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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOX_JESxjbc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxHxgrDz3jY

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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MFGMonkey Episode 10 with Will Zell & Michael Bernhard: manufacturing the Future with Vero

MFGMonkey Episode 10 with Will Zell & Michael Bernhard: manufacturing the Future with Vero

May 15, 2020

MFGMONKEY Episode 10: Will Zell Co-Founder & Michael Bernhard  Solutions Architect of Nikola – Bringing technology into manufacturing.

Nikola was founded in 2014. Started from working with wireless electricity in the beginning with things such as hearing aids and smart homes to then grow into the manufacturing world. 

We discuss the development of technology into the manufacturing world. Will and Michael break down their process of the first phone call to how they are able to successful help manufactures monitor their machines/companies. Expanding into how COVID-19 and how it has affected the manufacturing world and how it is going to make it better in the future. 

Please check out the Nikola process: Vero Online Demo

Chapter I: 2015-2017

Nikola Labs started as a pure wireless power company, developing core hardware technology that can enable wireless power in low-power electronic devices. 

This chapter included great technological development, such as the launch of the INDRA chip. Developed in partnership with Skyworks Solutions and Texas Instruments, INDRA is the first single-chip solution that incorporates RF to DC conversion and power management. Its small form factor is ideal to be designed into low power sensor devices. While developing INDRA, Nikola pursued and built relationships with companies across many industries interested in incorporating wireless power into their products, which led to the second chapter.

Chapter II: 2017-Beyond

Nikola Labs was introduced to the application of condition monitoring for manufacturing equipment in 2017. As part of the Industrial Internet of Things, sensor-based condition monitoring enables the prediction of machine breakdown before it happens, and proactive maintenance to address problems and prevent unplanned downtime. 

The stars aligned so strongly on this application that it led Nikola to focus solely on this application and begin to transform from a wireless power hardware provider to a full solution condition monitoring provider.

This transformation resulted in the late-2018 launch of Vero and the buildout of the service model in 2019 to create a fast-growing organization that serves global manufacturing organizations to help reduce unplanned downtime and save millions of dollars per year.

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MFGMonkey Episode 6.3 with Jordan Butler & Rich Brown: Payroll Protection Program Revisited

MFGMonkey Episode 6.3 with Jordan Butler & Rich Brown: Payroll Protection Program Revisited

May 1, 2020

Welcome to MFGMonkey Episode 6.3 Jordan Butler and Rich Brown are back with new Information on the PPP(Payroll Protection Program). This week we talk about the issues companies are facing regarding unemployment  

  • PPP money is now gone
  • how sole props, independent contractors, and eligible self-employed individuals can use the money and get forgiveness
  • growing realizing I have that those companies with employees being laid off on what they think is a temp basis who make $25 per hour or lower (Could be higher than that for some), who take unemployment benefits AND the CARE Act $6000 weekly for 4 months may have zero desire to return to work for 4 months. They will make more siting on their couch playing the latest games and watching Netflix.
  • What is the rule for compensating employees whose salary is to remain above the $100,000 annual pay level for the measured 8 week period ($15,385 = 8 weeks of pay at $100K rate)? 
  • Is higher pay allowed? 
  • Tracking of payroll and expenses once in the 8 week cycle and how to maximize the forgiveness opportunity to convert the loan to grant by keeping payroll over 80 percent of the applicant average level to avoid penalty.
  • utilizing all allowable expenses up to 25 percent to reach the total of the loan i(Which is 2.5 months of average payroll)
  • Growing realizing I have that those companies with employees being laid off on what they think is a temp basis who make $25 per hour or lower (Could be higher than that for some), who take unemployment benefits AND the CARE Act $6000 weekly for 4 months may have zero desire to return to work for 4 months. They will make more sing on their couch playing the latest games and watching Netflix.
  • Funding was just today exhausted on PPP loans approved. There is no more cash until  congress allocate more.

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MFGMonkey Episode 9 - Responsible RestartOhio

MFGMonkey Episode 9 - Responsible RestartOhio

April 28, 2020

Responsible RestartOhio

Manufacturing, Distribution, and Construction

 

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Manufacturing-Distribution-Construction.pdf

 

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Employees, Distributors, & Guests

 

Mandatory

  • Ensure minimum 6 ft between people, if not possible, install barriers
  • Employees must perform daily symptom assessment*
  • Require employees to stay home if symptomatic
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times
  • Require regular handwashing
  • Stagger or limit arrivals of employees and guests
  • Personnel should work from home if possible

 

Recommended Best Practices

 

  • Provide stipend to employees for private transportation

 

Shift Pattern

Daily disinfection of desks and workstations • Change shift patterns (e.g. fewer shifts) • Stagger lunch and break times

 

Recommended Best Practices

 

  • Split into sub-teams, limit contact across sub-teams
  • Reduce pace to allow less FTEs per line

 

 

Physical Spaces / Workstations

  • Ensure minimum 6 ft between people, if not possible, install barriers
  • Daily deep disinfection of high-contact surfaces
  • Space factory floor to allow for distancing
  • Regulate max number of people in cafeterias/ common spaces
  • Establish maximum capacity (e.g. 50% of fire code)

 

Recommended Best Practices

 

  • Close cafeteria and gathering spaces if possible, or conduct regular cleanings
  • Daily deep disinfection of the entire facility

 

Confirmed Cases

  • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at work
  • Contact the local health district about suspected cases or exposures
  • Shutdown shop/floor for deep sanitation if possible

 

Recommended Best Practices

 

  • Work with the local health department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/notifications
  • Once testing is readily available, test all suspected infections or exposures
  • Following testing, contact the local health department to initiate appropriate care and tracing

 

*Daily symptom assessments should include taking your temperature with a thermometer and monitoring for fever. Also, watch for coughing or trouble breathing.

 

www.mcmillancomfg.com

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MFGMonkey Episode 8 Eric Barge: Diploma V.S. Certificate

MFGMonkey Episode 8 Eric Barge: Diploma V.S. Certificate

April 23, 2020

Today we talk with my good friend Eric Barge. We discuss what skills kids are getting at career tech Schools V.S. traditional high school.  We also delve into "College for All" being falsely advertised to our kids we talk about how schools are doing a disservice  to students by not focusing on information Literacy, Financial Literacy, and Computer Science Literacy. Then following all that up with New College vs Old College -2-year / 4-year certificates V.S. Associates V.S. Bachelor. 

Eric Barge, Engineering and Architectural Design Instructor

Education 

  • UPPER VALLEY JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL – Piqua, Ohio
  • Tech-Prep: Pre-Engineering Program PIQUA HIGH SCHOOL 
  • WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON – Dayton, Ohio: Education 
  • EDISON STATE COLLEGE – Piqua, Ohio: Mechanical Engineering Design
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON – Dayton, Ohio: Mechanical Engineering 

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MFGMonkey Episode 7: Matt Guse - Fail Fast, Fix Fast, Forget Fast.

MFGMonkey Episode 7: Matt Guse - Fail Fast, Fix Fast, Forget Fast.

April 17, 2020

Matt Guse

President and Owner

MRS Machine and Tool

mguse@mrsmachiningco.com| 

www.mrsmachiningco.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-guse-3aa35914/

Episode 7 - Building a Job shop in high School and getting youth involved in Manufacturing.

Matt discusses the 3 F’s for us Fail Fast – Fix Fast – Forget Fast. An what that means to building people up and building an amazing culture in his shop.

We also discuss how he built his shop in high school and how he is so successful getting youth involved in manufacturing at a young age and how he maintains a youthful team in a small town of 1,500 people in Augusta, Wisconsin. 

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MFGMonkey episode 6 part 2: Economic Disaster Loan with Jordan Butler and Rich Brown

MFGMonkey episode 6 part 2: Economic Disaster Loan with Jordan Butler and Rich Brown

April 10, 2020

Jordan Butler

Attorney at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP

Jordan Butler JCButler@cpmlaw.com

614.628.0797

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanbutler1/

https://www.cpmlaw.com/people/jordan-butler/

Episode 6.2 series PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) – EIDL (Economic Disaster Loan)

In this follow up significant episode this series, we discuss PPP (Paycheck Protection Programs) and the EIDL (Economic Disaster Loan), SBA Disaster & CARES Act Loans.

Jordan helps us dig into the specifics and understanding how this act was written. Each day and each hour there are more updates.

SBA’s FAQ was updated yesterday and today.  Today’s update came out after the podcast.  Link is below.  In terms of what we care most about, this is the key addition: 

20. Question: The amount of forgiveness of a PPP loan depends on the borrower’s payroll costs over an eight-week period; when does that eight-week period begin?

Answer: The eight-week period begins on the date the lender makes the first disbursement of the PPP loan to the borrower. The lender must make the first disbursement of the loan no later than ten calendar days from the date of loan approval.

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequenty-Asked-Questions.pdf

Jordan Butler focuses his practice on tax advice and planning, business transactions, real estate transactions, and other commercial matters. He has experience with drafting and negotiating asset and equity purchase agreements, real estate purchases, income tax settlements, lease agreements, and a variety of other business contracts. Jordan also has experience with entity formation, governance, operations, and some business litigation.

EDUCATION

Jordan received his undergraduate degree (B.S.) from Miami University, his law degree (J.D.) from Capital University Law School, and his Master of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation from University of Miami School of Law.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Jordan is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association. He has been admitted to practice before the State of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and U.S. Tax Court. Jordan serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Powell Area Chamber of Commerce.

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Jordan’s article titled; “Protecting the Manufacturer: Limiting Obligations Through Indemnity Agreements” was published in the Ohio State Bar Association’s Legal Basics For Small Business, 2013 Edition. Jordan has spoken on various business and regulatory matters before many different continuing education seminars.

sba.gov/updates

SBA Columbus office:   614-469-6860

401 N. Front Street  Cols 43215

David Townsend – key contact

Jill Nagy-Reynolds  -  614-940-8124

http://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

http://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans

SBA Funding Paycheck Protection Program: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

SBA Coronavirus Guidance: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

BioOhio tools – Great comprehensive list: https://www.bioohio.com/covid19/

disastercustomersservice@sba.gov

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