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235: A Community of Families With a Company in Common | Travis Hollman, CEO, Hollman, Inc.

While college and education cost reimbursement programs have long been a coveted perk enjoyed by employees inside certain talent-minded businesses, the act of extending that perk to employee spouses and children is rare and arguably transformative. What was once a workforce becomes a workforce community, and so it goes at Hollman, Inc., of Irving, Texas, where CEO Travis…
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197: When the World Is Your Customer | Art Barter, CEO, Datron World Communications, Inc.

  Few U.S. manufacturers appear to have defied the laws of global economics as effectively as Datron World Communications. Capturing 90 percent of its annual revenue overseas, Datron has continued to diligently serve its global customers from a 100,000 square foot San Diego manufacturing facility. Join us when Datron CEO Art Barter explains the unique…
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137: The Company Is For Keeps | Lance Ruttenberg, CEO, American Textile Company

Eight years from now, when Lance Ruttenberg blows out the candles on a birthday cake celebrating his company's 100th birthday, the CEO of American Textile Company will be savoring an industrial hallmark that no Fortune 500 CEO has ever known. Lance and his brother Blake are today the third generation of Ruttenbergs to own and lead…
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119: Eyes on China | Three U.S. Business Leaders Reflect on Their Chinese Market Ambitions

  Todd Krizelman, CEO, MediaRadar  Join us when Todd Krizelman, CEO, MediaRadar explains how media sales became a gateway to growth for his middle=market firm.  Don Ochsenreiter, CEO, Dollamur Join us as Don Ochsenreiter, CEO, Dollamur  explains how a middle-market manufacturer of laminated foam pads became the dominant player inside the global sports surfaces market. Anisa Telwar, CEO,…
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What Manufacturers Need to Know About Sourcing From Asia

When it comes to choosing the right manufacturer for a new product, many companies think of Asia first. And with good reason – Asia-based manufacturing can be remarkably cost-effective and strategically smart. There are several important points to keep in mind when looking to source from Asia. Not being aware of the challenges inherent to […]

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Tesla Acknowledges it has Broken Ground on Gigafactory

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Tesla Motors’ plan to build a massive battery manufacturing plant — its “gigafactory” — has set off fierce competition for the country’s biggest economic development prize in years. As the five states under consideration intensify efforts to land the factory and its 6,500 jobs, speculation about who holds the lead is rampant and […]

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Making China Your Manufacturing Hub: Anisa Telwar, CEO, Anisa International, Atlanta, Georgia

Building a factory in China is a task that the world’s largest corporations approach with no shortage of trepidation. From suspect building materials to organized corruption, when it comes to construction in a foreign land, there seems to be any number of unexpected hurdles waiting to trip up even the most seasoned global executives. So […]

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