Episode 236 | Workforce

A year without IMTS, FabTech, etc. have you wondering what comes next for industry trade shows? In this episode, Jim, Jason, and Nick talk all about the year without trade shows. They cover everything from attendees to exhibitors and ways you can

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Episode 228 | Workforce

Guest Steve Schubert, Chief Operating Officer at Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., talks with co-hosts Jim Carr, Nick Goellner, and Jason Zenger about his rise from high school apprentice to a manufacturing industry leader and provides advice and

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Episode 227 | Workforce

When it comes to your cutting tools, how do you know when it's time to resharpen or recycle? This week on the MakingChips podcast, hosts Jim Carr, Jason Zenger, and Nick Goellner discuss when and why you should consider resharpening your cutting

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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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