Episode 34 | Growth, Workforce

Live from IMTS 2018, Jim and Jason talk with Steve Kline, Director of Market Intelligence at Gardner Media Business, Inc. to answer the question “does manufacturing data matter?” Steve has generated forecasts for his family owned business and for

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Episode 33 | Growth

MakingChips is back with another live podcast from IMTS 2018. On this episode, Jim and Jason discuss what’s on the manufacturing horizon with guests Lonnie Love, Jay Rogers, and Adrian Allen. During times of rapid growth, long-term thinking can

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Episode 32 | Community, Growth

Guests: Aisha Rasul, Corey Koepnick,Tom Fetcho

On Wednesday at IMTS 2018, Jason and Jim hosted a panel including Aisha Rasul of Socistory, Corey Koepnick of Badassmachinists and Tom Fetcho, Vice President of Operations at MariTool to discuss social media management for manufacturers. Should

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Episode 31 | Leadership, Growth, Process

Guests: Rob Sattler

On this episode of MakingChips, Rob Sattler talks about how his family business took manufacturing from the farm to the shop floor. Rob is the Vice President of Sales, Estimating and Engineering at Sattler Inc in Ira, Michigan. He comes from a

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Episode 30 | Growth, Process

Guests: Paul Van Metre, Ryan Carr

On this episode of MakingChips, Jim interviews his son Ryan Carr, Operations Manager at CARR Machine and Tool, Inc. along with Paul Van Metre, Co-Founder of ProShop ERP, about the risk and reward of implementing a new ERP system. During the

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Episode 29 | Growth

Guests: Michelle Edmonson

This week on MakingChips, guest Michelle Edmonson, Senior Director of Exhibitions Operations and Marketing at AMT, explains the value of IMTS for job shops. Job shops are typically smaller manufacturing companies that often handle custom orders for

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Episode 28 | Leadership, Growth

Guests: Peter Claus

This week on MakingChips, Peter Claus talks about the whirlwind of leadership he experiences in his manufacturing job. Peter is the CNC supervisor at HFW Industries in Buffalo, New York where he has worked for over 20 years. He is also one of this

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Episode 27 | Leadership, Workforce, Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos

Can you see a return on investment in company culture in your business? It’s a question that every manufacturing owner or operator should consider. Much of the focus in manufacturing is on production. However, one of the biggest investments you can

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Episode 26 | Leadership, Growth

Guests: Bob Bechtold

 

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Episode 25 | Leadership, Growth, Process

Guests: Julie Poulos

In order to generate measurable growth in your manufacturing company, you need to develop a sales playbook. While marketing can help you get noticed among prospective clients, a sales division converts them into revenue producing clients. In order

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Episode 24 | Leadership, Community, Growth

Guests: Matt Guse

Developing a positive culture within your manufacturing business could be the key to reaching the next level of success with your company. On this week’s episode of MakingChips, you’ll hear from Matt Guse, President of MRS Machining in Augusta,

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Episode 23 | Growth, Technology

Guests: Ryan Wiegel

Buying used equipment might sound like a bad idea. Purchasing brand new brings about a sense of excitement and confidence. However, in the manufacturing world, buying new equipment can be incredibly expensive. This week on MakingChips, find out how

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Episode 22 | Community, Growth, Technology

Guests: Peter Eelman

Whether you are a veteran attendee of IMTS, or you are planning your first experience, this week’s episode of Making Chips is for you. For 90 years, the International Manufacturing Technology Show has been the premiere manufacturing show in North

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Episode 21 | Leadership, Growth, Process

Guests: Phil Sponsler, David Shirkey

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring back Phil and David from Orbitform as we conclude our interview with a detailed discussion on Orbitform's continuous process improvements. We'll talk about the steps that your manufacturing business

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Episode 20 | Growth

Guests: Phil Sponsler, David Shirkey

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring you part two of our interview with David Shirkey and Phil Sponsler of Orbitform. David and Phil walk us through their process of grading potential acquisitions. We'll also hear about their active

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Episode 19 | Growth, Process

Guests: Phil Sponsler, David Shirkey

Hello Metalworking Nation! On today’s episode, we welcome two very special guests from Orbitform to the MakingChips Podcast. We are pleased to welcome Phil Sponsler (President of Orbitform) and David Shirkey (Manager of Strategic Initiatives).

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Episode 18 | Leadership, Growth, Process

Hello Metalworking Nation and Happy Holidays from all of us at MakingChips! We are happy to be back in our DMDII studio where today we will be expanding upon some similar processes from our last episode.

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Episode 17 | Growth

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled to be back in the MakingChips studio! On today's episode we answer a listener's questions about the social media platform, LinkedIn. Jim and Jason both share their individual strategies for using the

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Episode 16 | Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos, Natalie Dubs, Dan Mantilla

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are pleased to bring you another episode in our #MarketingForMakers series with Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology. On today's episode we welcome back Red Caffeine's Julie Poulos along with Dan Mantilla and Natalie

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Episode 15 | Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos, Kacey Keegan

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are excited to bring you another episode in our #MarketingForMakers series with Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology.  Today we welcome back Julie Poulos (Vice President) and Kacey Keegan (Content Writer & Strategist) as

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Episode 14 | Growth

Guests: Kathy Steele

Hello Metalworking Nation! We are happy to bring you another episode of our #MarketingForMakers Series with Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology. Today we welcome back back Julie Poulos as she introduces Red Caffeine's Founder & CEO — Kathy Steele.

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Episode 13 | Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos, Chaz Klein

Hello Metalworking Nation! Today, we are bringing you another episode in our #MarketingForMakers Series with Red Caffeine. We are pleased to welcome back Julie Poulos as she introduces Red Caffeine's Tech Lead /Lead Developer / Front End Designer

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Episode 12 | Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos, Shannon Callarman, Danny Wyse

There are 12 Master Brand Archetypes. Which one are you? Hello Metalworking Nation! We are thrilled to bring you another episode in our MakingChips #MarketingForMakers Series with Red Caffeine. On today’s episode we welcome two special guests from

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Episode 11 | Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos, Kacey Keegan, Jimmy Merritello

How well do you know your customers and their needs? And, how well do you meet those needs? The only way to accurately pinpoint the most important expectations of your clients and how you are performing against them is to hear it directly from them.

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Episode 10 | Growth

Guests: Marketing for Makers

Hello, Metalworking Nation! We are excited to team up with Julie Poulos and Red Caffeine Marketing to bring you an exclusive MakingChips Marketing episode.

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Episode 9 | Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos

Hello Metalworking Nation! On today's episode of MakingChips, we reunite with two time guest and longtime fan of the show, Julie Poulos, Vice President of Red Caffeine Marketing. Julie, better known as Vice Princess, Mistress of Marketing and/or

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Episode 8 | Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos

Welcome to another episode of MakingChips. On this episode, we welcome Julie Poulos of Red Caffeine back to our show. Julie talks with us about the importance of telling your company's story while building relationships. We also discuss takeaways

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This is MakingChips Episode 50!

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Episode 6 | Growth

The Mazak event is almost here. Act now to be a part of this amazing event! Mazak is a company that leads the way in the manufacture of advanced technology solutions including Multi-Tasking, hybrid Multi-Tasking, 5-axis, milling, turning, CNC

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Episode 5 | Growth

Marketing is an important part of any business. It’s got to be because it’s how you let people know who you are and what you do. That’s something that can never change. But the WAY you are marketing has GOT to change. Why? Because the world we live

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Episode 4 | Growth, Technology

That’s how strongly Jim feels about the power of having a presence on LinkedIn. It’s not just for job-seekers, it’s for anyone who wants to engage in dialogue and exchange of information in a business niche. Manufacturing is one of those and you

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Episode 3 | Leadership, Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos, Ray Ziganto

Manufacturing leaders know what they do because they do it every day. But how do you communicate your areas of specialty and expertise in a concise, powerful way so that your prospective clients are able to get it right off? That’s what a corporate

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Episode 2 | Growth

Guests: Julie Poulos

In this episode, we interview Julie Poulos about the brand image of your manufacturing company and why strategy is most important.

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Episode 1 | Growth, Technology

Welcome to Episode 1 of the MakingChips podcast. In this first episode, Jim Carr and I discuss how he has used social media in his business.  We explore how you can plan a social media strategy for your manufacturing business.

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