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American Jetway Corp.

Since 1991, the center has helped
the state's small and medium-sized
businesses compete and grow
through personalized services that
help develop more effective business
leaders, promote company-wide
operational excellence, and drive
product and process innovation.
The company believes it will grow
because its products' reach is expanding to other sectors, Jones says.
"[While] we were pretty much in the
industrial/automotive aftermarket, a
lot of the products are going towards
the retail arena," he says. "[We're
also] getting into the janitorial and
supply arenas."

Midwest

as its products' reach
expands to new sectors,
american jetway is confident of its growth.

Greener and Greener
A constant challenge for American
Jetway is adjusting to environmental
regulations, Jones says.
"The mood is to try to become
greener and greener," he says.
"What's happened is we've had to
continually modify our products to
meet the growing regulatory
demands worldwide."
All nations, he notes, have adopted
global harmonization systems. Being
consistent with all regulations has
been difficult because for "every
country you went into, you had to do
something different," Jones says.
The state of California also has
been a challenging market for
American Jetway, as it has recently
required reductions in the amount of
volatile organic compounds. After
another recent change, "We'll have to
adjust again," Jones admits.

The Right Balance
Despite the challenges of American
Jetway's work, it has given Jones
moments of personal satisfaction,
including a recent visit by Michigan
Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood.
"He did stop in and took the better
part of two hours with us," Jones
says, noting that he was gratified by
the experience.

He is also pleased with the working
environment at American Jetway.
"It's a great working relationship [we
have] here," he says.
Clos adds that he is pleased by its
rate of growth. Although it is growing at a fast rate, it is doing so without sacrificing quality or customer
satisfaction. "If you do too much too
fast, you're bound to leave somebody behind," he says. "We've found
a nice balance."
Looking ahead, American Jetway
plans for continued growth as it reaches out to more markets. However,
"We're well represented in the bigger
markets," Jones says, noting that the
company's reach already takes it as far
as China, Australia, Europe, Canada,
South America and Indonesia. mt

So Many Choices
American Jetway uses a collaborative process to help
clients start their own chemical lines. When they come
to the company, "[Clients can] choose from our full line
of environmentally friendly aerosol products that come
in all sizes, shapes and designs," it says.
The customers also can stand out from other businesses by choosing pre-decorated or labeled cans. "As a
private blender, [they] can bring us any chemical [they]
like and we'll put it in a pressurized aerosol container for
easy distribution," American Jetway says.
The company can deliver its clients' canned aerosol
products in four to six weeks. "Our company can also
provide [them] with aerosol or barrier packaging,
which includes bag on-valve dispensing and piston can
filling," it says.
The company also provides customers with an array
of options in its liquid filling services. "With this service,
[customers] have the option of putting [their] product
in a trigger sprayer or whatever type of container [they]
like," American Jetway says.

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