The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Chandler Slavin-Bond | Dordan Manufacturing, Inc.

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Chandler Slavin-Bond | Dordan Manufacturing, Inc.

Dordan conducted bio-based/compostable/etc. plastic R&D and LCA packaging modeling to provide its customers with tools for investigating sustainable packaging solutions. As the CMO, she is responsible for producing relevant content that reinforces Dordan’s brand as a thought leader; generating inbound leads for her sales team.

With the completion of Dordan’s ISO Class 8 cleanroom, Chandler became the project lead for the development and production of highly engineered and high-quality thermoformed medical packaging.

Tune in for talk about sustainability, marketing, and Bad Dad Jokes!

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Dana McCallum & Paul DiLaura | Mantle Inc.

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Dana McCallum & Paul DiLaura | Mantle Inc.

On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, Dana, the VP of Sales, and Paul, the Chief Commercial Officer, will be discussing Mantel’s latest contribution to 3D printing; a 3D Metal Printing System.

Mantle is changing the way we think about 3D metal printing!

Tune in to see what Mantle is building and how this new technology is changing the game forever!

(We apologize for the minor technical difficulties) 

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Phillip Van Hooser | Keynote Speaker, Leadership & Communication Skills Expert, Author

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Phillip Van Hooser | Keynote Speaker, Leadership & Communication Skills Expert, Author

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Phillip Van Hooser, CSP CPAE.

As a trusted advisor to major U.S. companies and organizations and an award-winning keynote speaker, Phil has one driving mission: Ensure leaders are equipped and ready for the opportunities and challenges that undoubtedly await them.

For 30+ years, Phil has been showing business owners, entrepreneurs, and company leaders how to plan, communicate and execute their responsibilities while engaging and empowering the people they lead.

Tune in to learn how to earn the right to be heard by decision-makers, how to positively empower employees, how to embrace change and lead through it, the importance of communication within an organization, and why you should get to know your employees by name throughout this episode. 

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Laurie Harbour | President & CEO of Harbour Results, Inc.

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Laurie Harbour | President & CEO of Harbour Results, Inc.

As President and CEO of Harbour Results Inc., Laurie Harbour leads a team of analysts and manufacturing consultants to help small- to medium-sized manufacturers develop short- and long-term strategies, improve their operations, reduce risks and optimize business.

Spending most of her life around the manufacturing industry, she utilized her experience and knowledge to found HRI in 2005. Since that time, Laurie has been responsible for developing both the consulting services and targeted tools to profitably grow the organization into a leading manufacturing consulting firm.

Tune in to hear from Laurie about mold building, manufacturing, process improvement, the economic impact of COVID-19 on our industry, and forecasts of the future.

Contact HRI and mention The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to receive 3 free months of market intel!

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Richard Evans | Owner of Reaction Plastic Solutions LLC

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Richard Evans | Owner of Reaction Plastic Solutions LLC

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast presents Richard Evans of Reaction Plastics Solutions LLC.

Richard was introduced to the trade by a guidance counselor at his high school. It was through his first apprenticeship that he developed the skills necessary to climb up the ladder.

He started his own business, Reaction Plastics Solutions, in August of 2020 and is now offering engineering and design services to molders and mold builders all over the US. He works with the packaging, medical, automotive, connector, industrial, and firearms industries.

Richard has recently signed up to become a member of the¬†SPE Mold Technologies Division¬†after listening to¬†Brenda Clark¬†and¬†Tony Demakis¬†discuss the organization on the podcast. He is one of our most valued and loyal listeners, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from his experiences on this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast!

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The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Mark Denzler | President & CEO of IMA: Pt. 2

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast Presents: Mark Denzler | President & CEO of IMA: Pt. 2

The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast welcomes back Mark Denzler, President & CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.¬†

Throughout this show, we will be discussing what has changed over the course of the past year since Mark was last on, the Illinois manufacturing scope, energy, taxes, the effect unemployment insurance has on our industry, the current state of the supply chain, and more! 

To say Mark has a plethora of knowledge is an understatement. Tune in to this episode to hear from one of the best in the business!

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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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