From electric guitars to NASA’s Mars helicopter, Goodwinds Composites is seeing a growing list of applications for its products.

By Kat Zeman, Knighthouse Media

Amelia Cook admits that talking about carbon and fiberglass rods or tubes may not sound sexy to the average person. But when she explains where her company’s products end up, people perk up.

Not every company can claim that its products are heading to Mars – or that they were used to construct props for pop star Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show.

“Carbon and fiberglass rods and tubes are integral components of everything from electric guitars and balloon arches to drones and farming equipment,” says Cook, who co-founded Goodwinds Composites with her brother Leland Holeman in 2008.


MoistTech sensors offer instant measurement of moisture content without touching the product or bulk material.

By Mark Lawton, Knigthouse Media

Imagine you manufacture potato chips and its vitally important to know how much moisture and oil is in the chips. Where would you go?

Adrian Fordham, president of MoistTech in Sarasota, Fla., has got you covered.

MoistTech uses near infrared (NIR) technology, a type of light source, to check the moisture of various products.

“We detect moisture using near infrared technology,” Fordham explains. “The moisture elements [water] gets excited and moves. We measure that excitement or energy.”


Direct Motion is revolutionizing manufacturing with its 4C technology that seamlessly integrates 3D CAD/CAM/CNC/CMM in one easy-to-learn package.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

Over the past 20 years, China has grown from nearly zero to the world’s largest manufacturer. How and why? “A key reason may be that China does not use many job shops,” CEO and Founder Jim Trounson says. “Chinese manufacturers do most manufacturing in-house.”

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ASC Software anticipates its customers’ future supply chain challenges and develops industry leading software solutions to address those.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

ASC Software President and CEO Pete Gilstrap compares managing a manufacturing supply chain to driving a car. What information do you need right now to make the important decisions? If you see the gas gauge is low, for example, you need to replenish your supply. “We solve problems,” he says. “We do that with software, but we have to be pragmatic in our methods, ensuring that we solve something and we’re not creating a different problem. We have to take customers through a paradigm and never assume that we know anything.”


Clients with mission-critical systems trust Entrust Datacard to secure operations and provide end-to-end supply chain integrity.

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

Successful companies collaborate with their clients to deliver solutions that truly improve business and the customer experience. This is key to remaining competitive in any market, but Entrust Datacard takes this focus to another level. Committed to quality in every aspect of its operation, Entrust Datacard uses its strengths and capabilities to ensure its products and services meet the most demanding standards of the aerospace and defense industry, as well as many other markets around the world.

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