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Movers & Shakers: Business New Hampshire Magazine Names Hypertherm Business of the Decade

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Business New Hampshire Magazine Names Hypertherm Business of the Decade

Hypertherm has announced its selection as a Business of the Decade winner by Business New Hampshire Magazine and the New Hampshire Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Hypertherm earned the top spot for the Manufacturing and Technology category joining organizations in eight other categories including Health Care, Financial Services and Insurance, Retail and Wholesale, and Tourism and Hospitality. Hypertherm was invited to apply by virtue of its selection as a Business of the Year during the preceding decade. Nearly 50 judges participated in scoring applications through two rounds of competition to determine the winners. Judges first narrowed the field to three companies in each category weighing each company’s business success, contributions to the community, and industry leadership. A panel comprised of executives from the 2010 Business of the Decade winning companies then undertook the difficult task of selecting one winner in each category. In considering Hypertherm, judges were impressed by the respect Hypertherm has within the fabrication industry and its reputation for technological and manufacturing excellence. In addition, judges cited the breadth and depth of Hypertherm’s work in the community. From its Community Service Time program, charitable giving through the HOPE Foundation, and its Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Friendly Workplace programs to its workforce training and STEM program designed to create interest among school aged children in technology and engineering jobs in the Granite State.

Carroll Shelby Foundation to Donate $150,000 to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association

The Carroll Shelby Foundation will donate a total of $150,000 to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association’s (COTA) Hope Fund over the next three years. The donation will help provide a safety net for families facing the financial and emotional challenges of raising a child who needs a life-saving transplant. COTA provides a lifetime of support to transplant patients. Over the last three decades, COTA has grown from a regional organization assisting transplant families in Indiana to a national network of families and volunteers in all 50 states. COTA helps families with transplant-related expenses and provides fundraising assistance to community volunteers.

RANDYS Worldwide Announces New COO, Director Of Distribution Operations

RANDYS Worldwide Automotive, the parent company of Yukon Gear & Axle, has announced Ted Caldwell as its new chief operation officer (COO) and Tim Spiller as its new director of distribution operations. In his new position with the Everett, Washington-based drivetrain product provider, Caldwell will focus on creating a scalable operational structure, optimizing warehouse growth, system automation and supply-chain management and more, according to published reports. Spiller, who has been coordinating distribution and logistics involving mass-market fulfillment for a decade, comes to RANDYS from Europe-based Funko, where he was responsible for its expansion in the United States.

Quadratec Launches New Digital Media Channel

Quadratec Inc. has announced the launch of its newly redesigned digital media channel “Torque,” which features written and video content that focuses on all facets of Jeep ownership, vehicles, products, trends and lifestyle. The new site offers users a modern design with fresh, engaging information that is searchable by vehicle type or category and includes a navigation bar that highlights topics from a library of information. The site also includes product reviews, how-to advice, Jeep vehicle builds, feature stories, profiles, event coverage and insight into current trends, such as overlanding.

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