Under Fire in a Family Business w/ Stacia Hobson

Episode 120 | Challenges: Leadership

Guests: Stacia Hobson

Hello Metalworking Nation! On this two part episode of MakingChips, we welcome Stacia Hobson, Co-Owner of Image Industries, Inc to our remote studio at the TMA in Schaumburg, IL. Image Industries offers stud welding solutions for compact construction equipment to service the agricultural and construction markets. They are the industry leaders in manufacturing threaded fasteners & hydraulic ports for these businesses.

Stacia runs us through the history of the company and gives us a brief overview of her day to day responsibilities. She also reveals the difficulties that came along with working in the family business, including butting heads with her hot tempered father. We'll also discuss Hurricane Harvey's destructive aftermath on the city of Houston, how it has impacted manufacturing, and what you can do to help. Later on, we'll jump on a phone call with Pat McGibbon, Vice President at AMT as we hear some more details on what's in store for the GFMC Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Episode Outline:
[00:01] – GFMC 2017 – Register Now!
[03:30] – 200,000 Downloads
[04:45] – What’s New with Jason & Jim
[08:20] – Hurricane Harvey
[13:20] – Nonprofit Donations
[16:30] – Xometry
[17:30] – Introducing Stacia Hobson
[18:45] – What Does Image Industries Do?
[22:32] – What Is a Specialized Fastener?
[29:00] – Platinum Status
[32:45] – Stacy’s Day to Day Responsibilities
[34:45] – Joining the Family Business
[37:00] – “Spit-Fired”
[38:00] – Phone-in with Pat McGibbon

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
GFMC 2017 – Register Today!
Technology & Manufacturing Association
Apple Rubber | 6 Manufacturing Podcasts
Samaritan's Purse | Hurricane Harvey Relief
Houston Food Bank
Stacia Hobson | LinkedIn
Image Industries, Inc
Xometry: CNC Machining Services & 3D Printing Services
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