Business Showcase

Staying out of the redSenior director of capital planning Rick Gowrie tells Jenn Monroe how Rouge Valley Health System builds a healthier future for its community. Renovation projects are rarely convenient, but the Rouge Valley Health SystemÔÇÖs capital projects and facilities staff has found a good way to stay focused. ÔÇ£IÔÇÖm a planner by background and education,ÔÇØ says Rick Gowrie,┬áÔÇ£and the focus of our group is the end resultÔÇöthe improvement to patient care and service delivery. That keeps us focused and allows us to deal with the frustrations that are inherent with construction programs.ÔÇØ 

All that glittersClaude Lemasson tells Gary Toushek how people-centric policies have helped Goldcorp go from junior miner to the worldÔÇÖs second-largest gold company. These days Claude Lemasson spends a lot of time traveling between his Toronto office and the James Bay area of northern Qu├®bec, looking after his current priority, the ├ël├®onore project, a major new gold discovery situated within a relatively unexplored area of James Bay, in Cree Nation of Wemindji territory.

Climbing the rankingsG&D Integrated began as a trucking company, but it has found most of its growth from offering supply chain and manufacturing logistics support to its customers, Keith Regan reports.┬á Although it has a long history that stretches to its roots as a freight hauler in the horse-and-wagon days of the 1880s, Morton, IllinoisÔÇôbased G&D Integrated has rapidly become a top-tier provider of inbound supply chain logistics.

Ship shapeAbdon Callais Offshore, LLC may have charted a course through deep waters, but its commitment to strong family values keeps it on an even keel. Kate Sawyer reports. More than a half century has passed since old Abdon Callais had the inspired idea to convert his barebones shrimp trawler into an offshore service vessel. Since that moment, family-owned and -operated Abdon Callais Offshore has employed the best talent and equipment in the service of far-flung oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

One child at a timePresident Jim Dredge shares with Jenn Monroe Aspen Education GroupÔÇÖs formula for helping troubled kids. With a combination of therapy and education, Aspen Education GroupÔÇÖs programs have been changing the world one child at a time for more than 20 years. 

On the right trackCapital MetroRail project director John Almond tells Jenn Monroe how the City of Austin is getting rail-ready. Before the end of this year, those traveling to and from the city of Austin, Texas, will have an alternative to sitting in traffic. As the central piece of the Capital Metro Transportation AuthorityÔÇÖs All Systems Go plan, its new Capital MetroRail is on track for service to begin in the fall of 2008.

Care with characterColchester East Hants Health Authority CEO Peter MacKinnon shares his healthy philosophy with Jenn Monroe. When designing plans for meeting the future healthcare needs of its community, the Colchester East Hants Health Authority (CEHHA) had among its considerations not only its demographics but also its geology and its geography. 

From the ground upThe Dermot Company seeks to distinguish itself in the crowded New York City real estate development space with its integrated approach, reports Glenn Richardson. The New York City real estate development market is every bit as crowded as the island of Manhattan itself. To set itself apart from others in its industry, The Dermot Company Inc. has focused on diversification, building a rounded business that includes developing, investing in and managing multi-family housing units in New York and, more recently, across the country.  

Technology and outreachAs Keith Regan learns from the deputy director of the Fulton County (Georgia) Department of Public Works, the Johns Creek Environmental Campus will serve a growing community, protect the environment and blend into the surrounding neighborhood. When it comes to stirring up not-in-my-backyard sentiment, few things bring on neighborhood outcry quite the way wastewater treatment facilities can.