When Bobby Mason and a handful of veterans of the automation and integration solutions industry formed SPOC Automation, Inc. in 2001, the price of oil was near an all-time low, below $20 a barrel. While many people were getting out of the market, Mason and his team recognized the timing was perfect for the groundbreaking product they had developed to improve oilfield production. Today, SPOC Automation is one of the premier players in an industry that’s experiencing a major boom, and North America’s largest independent artificial lift controls and automation manufacturer. …Read More
Last July, in a 10-day blowout, Pearl River Resort celebrated its 20th anniversary. Naturally, it was the perfect time to make a big announcement: extreme property makeover!
Th at means this already stellar destination is getting better yet. Pearl River Resort is an excitement center – a complex that includes casino gaming, live entertainment, golf, dining, a water park and lodging. In a clear win for fun-seekers, the business is reinvesting in itself to strengthen its competitiveness, attractiveness and ability to provide a wonderful experience for customers. …Read More
Wireless networks, cloud services, data centers, fiber optics: These modern marvels are transforming the way businesses operate and stay secure. Yet in an era of wondrous technological advances that bring the entire world within easy reach, many businesses wonder why their high-tech service providers seem to disappear after the sale.
Kevin Hankins, COO of C Spire,
a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, hears this lament time and again: “I’ve spoken with C-level executives who say they dread calling their provider to relay a need. There’s no personal relationship or urgency of response. At the core, what’s missing is a sense of partnership and trust.” …Read More
Amid international news stories chronicling the effectiveness of missile defense in saving lives, Huntsville Alabama-based nLogic had a lot to celebrate in August 2014. The 5-year-old provider of high-technology services to aerospace and defense customers had just moved into its new headquarters in Cummings Research Park and learned that it was once again listed among the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies.
Maintaining the pace of growth to be on the Inc. 5000 list for five consecutive years would be difficult enough for any company, but is especially so considering the marketplace in …Read More
Excelling in Every Aspect of Insurance Law
If nothing went wrong, no one would need insurance. Check out any day’s headlines, though. The world is filled with peril.
Risk can become reality in an industrial accident, a construction disaster, a monster storm, the loss of a vessel’s cargo in transit. Perhaps more damaging is first learning after the catastrophe the insurance policy lacked the necessary coverage. Where commerce meets the fortuity of loss, excellent professional coverage counsel is a must. …Read More
Where the State’s Most Powerful
Players Turn First
Few defense attorneys in South Carolina have earned a reputation quite like Bart Daniel’s. And his is hard earned, to be sure. He began building it in 1980 as Assistant State Attorney General by investigating and prosecuting white-collar crimes; less than a decade later, President George H. W. Bush appointed Daniel U.S. Attorney for South Carolina. Landmark cases such as Operation Lost Trust—the largest and most successful legislative public corruption case in U.S. history—have long been a staple of Daniel’s career. …Read More
Fueling and Capitalizing on an
Energy Infrastructure Surge
For key sectors of the U.S. economy, the news keeps getting better.
Manufacturing, for example, is enjoying a dramatic comeback. In April 2014, the Boston Consulting Group ranked the U.S. #2 among the world’s most competitive manufacturing hubs, calling it “a rising star of global manufacturing” due to low-cost natural gas and rising productivity. …Read More
True to Your Money
Headquartered in Oklahoma City and one of the nation’s largest privately held banks, MidFirst Bank can trace its Oklahoma roots back to 1954. MidFirst is not only a local leader in business banking and commercial real estate lending, but it additionally offers strategic customized financial solutions for trust services and wealth and investment management through MidFirst Private Bank.
With personalized concierge service, MidFirst …Read More
Program Excellence, Diversity
Make Business School a Leader
This is the Naveen Jindal School of Management: a world-class post-graduate institution for full-time students and full-time professionals who want to gain business tools and use them well. The faculty – diverse, like the student body – is more than 200 members strong, and its research orientation means new concepts inform instructors’ teaching, becoming integral elements of the classroom discussion. Monica S. Powell, Ph.D., associate dean of graduate programs, sums it up this way: “We truly are the representation of a global management school in the U.S.” …Read More
Business Experience and
High Standards Get Results
Equally at home in the courtroom or the boardroom, McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile, LLP is a group of attorneys and counselors who understand the spirit of the entrepreneur and the complexities of business within the largest Fortune 500 companies to the smallest start-ups.
Rooted in Oklahoma with more than 175 years of combined experience among its 10 attorneys, the Firm has successfully litigated hundreds of cases, closed countless business deals, and has a long list of satisfied clients. Since the Firm’s inception, it has been recognized among the top law firms in the country by Best Lawyers in America. …Read More