Episode 225 | Workforce

MakingChips guest Jim Griffin, an employment attorney for HR Source, answers timely questions about individual state and federal marijuana laws, and provides manufacturing leaders with three action steps to help address management and human

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Episode 224 | Workforce

Chad Moutray, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), talks with MC hosts Jim Carr, Nick Goellner, and Jason Zenger to provide insight into the current economic conditions for manufacturers during COVID-19 and offer an

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Episode 223 | Workforce

In a timely interview, Jim Carr, Nick Goellner, and Jason Zenger sit down with Cook County IL Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle, who oversees one of the nation’s largest public health and hospital systems as well as one of the

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Episode 222 | Leadership Workforce

Are there any positives in this pandemic? With social distancing, working from home, schools and businesses closing, and travel being restricted, the physical and psychological impact of COVID-19 is hitting us all.

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Episode 221 | Leadership Workforce

In this week's MakingChips podcast, hosts Jim Carr, and Nick Goellner discuss the impact of today’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and consider its effect on the manufacturing industry, future investors, travel and much more.

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Episode 219 | Leadership Workforce

As business leaders, the way we respond to unforeseen issues and crises can put a spotlight on both strengths and vulnerabilities within our corporate practices, culture, and personal character. 

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Episode 216 | Workforce

What exactly is the multiplier effect? How does manufacturing positively impact the economy and our communities? What makes manufacturing and other “creation industries” different from service industries? 

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Episode 210 | Leadership, Community, Workforce

Is it possible to recession-proof a business? With all the chatter in the economic world about the potential of  a recession, how do you mitigate your losses? Are their things that you can do up-front that would help you  survive a recession? Jim

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Episode 205 | Community Workforce

Making the decision to employ veterans may seem like a shot in the dark, but it could actually be the best hiring decision you will ever make as a manufacturing leader. Military veterans not only have the tangible leadership skills you need to grow

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Episode 204 | Growth Process Workforce

Training to achieve top credentials has long been a goal of many in the Metalworking Nation, but what about training for performance? Montez King, Executive Director of NIMS, unpacks the power of training machinists to perform at their ultimate

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Episode 202 | Growth Workforce

Choosing a new career path or education route can be intimidating, but a manufacturing career may just provide the perfect solution! Sarah Wierman shares her inspiring story and helpful insights into joining the manufacturing industry and how being

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Episode 200 | Community, Growth, Workforce

How can the Metal Working Nation close the manufacturing skills gap? As the manufacturing industry continues to grow with the demand for fast and excellent production, it is imperative that the proper skills be found, fostered, and taught. Even with

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