The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Steve Michon | Zero Tolerance LLC

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Steve Michon | Zero Tolerance LLC

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Steve Michon, President at Zero Tolerance LLC

Zero Tolerance, LLC is a growing plastic injection mold machine shop, now located in Clinton Township, Michigan. They have invested in the highest performance machinery and tooling along with a staff that is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the best quality of customer service.

As a kid, he created the first hands-free light switch by designing a system (contraption) to turn the light on in the morning when his alarm went off using a dancing flower, string, tape, and 8 AA batteries. Since then, his love for problem-solving, research, learning, and perfection evolved into a company that firmly believes that if you aim small, you will miss small.

Throughout this show, we will be discussing what Zero Tolerance is all about, their move to a new facility, goals for the future, social media, Automation Alley, 3D printing, 3D metal printing, and so much more!

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Industry Legends, Glenn Starkey of Progressive Components & John Demakis of Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Industry Legends, Glenn Starkey of Progressive Components & John Demakis of Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Teams Up with Progressive Components.

Two industry legends sit down to reflect upon the plastic industry’s past, assess its current state, and look forward to the years ahead for our trade!

Join our guest host, Glenn Starkey, and Alliance founder, John Demakis, to discuss what it takes to make it in this industry, live Q&A from our listeners, the upcoming Alliance Golf Outing supporting iWarriors, and so much more!

Don’t miss what people are calling, “The show of the summer!”

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Matt Guse | M.R.S. Machining Co.

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Matt Guse | M.R.S. Machining Co.

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Matt Guse, President of MRS Machining.

M.R.S. Machining Co., Inc. started in Matt’s father’s garage in 1986, and Matt followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the manufacturing industry over 30 years ago.

Since then, Matt has served on the Chippewa Valley Technical College Machine Tool Advisory board and was also was part of the startup of Cardinal Manufacturing at the Eleva-Strum School.

He is keenly interested in developing new talent and ideas for the manufacturing industry, creating two patents for cutting tools, placing him in The New York Times and on the Fox Business Network with Liz Claman.

We will be discussing how to build a student-run manufacturing program, women in manufacturing, company culture, and most importantly, understanding that God ALWAYS has a plan throughout this episode.

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Paul Britton | Industrial Mold Steel

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Paul Britton | Industrial Mold Steel

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Paul Britton, President of Industrial Mold Steel.

Paul is one of our trusted customers who invested in an Alliance ID1 Fiber Laser Welding System that changed their company! 

He is more than a customer, he is a friend! Hear more from Paul about upward mobility within a company, missing the day-to-day interactions with customers that come with it, relationship building, trust, customer service, and much more throughout this episode!

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Michael Magliano | Cushman & Wakefield

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Michael Magliano | Cushman & Wakefield

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Michael Magliano, an Industrial Corporate Real Estate Professional at Cushman & Wakefield. 

The pandemic has affected us all differently. Working from home, more time with family, pivoting our business strategies, all with the hope that we can find our “new normal.”

Join us as we discuss sales strategies, industrial real estate, TMA, Christians in Manufacturing, and more! 

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Kym Conis | AMBA

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Kym Conis | AMBA

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Kym Conis, the Managing Director at the AMBA. 

The AMBA is a team of dedicated professionals who work to provide resources, industry data, and connection opportunities to its mold manufacturing members, partners, and the industry at large.

Tune in as we discuss the upcoming conference, “Connections Reimagined,” in Grand Rapids, MI from June 22-24. Join us as we network and connect IN PERSON, for the first time in over a year!

We hope to see you there!

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Frank Esposito | Senior Reporter at Plastics News/Crain Communications

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Frank Esposito | Senior Reporter at Plastics News/Crain Communications

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Jenn Barlund, President of Falcon Plastics.

Tony and Jenn have taken the time to discuss hiring, financial security in a crazy time of uncertainty, strategic planning for 2021, and the challenges of staying positive while swimming in negativity.

Tune in to a transparent conversation about all things current in manufacturing today. 

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Jenn Barlund | President at Falcon Plastics

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Jenn Barlund | President at Falcon Plastics

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Jenn Barlund, President of Falcon Plastics.

Tony and Jenn have taken the time to discuss hiring, financial security in a crazy time of uncertainty, strategic planning for 2021, and the challenges of staying positive while swimming in negativity.

Tune in to a transparent conversation about all things current in manufacturing today. 

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Elle Hill | Fine Jewelry Launch & Growth Expert

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Elle Hill | Fine Jewelry Launch & Growth Expert

On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we are joined by our guest, Elle Hill. 

Elle is a Fine Jewelry Launch & Growth Expert located in England. She describes using platforms like LinkedIn and Zoom as “The virtual tradeshows of her life!” There is no doubt that Elle is the perfect combination of passion and persistence, that is ultimately driven by human connections. 

If there is one thing this pandemic has taught us, it is that connectivity is limitless! Tune in to learn more about Elle’s journey, what it takes to be successful in the jewelry market, and what has worked for her throughout the pandemic. 

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Camille & Wally Sackett | Accede Mold & Tool Co. Inc.

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Camille & Wally Sackett | Accede Mold & Tool Co. Inc.

On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we have invited our guests Camille and Wally Sackett of Accede Mold & Tool Co. Inc. Camille is the VP of Sales and Project Management, and her husband Wally is a Design Engineer. They have been in the industry for over 25 years, and today they are here to share their knowledge and experiences with you! 

They have taken the time to talk to us about the importance of teamwork, being essential, building meaningful relationships, what it takes to produce plastics goods from start to finish, and so much more! 

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Haleyanne Freedman | M. Holland Company

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Haleyanne Freedman | M. Holland Company

The plastics industry is constantly evolving and Haleyanne Freedman, the Global Market Manager, and Engineering Consultant at M. Holland Company is growing with it. Her knowledge and experience in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing space, as well as her involvement in multiple organizations, helped her to be named one of Plastics News “Rising Stars of 2020”.

We will be discussing 3D printing technology, how it is being used in the manufacturing space, growing the manufacturing workforce, women in manufacturing, and the importance of getting involved in organizations outside of the office.

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Glenn Starkey | Progressive Components

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Glenn Starkey | Progressive Components

On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast: Chat and Chow Series, we are joined by our guest, Glenn Starkey, the President and Director of  Engineering and Sales at Progressive Components. 

We are here to discuss how to make an impact in your industry and community. Glenn is an activist for the Wauconda Food Pantry, ensuring that no family is left hungry. 

When he is not out saving the world, he works to fill the shoes of his father. As many people know, filling in for a loved one is never easy. Glenn describes it well, “It’s like we are standing on the shoulders of giants.” We admire the foundation that our parents have laid for us, and we are constantly working to improve upon their preexisting foundation to make them proud. 

Tune in to learn more about Progressive Components, talk trade shows, network, and share stories on this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast. 

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Jeffrey Taylor | Crafts Technology

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Jeffrey Taylor | Crafts Technology

On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast: Chat and Chow Series, we are joined by our guest, Jeff Taylor, the President and CEO of Crafts Technology. 

We are discussing what it takes to remain in the game after 127 years of business! Jeff has been with Crafts Technology for over seven years and has been an integral part in establishing and maintaining their Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). 

If learning more about an employee-owned business sparks your interest then this podcast is for you! Jeff has taken the time to break down his knowledge of ESOP, starting from the ground up. He is actively answering questions from our host, Tony Demakis, all the while, providing engaging feedback on why ESPO has proven to work in manufacturing. 

Crafts Technology delivers the most advanced systems & tooling that enhance the utilization & performance of industrial equipment. This is accomplished by fostering synergy between engineering, manufacturing, material science, and a culture of ownership.

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Gretchen Philyaw | USA LOVES MFG | Magenta Technologies LLC

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Gretchen Philyaw | USA LOVES MFG | Magenta Technologies LLC

On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast: Chat and Chow Series, we are joined by our guest Gretchen Philyaw, the Founder of USA LOVES MFG, President of Magenta Technologies, LLC, and a Contributing Writer at Innovation & Tech Today. 

Gretchen has taken the pandemic and turned it into an opportunity to work hard and succeed. She went so far as to start her new business, Magenta Technologies, where she is looking to transform The Next Wave of Manufacturing & Technology Solutions.

Listen in as we discuss Gretchen’s ambition and how it has benefited her career in manufacturing, all while answering real-time Q&A’s with our audience.

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