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Our old intro was about establishing credibility in the industry—but not everyone took “Getting dirty on the factory floor” the same way. But why is demonstrating credibility and authority important? How can you demonstrate your expertise? Learn why getting dirty on the factory floor is important in this episode of Making Chips!

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Part of being a machine shop owner—and a business owner in general—is that every day there’s a new challenge to navigate. A machine might break down. Perhaps someone who has been a team member for decades quits. Your factory could burn to the ground. Or your Dad—the owner and manager of the shop—gets sick with cancer. That’s how Nick Sainati was thrust into becoming the GM of Belden Universal....

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In this episode of Making Chips, Jim and I chat with Paul Van Metre—the Co-Founder of ProShop ERP—about the process of selling his machine shop. We dissect the process, including how to understand the valuation of your company and how to make your shop more attractive to potential buyers. If you’re considering selling in the next few years, this episode is full of actionable tactics and...

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In this week’s episode of MakingChips, hosts Jim Carr and Nick Goellner talk with Nick St.Cyr, a Product Manager at Methods Machine Tools, about his history in the manufacturing industry, the role of a product manager, and the importance of establishing a vision of the future for your company.

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MakingChips hosts Jim Carr and Jason Zenger sit down with Akshat Thirani, the CEO and Co-founder of Amper Technologies, Inc., and Charles Morley, the President of Schleifring Medical Systems, to talk about how Charles implemented Amper technology in his shop, and the benefits it has had on his business.

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In this episode of MakingChips, Jason, Jim and Nick discuss the R&D Tax Credit.  This could be a huge saving for your manufacturing company, but please don’t take this episode as legal, accounting or any similar advice; you should contact a professional after you have listened to this episode.

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In this week’s episode of MakingChips, hosts Jim Carr & Nick Goellner invite Jessica Peterson, MakingChips Agency Director, to join the show with Justin Sherman from Equity Machine Works.  Justin and Jessica discuss how the MakingChips team improved their marketing and communications and they introduce the new EMW website.   They are also joined by past guest Andrew Crowe from Ranken Technical...

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