Setting Up a Professional Virtual Meeting

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With the influx of remote meetings happening due to the Coronavirus quarantine, Karl Koenigsberger, Business Development Manager at IRIS Factory Automation, walks the MakingChips team through how to set up a clean and professional virtual meeting,

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Quickly Implementing Cobots on the Shop Floor

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During this current time of economic confusion, and more employees working remotely, is it finally time to integrate cobots into your shop? Karl Koenigsberger, Business Development Manager at IRIS Factory Automation, discusses how quickly a shop

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Being Effective with Remote Meetings

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In a time of social distancing and remote work, businesses must harness technology that will help them continue to perform. In this episode, MakingChips hosts Jim Carr and Nick Goellner talk with Karl Koenigsberger, Business Development Manager at

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Working From Home, Explained By a Five-Year-Old

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While under the Shelter in Place rule in Illinois, MakingChips host Nick Goellner talks about his experience working from home. His young daughter shares her input on the Coronavirus situation, and how she feels about her Dad working from home every

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Keeping Your Manufacturing Business Positive and Productive

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In this special episode of the MakingChips podcast, hosts Jim and Nick explain how they are maintaining positive and productive atmospheres in their businesses in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Staying Safe From the Coronavirus

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In this special MakingChips episode, hosts Jim Carr and Nick Goellner take an in-depth look at the current Coronavirus pandemic. In this clip they discuss how to stay safe and avoid contracting the virus, as well as other ways the the current

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The Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

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In a special episode of MakingChips, Nick and Jim discuss the current Coronavirus pandemic, including the current effect it is having on the global economy, as well as the lingering economic effects that it will have in the future.

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Getting Tested For the Coronavirus

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In the latest episode of MakingChips, focused on the current Coronavirus pandemic, host Nick Goellner explains the Coronavirus testing process that he underwent after returning from Europe at the start of the outbreak.

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Past Pandemics Versus the Coronavirus

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In the latest episode of MakingChips, the podcast takes an in-depth look at the Coronavirus pandemic. In order to understand the current pandemic, Jim looks into previous major pandemics that the world has faced, and how we were changed because of

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Manufacturing in the 2000s: Jim's Story

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In this episode, Jim discusses manufacturing in the 2000s and onward, as well as the economic changes that affected CARR Machine & Tool.

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Manufacturing in the 1990s: Jim's Story

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In this episode, Jim explains his journey through the 90s with CARR Machine & Tool, and his interactions with his father about the future of their company.

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Manufacturing in the 1980s: Jim's Story

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In this episode, Jim tells the story of CARR Machine & Tool in the 1980s, and what he faced as the next in line in the family business.

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The Family Manufacturing Business

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In this episode, the MakingChips team discusses the value of small, family-run businesses, and how they make manufacturing in the United States successful.

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The Importance of Accountability

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In this episode, the MakingChips team discusses business leadership skills, and how you should have accountability for your actions. With the recent pandemic of the Coronavirus, they discuss how the lack of accountability is a major issue in this

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Why You Should Be Transparent With Your Employees

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If you spot a potential problem, as a leader, do you keep your team informed? In this clip, the MakingChips team discusses why you should be transparent with your team as issues arise.

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The Effect of Coronavirus on Manufacturing

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With a large amount of manufacturers relying on products from China, the increasing buzz around Coronavirus (CoV) raises many questions about the near future of the industry. In the latest episode of MakingChips, the team discusses the recent

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Signs of an Intense Person

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As a busy manufacturing leader, there's a chance that you can be a bit too intense at times. In this segment, the MakingChips team looks at the signs of being too intense, and the pros and cons of intensity as a character trait in a leader.

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How to Grow Your Manufacturing Business in 2020

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With the start of every new year, it's always important to have a focus on the goals for your business. Heading into 2020, the MakingChips team looks at several ways to grow the revenue of your manufacturing business, and how to evaluate the best

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Avoid Being Overwhelmed by Delegating Tasks

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As a leader, there is always something that needs to be done. Knowing the best tasks to delegate, as well as what processes can be automated, is key. The MakingChips team discusses how to decide what tasks can be delegated so that you can focus on

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Are You Too Controlling as a Leader?

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Sometimes, being a leader means giving up a bit of control. Through delegating tasks, and trusting in your team, you can accomplish your goals without coming off as overbearing. In this segment, the MakingChips team discusses these ideas, as well as

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