March 2019

MacLean-Fogg manages multiple transitions

Although many people have encountered MacLean-Fogg Co.’s products, they probably haven’t noticed them, unless they’ve looked at the hardware that sits atop telephone poles or the parts inside car exhaust systems and transmissions, such as gear blanks and wheel nuts.

The company, built by the MacLean family over the past 94...Read more

Ironing out the planning details

Murray Berstein, founder of Nixon Medical in New Castle, Del., was determined to take the right steps to ensure the future of his medical apparel and linen business when he and his sons hired a consultant in 2002. The consultant began outlining the most effective methods to pass the enterprise...Read more

Vermeer comes back strong from tornado damage

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, the family leaders of Vermeer Corporation shifted gears from marking the 70th anniversary of the business to managing a crisis after a tornado struck the company’s Pella, Iowa, headquarters.

Vermeer makes construction, earth-moving and agricultural equipment, known in the industry as “yellow iron.” More than...Read more

Three smart tactics to protect and maximize your assets right now

The market pull back in late 2018 reminded investors that things don’t always go up. Still, the long-term view for investors and families remains strong and a renewed focus on fundamentals is welcome. 

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