Auburn University Small Business Development Center
Small Business Development Center: The Small Business Development Center
(SBDC), an Outreach unit of the College of Business at Auburn University, counsels
and trains small business owners and individuals considering starting a business
in business and economic development within the eight counties the SBDC serves.
The SBDC at Auburn University is a member of the Alabama SBDC Network and funded
in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Flashpoint Computer Services
Flashpoint Computer Services: Flashpoint Computer Services is an IT consulting and web design firm serving
small/medium business, education, and non-profit clients. We strive to deliver top-quality
solutions and expert support to solve any of your technology challenges. Whether
troubleshooting or upgrading existing systems, or deploying innovative products
and services to power your business, FPCS can help. Contact us today at (334) 246-1717,
or visit our website at www.flashpointcs.net.
Carbon-Free Energy, LLC
Carbon-Free Energy, LLC: Carbon-Free Energy, LLC (CFE)
performs system analyses of solar-electric (i.e.
Photovoltaic, PV) power systems for both terrestrial and space applications. The
terrestrial systems can be grid-connected or stand-alone (usually requiring an energy
storage system). System analyses can be run for any location on the earth using
solar energy databases that rely on both ground and satellite measurements. System
sizes range from a few kilowatts to multi-megawatts. The PV panels are multi-crystalline
and single crystal silicon-based because of their higher efficiency and longer lifetimes.
Inverters that convert the PV DC power to AC for the grid also cover a range of
sizes, frequency and phasing for each particular application.
Freedman Seating Company
Freedman Seating Company: “It was 120 years ago that Hyman Freedman began making seat cushions for
horse-drawn buggies. He knew his craft well, and was awarded a diploma of honorable mention for the 1892
Columbian Exposition in Chicago for his skill in upholstery. A century later, the tradition continues.
Freedman Seating Company is still a family owned-and-operated business committed to meeting the highest
standards in the industry. Today FSC employs nearly 750 people and is one of the nation's largest specialty
We manufacture seats and seating related products for
many different applications. Our product lines include bus, rail, marine, delivery truck,
specialty and commercial vehicle seating. FSC has become a leading supplier to the U.S. domestic
bus and transportation industry. Manufacturing seats for buses, FSC supplies the major OEMs, over
250 bus distributors, the federal government, and many states and municipalities. The family of FSC bus
seats includes products for small and mid-size coaches, paratransit vans and buses, public transit buses,
and private bus operators.”
Roanoke Electronic Controls (REC)
Roanoke Electronic Controls (REC): Roanoke Electronic Controls (REC), Located in Roanoke, AL, designs and manufactures custom
electronic controls for other manufacturing companies. Our engineering staf are all Auburn University graduates and they have years
of experience designing products for automotive, commercial, industrial, medical, and military applications. Our manufacturing facility utilizes automated
assembly equipment for production of both surface mount and through-hole PC board applications.
The Only REC products specifically designed and manufactured for direct sale to the end-user are sold under the trade name 'Victory Game Clocks'. These products
include play clocks practice timers, and scoreboards -- all sold to high schools, colleges, universities, and professional sports teams. The initial design for this
product line was accomplished by an Auburn University electrical engineering student; it has become a real hit with U.S. coaches.
Shannon, Shannon & Associates, Inc
Shannon, Shannon & Associates, Inc: Shannon, Shannon & Associates, Inc. focus on a niche of individuals that
need a comprehensive program that will equip them to be financially healthy. We provide mentoring services to clients
in need of extensive financial guidance. Our goal is for our clients to become credit worthy and develop positive
behaviors concerning finances.
Focus Engineering, LLC
Focus Engineering, LLC: Focus Engineering provides engineering, prototyping
and manufacturing solutions which includes, CAD services, precision prototype machining,
Tool-Die design and manufacturing, small batch production,3D printing and other
contract manufacturing services. With us, drastic reduction in cost is achieved
by effective process engineering and utilizing lean manufacturing techniques.
Lucky Mfg., LLC: Lucky Mfg., LLC was formed in 2004 in Auburn, AL as a manufacturing
company specializing in the production of its proprietary invention, “The Vault”.
The Vault from Lucky MFG, LLC provides a clear message to would-be thieves... "better
pack a lunch." Utilizing solid-steel tubular construction, a composite steel or
aluminum exterior shell, no exposed hinge points, a removable tongue, removable
axles and a multi-point locking system, it's one tough nut to crack.
The concept of the Vault doesn't just end with it's security features. It is also
a well-designed transport vehicle for your equipment. (the term trailer doesn't
do it justice) quickly insert the tongue, bolt up the axle arms and you're on your
way. Loading and unloading is made simple by a hydraulic system to raise or lower
the Vault into position. Casters are provided to add mobility for garage placement
and feet are included to ground the Vault rendering it immobile. The Vault is two
equipment accessories in one... portable protection. The Vault from Lucky MFG —
a great idea.
Perform, LLC: Perform, LLC is a startup company that is committed to creating the best athletic experience for sports
players of all ages around the world through innovative gadgets and products. We focus on improving the players’ experience
by improving their performance and skill level. Our products give the sports players, like tennis, racquetball and golf,
immediate and personal feedback on their game and provide guidance on how to take it to the next level.
C&A Ludwig, LLC
C&A Ludwig, LLC: C&A Ludwig LLC is a consulting firm dedicated to support start-up and early stage business development - focusing on technology based businesses
from initial concept through sustained revenue growth. Current efforts centered on waste-to-energy conversion technologies.
Bright Investments, LLC
Bright Investments, LLC: Bright Investments, LLC is a fee-only registered investment advisor
founded in 2015 to manage institutional and private client assets in separate accounts. We are 100%
employee-owned. We exist to protect and build our client-partners’ capital, and we personally invest
100% of our public equity investments alongside our clients.
We are value investors looking for promising, profitable mid-to-large capitalization companies.
We apply our decades of training and experience as investment analysts to identify companies
that we expect to generate shareholder value and to acquire them for our client-partners when
value exceeds the current price.
We have two goals:
i) Achieve superior long-term total rates of return through fundamental research and disciplined investing;
ii) Create a performance-based culture that improves the lives of clients, owner-employees and the greater community.
Whole Construction Solutions, LLC
Whole Construction Solutions, LLC: Whole Construction Solutions LLC provides construction- technology and sustainability consulting and services. Specialties include: 3D construction modeling services, blueprint creation, photo realistic still renderings, cinematic quality video renderings and LEED certification.
Whole Construction Solutions LLC core values are honesty, integrity, trust and fairness. These are demonstrated not only in the way we treat our customers but also by giving back to the community through service projects and by supporting other local businesses. Please feel free to contact us about volunteer opportunities or other collaborations with local businesses.