Comfort Care Foods
Aiding Cancer Patients
Comfort Care Foods, a division of KHI Foods, produces a line of entrees for recovering cancer patients. The product line was developed with guidance from the nutrition department at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

The products are composed of soups, oatmeal, cookies, breads, honey and other staples that offer restaurant quality flavor while delivering specific nutritional needs that support recovery for patients during cancer treatments.

“These are nutritionally dense products,” notes Sheri Kanarek, a clinical nutrition manager at St. Elizabeth. “For instance, the vitamin-rich soups have been created with 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per 8-ounce serving. And all of the ingredients used are free of artificial flavors and preservatives.”

Cancer patients often experience a reduced appetite and struggle to take in the nutrition necessary to their recovery. (Malnutrition, not cancer, claims the lives of almost 30 percent of all cancer patients, according to the Cancer Recovery Foundation of America). These foods deliver much-needed protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants in relatively small servings.

You can purchase the entrees at the cafeteria at St. Elizabeth in Edgewood.
 
COMPANY: Comfort Care Foods
LOCATION: Burlington
PRIVATE OR PUBLIC: Private
FOUNDED: 1995
NUMBER OF LOCAL EMPLOYEES: 40
CEO/PRESIDENT: Millard Long
WEB ADDRESS: www.comfort-care-products.com
MANUFACTURES: Food products for cancer patients
 
Ford Motor Company/ Sharonville Plant
Gearing Up for Quality
The Sharonville Transmission Plant manufactures automatic transmissions and transmission components for the Ford Motor Co.

The plant was selected to develop the company’s Gear Manufacturing Center that has resulted in a $400 million investment in the facility over the past three years.

“Ford is in the process of converting all its product lines to more fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmissions,” notes plant manager Tom Thieman.

“Part of that core strategy involves the manufacturing and assembly of gear trains to extremely close tolerances,” he says. “The Sharonville Transmission Plant was selected as the Gear Manufacturing Center due to its highly skilled workforce and their well-established reputation for delivering quality and ability to successfully launch new products.”
 
COMPANY: Ford Motor Co. / Sharonville Transmission Plant
LOCATION: Sharonville
PRIVATE OR PUBLIC: Public (NYSE:F)
FOUNDED: 1958
NUMBER OF LOCAL EMPLOYEES: 1,800
CHAIRMAN/CEO: William Clay Ford Jr. / Alan Mulally
WEB ADDRESS: www.ford.com
MANUFACTURES: Automatic transmissions and components
 
Coolant Control Inc.
A Fluid Operation
In 2008, Coolant Control Inc. created Verde Plus, a “green” line of specialty, industrial lubricants and rust preventatives used in everything from metalworking operations to heavy-duty construction machinery.

“Verde Plus has allowed CCI to gain scale and new customers that are sensitive to reducing their reliance on foreign sources of oil and at the same time protecting the environment,” says Greg Battle of Coolant Control. “We use vegetable oil and have eliminated all petroleum and petroleum by-products.”
 
COMPANY: Coolant Control Inc.
LOCATION: Ivorydale / St. Bernard
PRIVATE OR PUBLIC: Private
FOUNDED: 1975
NUMBER OF LOCAL EMPLOYEES: 110
CEO/PRESIDENT: Jorge Costa
WEB ADDRESS: http://www.coolantcontrol.com/
MANUFACTURES: Machine lubricants and anti-corrosive fluids