The massive supply of natural gas that has resulted from new drilling technologies applied to U.S. shale fields over the past few years has been a boon not only to consumers who use gas for heating their homes, but also to a variety of companies, including chemical, steel and fertilizer manufacturers, for whom energy costs are substantial.
The U.S. has been inundated with so much cheap natural gas, in fact, that trucking companies are increasingly switching over to gas-powered engines for their fleets, while auto manufactures are offering hybrid vehicles that have the ability to burn both compressed natural gas and gasoline.
And now, the next logical step of the natural gas-fueled transformation of the transport industry — gas-powered locomotives — looks to be in its early stages.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: Guyana Goldfields New Com Npv(GUY.TO)
Guyana Goldfields Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, evaluation, and development of gold resource properties in the Guiana Shield of South America. The company owns a 100% interest in the Aurora gold project located in Guyana. It also holds interests in the Aranka properties, including Sulphur Rose, North Ridge, Wynamu, Kopang, and Parika Hills properties covering an area of approximately 307,589 acres located in the Aranka district of Guyana. Guyana Goldfields Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc.(KLIC)
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and expendable tools used to assemble semiconductor devices, including integrated circuits, high and low powered discrete devices, light-emitting diodes, and power modules. It also services, maintains, repairs, and upgrades its equipment. The company operates in two segments, Equipment and Expendable Tools. The Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, heavy wire wedge bonders, stud bumpers, and die bonders. Its Ball bonders are used to connect very fine wires, primarily made of gold or copper, between the bond pads of the semiconductor device or die, and the leads on its package; Heavy wire wedge bonders are used in the power semiconductor and automotive power module markets; and Die bonders are used to attach a die to the substrate or lead frame, which will house the semiconductor device. This segment?s Stud bumpers mechanically apply bumps to die, while still in the wafer format, for some variants of the flip chip assembly process. The Expendable Tools segment manufactures and sells various expendable tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications. Its products include capillaries, bonding wedges, and saw blades. The company?s customers primarily comprise semiconductor device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers, and automotive electronics suppliers in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region. Kulicke and Soffa Industries sells its products through manufacturers? representatives and distributors. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.
Top 5 Small Cap Stocks For 2014: Vendtek Systems Inc(VSI.V)
VendTek Systems Inc. develops, markets, and licenses automated transaction system software and support technologies primarily for the prepaid telecom and financial services industries. The company offers efresh, a software product that provides electronic distribution infrastructure to service providers, retailers, and retail distributors for selling their products and services electronically. It is also involved in the resale and distribution of prepaid telecommunication products, such as prepaid cellular and prepaid long distance products; and manufacture of vending machines. The company serves its customers in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. VendTek Systems Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Port Coquitlam, Canada.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: Mirvac Industrial Trust Unit(MIX.AX)
Mirvac Industrial Trust engages in property investment business in the United States. As of June 30, 2010, it had a portfolio of 64 industrial assets located in or around the Greater Chicago region. The company is based in Sydney, Australia.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: The Hackett Group Inc.(HCKT)
The Hackett Group, Inc. operates as a strategic advisory and technology consulting firm primarily in the United States and western Europe. The company offers executive advisory programs, benchmarking, business transformation, and technology consulting services, as well as shared services, offshoring, and outsourcing advice. Its executive advisory programs consists of advisor inquiry, an inquiry service used by clients for access to fact-based advice on proven approaches and methods to increase the effectiveness of selling, general, and administrative processes (SG&A); best practice research, a research that provides insights into the proven approaches in use at organizations; peer interaction program comprising member-led Webcasts, annual Best Practice Conferences, annual Member Forums, membership performance surveys, and client-submitted content; and best practice intelligence center, an online, searchable repository of practices, performance metrics, conference presentat ions, and associated research. The company?s bench marking services conduct studies in the areas of SG&A, finance, human resources, information technology, procurement, enterprise performance management, shared service centers, and working capital management. These services are used by clients to establish priorities, generate organizational consensus, align compensation to establish performance goals, and develop the required business case for business and technology investments. Its business transformation programs help clients to develop coordinated strategy for achieving performance improvements across the enterprise; and Hackett Technology Solutions help clients choose and deploy the software applications that meet their needs and objectives. The company was formerly known as Answerthink, Inc. and changed its name to The Hackett Group, Inc. in January 2008. The Hackett Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT)
John Bean Technologies Corporation provides technology solutions for the food processing and air transportation industries in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech. The JBT FoodTech segment offers industrial food processing solutions and services used in the food processing industry. Its product offerings include freezer solutions for the freezing and chilling of meat, seafood, poultry, ready-to-eat meals, fruits, vegetables, and bakery products; protein processing solutions that portion, coat, and cook poultry, meat, seafood, vegetable, and bakery products; in-container processing solutions for fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, dairy, and pet food products, as well as ready-to-eat meals in various packages; and fruit processing solutions that extract, concentrate, and aseptically process citrus, tomato, and other fruits. This segment markets its solutions and services to multi-national and regional industrial fo od processing companies. The JBT AeroTech segment provides ground support equipment for cargo loading, aircraft deicing, and aircraft towing; gate equipment for passenger boarding, and on the ground aircraft power and cooling; airport services for the maintenance of airport equipment, systems, and facilities; military equipment for cargo loading, aircraft towing, and on the ground aircraft cooling; and automatic guided vehicles for material handling in the automotive, printing, warehouse, and hospital industries. This segment markets its solutions and services to airport authorities, passenger airlines, airfreight and ground handling companies, and military forces. John Bean Technologies Corporation sells and markets its products and services through direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois. John Bean Technologies Corporation operates independently of FMC Technologies, Inc. as of July 31, 2008.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: Mesoblast Ltd(MSB.AX)
Mesoblast Limited engages in the development and commercialization of biologic products for the field of regenerative medicine. Its lead products target cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, inflammatory conditions of lungs and joints, eye diseases, bone marrow cancers, bone fractures, cartilage degeneration, and musculoskeletal conditions. The company has a strategic alliance with Cephalon Inc. to develop and commercialize its adult stem cell therapeutics for degenerative conditions of the cardiovascular and central nervous systems; and Lonza Group for the production of its off-the-shelf adult stem cell products. Mesoblast Limited was founded in 2004 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: Capitaland Limited (C31.SI)
CapitaLand Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the real estate development, investment in real estate financial products and real estate assets, and management of serviced residences, as well as provision of advisory and management services. Its real estate and hospitality portfolio includes homes, offices, shopping malls, serviced residences, and mixed developments. The company is involved in the development and sale of residential properties; residential, commercial, and integrated property development; ownership and management of commercial and industrial properties; management of real estate funds and real estate investment trusts; and provision of financial advisory services. CapitaLand Limited operates primarily in Singapore, China, Australia, Europe, and other Asian countries. The company is headquartered in Singapore.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: Stein Mart Inc.(SMRT)
Stein Mart, Inc. operates retail stores that offer fashion merchandise for women and men in the United States. The company?s stores provide fashion apparel, accessories, shoes, and home fashions. As of April 19, 2011, it operated a chain of 263 retail stores. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
Top 10 Trucking Companies For 2014: Gippsland Ltd (GIP.AX)
Gippsland Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral resources. The company primarily holds interests in the Abu Dabbab tantalum-tin-feldspar project; and the Nuweibi tantalum, tin, niobium, and feldspar project located in the central eastern desert of Egypt. It also owns interests in 8 gold prospects and 1 copper-nickel prospect covering an area of approximately 144 square kilometers in the Wadi Allaqi region of Egypt; and the Adobha, a copper, gold, and volcanogenic massive sulphide project, which has approximately 2 exploration licenses covering an area of 2,200 square kilometers in the north-western part of Eritrea. Gippsland Limited is based in Claremont, Australia.