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MFG MONKEY | Episode 20 - Josh Wintermantel (Hype Socks)

MFG MONKEY | Episode 20 - Josh Wintermantel (Hype Socks)

April 2, 2021

On this week's episode of MFG Monkey, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Josh Wintermantel, owner, and CEO of Hype Socks. We talk about Josh's path to entrepreneurship, and how he's turned his highschool side hustle of customizing socks into a major business. 

Based in the US, Hype Socks is a hosiery manufacturer and distributor specializing in the design and development of Odor-Resistant, Moisture-Managing Performance Socks for athletic programs or other organizations and special occasions. 

 Josh takes us through his battle with Nike, dealing with manufacturers, how his business adapted through covid, and more! 

If you'd like to contact Josh please email,

josh@hypesocks.com

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MFG MONKEY | Episode 19 - Kurt Prosser (Easton Digital)

MFG MONKEY | Episode 19 - Kurt Prosser (Easton Digital)

March 19, 2021

This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Kurt Prosser, owner of Easton Digital. We talk about Kurt's career path from engineer to MBA to starting his own eCommerce agency in 2013.

 
Easton Digital is a full-service eCommerce agency that delivers profitable revenue for its clients. They specialize in launching and growing small and medium online retailers. They have a proven track record, and first-hand experience starting and growing eCommerce companies.
 
Kurt walks us through his steps for product development, adding value to the customer, and understanding your market.
 
If you'd like to contact Kurt please email,

kurt@eastondigital.com

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MFG MONKEY | Episode 18 - A-Jay Orr

MFG MONKEY | Episode 18 - A-Jay Orr

February 18, 2021

This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with A-Jay Orr (Simple Plan IT, Bunker Labs). We talk about A-Jay's journey to becoming a business owner and his work with Bunker Labs involving veterans. 

 

Bunker Labs’ mission is to support and convene military-connected entrepreneurs and small business owners. They accomplish this mission by facilitating an action-oriented, member-led network of entrepreneurs and small business owners, providing practical tools and resources, and highlighting inspirational stories that showcase the possibilities and accomplishments of the community

 

A-Jay's IT company, Simple Plan IT, was started back in 2012. He began this new venture with one goal in mind, to help business leaders maximize their investment in technology solutions.

Twelve years later, Simple Plan IT helps businesses from around the world stay secure and strategically use technology to increase the efficiency and revenue of their business.

 

If you'd like to contact A-Jay please email, 

aorr@simpleplanit.com 

 

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MFG MONKEY | Episode 17 - The MLP Group (Mac & Scott)

MFG MONKEY | Episode 17 - The MLP Group (Mac & Scott)

November 22, 2020

This week we had the pleasure of sitting down again The MLP Group (Manufacturing Legacy Partners). We had Mac Mcvey and Scott Ellsworth , two of the groups key members on the podcast this week. We dived into what The MLP Group does as a company and how they help manufactures grow, and transition their ownership.

 

The MLP Group is a multifaceted team of highly skilled and experienced subject matter experts. They’re dedicated to strengthening American manufacturing by facilitating the successful ownership transition of small to mid-sized manufacturers.

 

Collectively, they bring over 300 years of experience and expertise across all functions and aspects of a business to assure the survival of companies as they approach and transition to new ownership. On top of that, they also help the company to thrive, increase owner’s value, and continue to support employees and the community. The Manufacturing Legacy Partnership is protecting the legacy of the small manufacturing supply chain in the United States.

 

If you'd like to contact The MLP Group please email, 

michael.mcvey@clearview-mgt.com 

 

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MFG MONKEY | Episode 16 - The MLP Group

MFG MONKEY | Episode 16 - The MLP Group

October 26, 2020

This week we sat down with The MLP Group (Manufacturing Legacy Partners). They’re a multifaceted team of highly skilled and experienced subject matter experts. They’re dedicated to strengthening American manufacturing by facilitating the successful ownership transition of small to mid-sized manufacturers.

Collectively, they bring over 300 years of experience and expertise across all functions and aspects of a business to assure the survival of companies as they approach and transition to new ownership. On top of that, they also help the company to thrive, increase owner’s value, and continue to support employees and the community. The Manufacturing Legacy Partnership is protecting the legacy of the small manufacturing supply chain in the United States.

 

If you'd like to contact The MLP Group please email, 

michael.mcvey@clearview-mgt.com 

 

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MFGMonkey Episode15 - Tyler Dunham: Manufacturing and the Law

MFGMonkey Episode15 - Tyler Dunham: Manufacturing and the Law

September 4, 2020

Today we sit down with Tyler Dunham. Tyler is an Intellectual Property Attorney / Registered US Patent Attorney, and the CEO of Dunham IP Law LLC. We discuss patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and much more. Go check them out at their website below. 

 

http://www.dunhamiplaw.com

 

Dunham IP Law LLC is a law firm based out of Columbus, Ohio. Their practice includes all areas of patent, trademark, copyright, software, and trade secret law, with specific expertise in patent and trademark prosecution.

 

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MFGMonkey Episode 14: Darrell Stanford and Jack Stanford - 3D Tooling Printing Technologies

MFGMonkey Episode 14: Darrell Stanford and Jack Stanford - 3D Tooling Printing Technologies

July 24, 2020

Today we are sitting down with Darrell Stanford and Jack Stanford from Catalysis a 3-D print tooling company. We discuss all of their capabilities from Vacuum Forming, Plastic Injection, to Composite Forming. Go check them out at their website that will be linked below 

 

www.catalysis3d.com

 

The Catalysis Additive Tooling advantage is that we offer The Complete Solution for our customers tooling and part needs. We can support development and engineering needs in addition to 3D Direct Print of part, designing a 3D printed tool, printing the tool, and manufacturing the Mass Production level parts/Parts Quality confirmation.

 

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MFGMonkey Episode 13: Larry Cole & Victor Nicolov - The Future of Virus Control with Copper

MFGMonkey Episode 13: Larry Cole & Victor Nicolov - The Future of Virus Control with Copper

July 17, 2020

Today we have Victor Nicolov and Larry Cole the creator and president of CuGrip with us. you can find them at www.cugrip.com

They are gonna be taking about their up and coming sanitation product that kills viruses on surfaces without The hassle of wiping them down constantly.

We Discuss the research that brought CuGrip to where it is today and its ability to kill COVID-19 As well as many other viruses. We discuss the practical applications such as where can be used like on door handles light switches and shopping carts. We Address to marketability of the product and its impact globally including the positive impact it has on businesses.

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MFGMonkey episode 12 Theresa Valade: Successtrek

MFGMonkey episode 12 Theresa Valade: Successtrek

June 19, 2020

MFGMONKEY Episode 12

Theresa Valade CEO and Owner of Successtrek

Supply chain support / procurement and for us process improvements / implementation support and Talent development that can help the current talent not feel so overwhelmed when a company can be under staffed or have a staff of low performers. We both offer strategy support to help a company run more smoothly. 

In my mind, this topic is still relevant as we all try to figure who can help pick up the pieces as the state’s begin to open.  

For THERESA VALADE, sparked by the entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, decided to launch Success Trek in 2005. She has been helping small to mid-sized companies, who are ready to take their business to the next level or in a time of rapid  growth ever since. She is passionate about strengthening companies from within so that everyone and everything works  better  together. Theresa is known for her contagious energy and remarkable ability to inspire others to contribute more of what they do best. After  more than 20 years of working in Operations Management and Consulting, she has seen how a happier  workplace can increase the number of  satisfied customers and improve the bottom line.

Her expertise includes improving day-to-day operations, empowering leaders and teams and strengthening workflow processes in various industries. Theresa’s hands-on experience and education, Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and MBA from Indiana University Northwest, benefit her clientele when they are getting ready to move to the next level or in times of rapid growth.

Theresa’s collaborative approach to building trust with her clients allows her to identify and isolate deficiencies in operational workflow processes and procedures, team dynamics, and individual performance. Based on her findings, Theresa recommends best-fit solutions and guides companies back on the path to productivity and profitability.

Theresa is an active professional member of the Society of Human Resources and the Association of Talent Development. She also serves on several civic and non-profit boards as an organizational change and leadership development expert. Theresa is a dynamic speaker educating her clients about how to maneuver through the roadblocks that are getting in the way of achieving the goals more quickly.

https://www.success-trek.com/theresa-valade/

https://www.success-trek.com/

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MFGMonkey Episode 11 with Jonathan Fourney: Conveying Systems Beyond Industry Standards

MFGMonkey Episode 11 with Jonathan Fourney: Conveying Systems Beyond Industry Standards

June 5, 2020

MFGMONKEY Episode 11

Jonathan Fourney

Supplier Development Engineer

Jon and Dustin talk about the importance of partner support and the importance of being Made in the USA vs LLC, Low Cost Countries.

We all hear the buzz words about reshoring and Intralox is doing just that. Intralox does not buy much overseas, but what they have been buying is coming back home. 

MCMILLANCO, LLC has been able to support them on both sides of the water and have moved product once purchased in China back to the USA and made in Wisconsin and Michigan with our network of Manufacturing partners.

Intralox was founded on the commitment to an idea.

In 1947, Intralox founder JM Lapeyre patented the first industrial shrimp peeler, but encountered problems moving the peeled shrimp on metal conveyor belts due to rust and corrosion building on the belts. He approached major rubber and steel conveyor belt manufacturers to produce a modular plastic belt, but he was told this was not feasible. Undeterred, JM invented the modular plastic conveyor belt in 1970—and thus, in 1971, Intralox was born.     

Today, Intralox leads the way in helping customers achieve their goals by offering comprehensive conveyance solutions that create significant economic value. Locally-owned and globally-headquartered in New Orleans, Intralox delivers innovative, premium technology within a direct business model. We understand that every industry deserves its own industry specific team of resources. Therefore, our extensive service infrastructures have an in-depth knowledge of customer applications, and provide technical support and consulting, and 24/7 customer service to help our customers achieve extraordinary results.

Over the last four decades, Intralox has developed a worldwide reputation for ethical and responsible business practices, and maintained our founder’s commitment to treating employees, customers, and suppliers with honesty, fairness, and respect. Our growth and sustained success is the result of a diligent focus on continuous improvement, a core belief that self-managed people are our greatest asset, and a commitment to ideas, teamwork, and effort.

We pushed past the boundaries of traditional conveying systems with the revolutionary invention of modular plastic belting, and continue to move beyond industry standards. With over 800 active patents and new products such as our Activated Roller Belt Technology and FoodSafe Technology, working with Intralox allows you to experience our uncompromising commitment to providing solutions and solving problems for our customers.

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This one is super cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EBpE-cfb6Y

This is the depal/Singulator one I talked about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPy_aCI3t5s 

 

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