Category Archives: Company Spotlight

Company Spotlight: Cascade Rescue

On the morning of March 22, 2014, a small neighborhood near Oso, Washington, woke to tragedy as a mudslide engulfed nearly 50 homes and structures, leaving more than 40 residents dead and numerous others displaced. Over 600 personnel, including first responders and volunteers, worked on the landslide recovery operations around the clock, burning through equipment […]

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Company Spotlight: New West KnifeWorks

What is the most important human invention? Is it the wheel, revolutionizing transportation and migration? Is it the radio, carrying messages across countries and continents to families and fighter pilots? Arguably, it’s the knife. Ambroise Muller of The Knife Hub points out, “One main fact that most individuals fail to observe was that the invention […]

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Company Spotlight: Nightforce

Nestled on a hill above Orofino, Idaho, overlooking the Clearwater River, is a modest campus that’s home to a state-of-the-art machine shop and an optics lab filled with engineers. The optical components used at this shop aren’t meant to be snapped into eyeglass frames, however. They’re a powerful and vital component of Nightforce rifle scopes. […]

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Company Spotlight: Fin Fun

If Disney has taught us anything, it’s that life is much better under the sea. You may think this is a dream far from reach, but Idaho Falls company Fin Fun begs to differ. “We’re a company that believes in making dreams come true, starting with children who’ve always dreamt of looking and feeling like […]

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Company Spotlight: Ventive

Disruptive (adj.): relating to or noting a new product, service, or idea that radically changes an industry or business strategy, especially by creating a new market and disrupting an existing one. To be a member of the highly sought-after Inc. 500, companies must see their industry through a unique, disruptive lens. Luckily for company number […]

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Company Spotlight: Advanced Ceramic Fibers

Super strength, super speed, super durability and super senses; Superman may be known as the Man of Steel, but what if the steel he’s named after was even stronger? On top of that, what if through the process of making the steel stronger, it became lighter? No, this isn’t foreshadowing to a future DC Comic […]

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Company Spotlight: PEET Dryer

As a soldier in the U.S. Army many decades ago, Gene Peet was fed up with putting on the same pair of sweat-soaked boots day after day. After being denied a second pair, Gene took to tinkering and developed a convection dryer out of beer cans to keep his boots free of moisture for the […]

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Company Spotlight: Intermountain 3D, Inc.

Lynn and Brian Hoffmann have been in the business of unlocking imaginations since 2014. “All of our customers are optimistic” said Lynn. “They’re coming in with something they’ve developed, and we make it possible for them to hold in their hands what they had in their mind.” As the owners of Intermountain 3D, Inc. in […]

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Company Spotlight: The Bridge Cafe

Breakfast burritos, sandwiches, salads and soups. Oh, the delicious soups. “I make all my soups from scratch,” said Tony Bridges, owner of the Bridge Cafe in Boise, Idaho. “Everyone should try my mulligatawny.” After 12 years and two previous locations, Tony and his family-run business recently landed in the tunnels of the Len B. Jordan […]

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