Planes, Trains and Automobiles… it was the title of a classic comedy film in the 1980s. To say we’ve come a long way since then is a drastic understatement. Today, the transportation sector – the moving of people and goods – is nothing to make light of. In all its facets – whether city streets, highways, ports, runways, railways, pathways – transportation is not only a multi-billion dollar industry, it’s the lifeblood of economic and community development throughout North America.
Thanks to the impact of COVID-19, the entire supply chain from raw materials to finished products is struggling with shortages and growing demand. Building materials, vaccines, all things recreational – no sector has been left untouched. Maintaining and upgrading our transportation infrastructure has never been so critical and, now, with manufacturing and procurement processes ramped up, enhanced focus is on the fastest, safest, most efficient delivery possible. Innovation in Technology is fueling that charge – as you’ll discover in this latest issue of Business View North America, where we highlight the priceless value of tech advancements from a variety of perspectives.
In the Construction realm, we hear insights from The Flooring Contractors Association, Construction Management Association of America, and Construction Owners Association of America, while Lake I Flato Architects speak to sustainable and beautiful design, and Gudenkauf reports on telecommunications, utility, and systems integration solutions.
HHP, Sears Trostel Lumber Co., and Epcon Industrial Systems are employing innovative concepts for efficiency in their Manufacturing operations, and SFI and First Resource Management Group nurture and protect our woodlands to ensure Sustainability in the wood products industry. In the Energy sector, Tech is also a major component for growth and safety – as evidenced by MATCOR, and the Pipe Line Contractors Association.
When it comes to General Aviation, challenges of the last many months have been faced with determination at incredibly robust airports across the U.S. In this edition, we are proud to spotlight: Sedona; Laramie Regional; El Paso International; Meacham International; Four Corners Regional; Rick Husband Amarillo International; Gainesville Municipal; and Killeen-Fort Hood Regional. Along with Jviation, a savvy Woolpert Company that’s raising the bar on FBO innovation.
All at your fingertips, my friends. Scroll at will and enjoy the read!
Editor in Chief
Lorie Lee Steiner