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By Business Lead on Sunday, November 13, 2016


McKim & Creed is an employee-owned firm with more than 350 staff members in offices throughout the South, including North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Georgia and Texas. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based company, which was founded in 1978, offers civil, environmental, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services, as well as airborne and mobile LiDAR, subsurface utility engineering, and hydrographic and conventional surveying services for the water, energy, transportation, federal government, land development, buildings, healthcare and educational markets.
Bandwidth is a communications technology company that’s transforming the way people communicate and challenging the standards of old telecom. Together with our customers, we’re unlocking remarkable value from IP networks, questioning the status quo, and helping people interact with technology and one another, oftentimes in ways they never dreamed possible.

At SEI, we are committed to maintaining the small company mentality with a special emphasis on safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. We strive to support our customers through personal interaction, mutual respect, rigorous employee training, and maintaining good manufacturing practices. Our goal is to persist as Central North Carolina’s go-to company for professional industrial electrical services.

SEI operates a U.L.-listed panel shop which provides multi-unit and OEM assemblies using any manufacturer’s equipment at competitive prices. We can supply indoor or outdoor enclosures of any material, including painted carbon steel, stainless steel, and fiberglass. We can furnish or use materials supplied by our clients. All of our panels are quality inspected and documented before leaving the shop, and we will ship them anywhere.

Eighty Percent Solutions develops software such as the Freedom application that helps people be more productive by reducing digital distractions. As our computing devices have become smaller, faster, and more pervasive, they have also become more distracting. The numbers are compelling: Americans spend 11 hours per day on digital devices, workers are digitally interrupted every 10.5 minutes, with interruptions costing the U.S. economy an estimated $650 Billion per year. That’s a lot of distraction.
Device makers have largely turned a blind eye to this issue, building distractions into the very devices we need for work. We address this challenge with tools that simply and effectively reduce digital distractions. Our software interrupts the habitual cycle of distraction associated with social media, streaming sites, and games. We’re a bootstrapped venture that has grown from a graduate school “nights and weekends” project to a viable company. We’ve sold our products Freedom and Anti-Social to over 50,000 consumers, and we look forward to continued innovation in this very important area.