This week’s episode of MakingChips was all about the guys sharing their personal stories and insight on family business succession planning, but succession is not limited to family businesses. The truth is, every manufacturing business leader needs
Something we’re all proud of here at MakingChips is that each of us comes from a multi-generational, family-owned manufacturing business background. And just as those who have come before us took the time to teach and guide us in this business, at
Never underestimate the power of finding a few good mentors.
Manufacturing is a cyclical industry. When things are booming, it's hard to keep up. So we work more. Then, when things are slow, it's hard to survive. So we work more. The sales may fluctuate, the market may boom or tank, but the amount of effort
No industry is free from factors of high stress, including the metalworking industry. According to a recent Forbes magazine article, workplace stress has risen nearly 20% in three decades, and most significantly over the past five years. In an
LinkedIn began in 2002—before the dawn of Facebook—and in my opinion has been misunderstood and mischaracterized ever since. Thus, many manufacturers have not taken full advantage of this powerful platform to promote their products, find new
In this week’s MakingChips news segment, Nick shared an article from LinkedIn Business titled, These Industries Will Face the Biggest Talent Shortages by 2030, where manufacturing was third on the list.
Your website is still your biggest lead generation asset, but don’t overlook implementing social media strategy to reach the metalworking nation.
President Trump announced, “We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs.” Half a million manufacturing jobs in just two years - true or false? We take a closer look in this week’s news segment.
In this week’s MakingChips podcast episode we discussed the Bloomberg news article, “Inside Wisconsin’s Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal with Foxconn”, by Austin Carr (no relation to our very own Jim Carr).
Industrial manufacturers can use video storytelling successfully to reel-in and guide customers and potential prospects through the buyer’s journey.