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Build Smart. Lead Strong.

Build Smart. Lead Strong., co-hosted by Jennifer Deamud, highlights the innovative work being done by Michigan manufacturers. She talks with small manufactures all across Michigan, in rural communities as well as urban that are building smart and leading strong. Industry experts share how they are supporting small manufacturers innovate, pivot to capture new opportunities and stay on a growth path.

1:00 PM every Tuesday
Replay: 7:00 PM, 1:00 AM, 7:00 AM


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Maintenance Technicians available through Pro Services

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February 23, 2021 10:00 AM

Michigan manufacturers need workforce solutions. MGA spoke with Roy Lemke, Director of Operations at Pro Services about their Full Maintenance Team resource. They provide a turnkey solution for manufacturers to consistently have the maintenance team. Listen to acquire a strategic approach to alleviating workforce challenges.

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MGA | Toffee Manufacturing Leads to Sweet Growth

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February 2, 2021 10:00 AM

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Helping Manufacturers Find Smart Solutions

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February 1, 2021 11:00 AM

Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) has offered personalized services that enable Michigan manufacturers to operate smarter, compete and prosper.

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MGA | Growing Family Owned Manufacturer Focused On Employees & Community

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January 14, 2021 6:00 PM

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Growing Family Owned Manufacturer Focused On Employees & Community

Hear from MGA member Lyons Industries, a third-generation family-owned manufacturer in Dowagiac, MI that continued to grow throughout 2020.

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Toffee Manufacturing Leads to Sweet Growth

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January 13, 2021 1:00 PM

A firefighter’s handmade toffee has evolved into an award-winning soft toffee manufacturing business. Andrew Chmielewski knew his father’s toffee recipe was one of a kind, so he started manufacturing the toffee several years ago. Andrew and his confectionary team have grown the business year-after-year. Along the way, they have been the recipient of many awards. Join Jenn as she interviews Andrew on what makes “Dave’s Sweet Tooth” toffee so great, and how they continue to innovate resulting in “sweet” company growth.

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Growing Family Owned Manufacturer Focused on Employees and Community

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January 5, 2021 9:00 AM

Lyons Industries, third-generation family-owned manufacturer in Dowagiac, MI continued to grow throughout 2020. With over 100 employees, Lyons Industries is dedicated to serving clients, employees, and the community. In the coming year, they will focus on two keys areas. Building on their strong company culture, and leveraging resources to continue adopting industry 4.0 technologies to support growth. Check out the podcast to hear more about Lyons Industries, their 2021 focus areas, and hear about opportunities they have for individuals seeking to join a great team.

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MGA | Driving Innovation Through Company Culture

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December 17, 2020 8:00 AM

Driving Innovation Through Company Culture  

MGA spoke with co-owner Ellington Ellis about Global Battery Solutions' business growth, and what makes them unique.

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Innovative Magnetic Solutions Making an Impact

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November 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Jennifer Deamud welcomes the Chief Business Development Officer of Industrial Magnetics, Dennis O'Leary, to the Build Smart Lead Strong podcast.

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Moving Product More Efficiently

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November 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Host Jennifer Deamud welcomes the Owner of Conveyability Inc., Heath Verstraete, to the Build Smart Lead Strong podcast. 

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Build Smart Lead Strong | Sustainable Distilling Makes for Award Winning Spirits

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November 13, 2020 11:00 AM

Build Smart, Lead Strong Communication

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