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Whitley County-based Be Adaptive will be featured in upcoming reality TV series on country's most unique entrepreneurs

(Talk of the Town photo provided) Whitley County-based Be Adaptive Equipment will be featured in an upcoming reality series profiling entrepreneurs. The company's owner, Brian Kyler, is show at right above, surrounded by his employees.

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Whitley County based business Be Adaptive Equipment LLC announced today that the company will be featured in a web-based reality series profiling some of the country’s most unique entrepreneurs. 
“Be Adaptive Equipment has manufactured adaptive equipment for the past 11 years and most people still don’t know we’re here because we’re such a unique business,” said Be Adaptive owner Brian Kyler, “We’re very excited and honored for being featured in the “Good Company” series. We hope to highlight small-town America and our pride in our business and community.”
Be Adaptive designs and manufactures activity trays and shooting rests for rifles, shotguns, pistols, crossbows and compound bows that can be used by disabled outdoorsmen as well as controls for shooting the weapons and lifts for all-terrain vehicles.  The company recently expanded its selection to include nine custom products and is currently developing a number of new products. The company sells products online and through a number of assisted living and veterans facilities.
The “Good Company” series developed by Dallas, TX based MultiView Inc. will focus on unique and thriving businesses. The company describes the project as “a two month road trip across the landscape of American business.” Be Adaptive is among 11 companies to be profiled that were selected from 42,000 entries.
The “Good Company” production team will arrive in Columbia City on Friday, September 20th for two-days of filming. Through live Internet feeds and social media, audiences will get an in-depth look at unique footage of Be Adaptive, as well as behind-the-scenes coverage of the production crew and their experiences on the road.
Be Adaptive is a client of the EDC’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative. In 2011, the company was recognized as “Innovator of the Year” in the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 2011 Innovation Awards. Be Adaptive was selected by a panel of successful regional entrepreneurs and executives to receive this recognition from among winners in seven award categories. 
“This is well-deserved recognition for the work the entire team at Be Adaptive is performing, said EDC President Alan Tio, “On behalf of the EDC, I also appreciate that company owners Brian and Renee Kyler are taking this opportunity to put a spotlight on our Whitley County community.”
The company was formed in 2001 when Kyler met local outdoorsman Eric Dirig, who had become disabled after a dirt bike accident and was searching for a means to return to hunting.  Dirig and Kyler collaborated to develop a wheelchair mount for a rifle that did not require Dirig to cut or modify his gun and allow Dirig to test or borrow other weapons.  A hobby project quickly turned into a business and sales have grown consistently since that time.
More information about the “Good Company” project is available at: www.goodcoshow.com. The first season of the series featuring Be Adaptive will premiere on the website and on multiple channels on the web mid-fall 2013.


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