying its portfolio of products, it developed the Snow Shield™ brand of snow tarps more than 30 years ago and the construction industry is just now taking notice. 

Road KingRoad King GPS tracks the location of concrete trucks – and much more.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

When it comes to delivering ready-mix concrete, timing is everything. Ready-mix concrete is a mix of cement, water and aggregates such as sand, gravel, or crushed stone. It is mixed at a batch plant and put in a barrel truck that rotates the mixture while it is being delivered to the construction site. 

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