Gratitude

Posted on July 26, 2020 by Sue Dufresne, Controller

In late May, I read The Management Tip of the Day from the Harvard Business Review entitled “Reframe Challenges to Cope with Uncertainty.” One of the suggested reframes was “Gratitude:  Recognize what you already have and are thankful for.” I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, well before I read this article. I’ve thought […] Continue Reading

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Lean on the Little Mouse

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Dave Mersereau, General Mgr. - Sr. V.P.

As a Shingo Prize recipient, we often host Lean benchmarking tours. These tours are always a good opportunity to showcase what we do and exchange some great ideas with our visitors. Recently we had a participant share what he expected to see during the introductory gathering before hitting the manufacturing floor. He stated, “I can’t […] Continue Reading

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Leading Through Chaos

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Melissa Weldon, Director of Human Resources

Well that escalated quickly…. Just a few short months ago, we were operating in an environment of relative calm, and then, in the blink of an eye, the clouds rolled in, the winds picked up, and before you could find cover, the tornado ripped through and destroyed everything in its path. As an HR professional, […] Continue Reading

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Putting the “F” Word in Your Marketing Campaign

Posted on June 15, 2020 by Doug Perilli, Director of Marketing

Ok, it’s not what you think. There are plenty of other words in the alphabet that begin with the letter “F”, but I got your attention. FUN. That’s what I’m talking about. Early in my career, when women used an entire can of Aqua Net in their hair to go on a date with a […] Continue Reading

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Going International as an American Small Business

Posted on June 1, 2020 by David Smith, VP of Business Development

As you may know, small businesses with less than 500 employees in the United States employ approximately 48% of all working age Americans. Given that fact, the vitality of America’s small businesses is critical when it comes to keeping the American economy robust. You may also think that small businesses must strategically concentrate on marketing […] Continue Reading

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