Every once in a while you get the opportunity to work collaboratively with a company in a way that stimulates both concerns to grow. Call it synergy or what you like. One of those companies for me is Walther EMC where Chris Walther and Phil Fensel have built a company on sound engineering and a straight forward business plan; to build wheel-ends and associated components for heavy vehicles. Their cornerstone product, Austempered Ductile Iron Dura-Light® Hubs replace premium aluminum hubs at equal weight. (Huh? Iron hubs can replace aluminum at equal weight?). But, SURPRISE, this little company, tucked on a hillside in Franklin, Ohio USA is not what it would appear. Inside robots load and unload components in automated machining cells. Satellite stations have various new products under development. If you think what they make now is cool. You ain’t seen nothin yet. www.waltheremc.com .