IN THE MIDDLE: Middle Market Executive’s running narrative of the lower middle market as told by one middle-market company at a time.

Pennsylvania Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Worker’s Death

Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Temp Worker’s Death

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California Court Pleases Retailers By Rejecting Defibrillator Mandate

Calif. court rules retailers need not keep defibrillators in stores

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Security Solutions Firm GDSI Acquires Florida Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer

Midmarket Security solutions firm acquires Florida manufacturer of command-and-control vehicles

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Massachusetts Advances Its Wind Energy Development

Massachusetts to host sixth U.S. lease for offshore wind energy

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Nimble Midmarket Firms Could Benefit From Elon Musk’s Open Source Gambit

A patent, contends Elon Musk, only serves to entrench a large corporation to a staked out position around their intellectual property and ultimately only enriches members of the legal profession and not the inventors themselves.

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Midmarket Retailer 99 Cents Only Stores Reports Q1 Results

For its first quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company’s net sales increased $32.7 million, to $477.9 million, compared to $445.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

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GoPro Eyes IPO Worth Nearly $3 billion

GoPro’s offering will be split right down the middle, with the company offering 8.9 million shares and stockholders adding 8.9 million shares of their own.

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Commerce Secretary Says Factory Careers Are Part of America’s Future

A renaissance in American manufacturing is underway and business, government, universities, and investors “must do all we can to maximize and accelerate the trend,”- U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

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An Offer Manship Couldn’t Refuse: How a Midmarket Media Firm Exited the Newspaper Business

Podcast: Play in new window | Download How does a media firm widely known for its newspaper journalism exit the business? Listen to CFO Ralph Bender revisit the difficult decisions that led Manship Media  to sell The Advocate — a much beloved community newspaper owned and published by the Manship family–owned business for the past […]

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Grain Craft Deal Revs M&A Engines of Flour-Making Faithful

In a year of tepid deal-making, the flour milling industry is providing the grist for one of the more notable 2014 middle-market transactions, as Milner Milling Inc. and Pendleton Flour Mills finalized their acquisition of Cereal Food Processors earlier this month and created Grain Craft, a new company with headquarters in Chattanooga, Tenn. Characterizing the deal […]

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