Jay interviews Len Morrissey, the former CFO and President at RAPID. Before moving into manufacturing, Len spent 17 years as a commercial banker. Hear tips and recommendations on how Job Shops can work successfully with banks.
Metalmite is a full service machine shop and Tom is a second generation owner as well as a third generation machinist. We will talk about the handing off of a business from one generation to another from the son perspective as well as gears and splines, very tricky parts to machine.
We change things up a bit on this episode and speak with Chris Hopkins of Datron Dynamics, a manufacturer of high speed milling machines. We will talk about some of the things Chris sees that successful shops are implementing as well as the advantages of high speed milling, where it fits in and how best to use it.
On this episode we speak with Justin Quinn, owner of Focused on Machining in Denver, Colorado. Justin bought Focused on Machining eight years after it started. As a former commercial banker Justin offers us a unique perspective on buying a shop through the bank's perspective, including what is underwriting, how banks make money and how to make your shop look attractive to a bank.
Jay speaks with Jeff Trevorrow, owner of Columbus Advanced Manufacturing Systems (CAMS). While CAMS can print and machine parts, they are unique in that they also offer solutions for software, training, printers and systems.
We speak with Joel Niekamp of Wesco Machine and Tool. After a career in private equity and investment banking with a specialty in mergers and acquisitions Joel opted to switch gears and purchased a Job Shop himself. Many job shop owners are reaching the point where they're looking to exit their business. This is a great opportunity to get the perspective of someone on the other side who actually pulled the trigger and bought a shop.
On today’s episode, Ali Bahar discusses how he and his neighbor, George Brinzey conceived their idea for Mammoth Machinine while hanging out on Friday nights. Hear how they have developed their scanning technology to allow them to reverse engineer challenging parts.
On this episode we speak with Peter Sameulson of S&S Machine, another family run business here in New Hampshire. Hear how Peter's early career in tooling gives his shop a unique advantage and perspective on cutting tools. Also, hear how S&S wins the hard jobs that other shops are to afraid to even quote!
Jay speaks with Damian Forsythe, owner of Impact Manufacturing in Loomis, California. A natural self-starter Damian speaks about his successes as well as his failures and how it's led him to his own success. He also offers us a fresh perspective on CAM software and why he prefers NX.
Welcome to the Job Shop Show! In our first episode, our host, Jay Jacobs, speaks with Brian LeMoine of Brian's Machine Shop a family run business here in New Hampshire. As a self-proclaimed "old school" job shop owner Brian is embracing technology giving him more freedom to travel and participate in his hobbies as retirement is approaching and his son gets prepared to take over the family business.