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Manufacturing: Vertical Integration Gets Horizontal

Bi-Link takes vertical integration and makes it horizontal. According to President Ray Ziganto, Bi-Link integrates with clients across the whole manufacturing process – from concept to prototype through pilot runs and high volume production. The next big trend in manufacturing? Ray predicts an open source model similar to what’s happened in IT. The way manufacturers […]

Manufacturing CEO: Know Your Niche, But Be Ready to Diversify

Royal Die & Stamping Company is a niche manufacturer, providing components for the automotive, electronics, and telecommunications industries. Erik Freitag, President, talks about how Royal Die & Stamping has diversified its business over the past 80 years to meet the changing needs of the marketplace. While it’s key to find a strong market and service […]

Manufacturing Is Alive And Well In Lake Forest

If it’s a fluid and used in the industrial, health and science or municipal markets, there’s a good chance IDEX Corporation has made the components to move it from here to there. From genetic testing to fire suppression, even rescue tools like the Jaws of Life, IDEX moves high value liquids, solids and gases efficiently […]

Specialty Manufacturing is on the Rise

Kodiak Controls distributes instrumentation and controls to the manufacturing market. Their recent focus has been on growth and acquisition. CEO Mike Phelps talks about his strategy to expand the business.

CEO Miller Breathes New Life Into Manufacturing Business

CEO Patricia Miller is re-making plastics business Matrix IV, ushering in a new age of US manufacturing. Matrix IV has embraced the Maker’s Movement, evolving to become a fully integrated boutique plastics manufacturer with scalable capacity.

Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing Company

Headquartered in Romeoville, IL, Magid is America’s leading manufacturer, importer, distributor and direct supplier of hand protection, personal protective equipment (PPE) first aid products and protective and disposable clothing. A valued partner in safety to thousands of companies since 1946, Magid proudly offers its own signature Magid branded products as well as products from such […]

Manufacturing AspireUp

AspireUp is a strategic marketing and brand and innovation consulting firm that helps companies identify new avenues for growth. Our projects focus on developing brand and marketing strategies, creating new products and services, and executing market research to understand markets and customer needs. We have 25 consultants with senior-level experience in marketing and general management, […]

Paper Tube Co

Conceived in 2013 when our founder David needed a short-run of unique, ultra-premium packaging for a crucial product launch: it’s safe to say Paper Tube Co. was formed out of necessity. After weeks of fruitless searching, frustrated and unable to find the quality he needed without overpaying on an excessive minimum quantity, David made the […]

David Molo

Results-driven business leader with user-centric approach to manufacturing. CORE COMPETENCIES Operations & Marketing Strategy Product Development & Engineering Strategic Partnerships & Business Development Asian and US-based Manufacturing & Supply Chain Brand Licensing & Contract Negotiations Promotional Products Industry