"Running a small business can be a struggle, and like all of us, we have to adapt to change. Workforce development is one way to keep us competitive," said Jim Carr, president and CEO of CARR Machine and Tool. "It's important to have a great skill set, but it's also important to continue developing those individual skills."
The CARR team attended IMTS from September 10 to 15, meeting new contacts, reconnecting with customers, sharing industry knowledge and, of course, geeking out about precision machining.
For some, the party didn’t end at the finish of the workday on Wednesday. Select IMTS members had a first-class cocktail experience at the Trump Tower, overlooking the Chicago River. It was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to mingle and relax in a smaller group after McCormick Place’s packed exhibition areas.
President and CEO Jim Carr, along with his co-host, Jason Zenger, recorded their wildly popular MakingChips podcast LIVE throughout IMTS on the Main Stage of the Grand Concourse, diving into the topics that help manufacturing leaders run their businesses better.
We are thrilled to welcome John Bilek to the team as our Sales Manager. Originally from Texas, John attended Iowa State University where he received a degree in finance with a minor in marketing. After graduation, the manufacturing industry attracted John, where he sees an incredible opportunity for young people to add value and have rewarding careers.
Did you know the CARR team names our machines? We consider them an integral part of our team, and that's why we're so excited to introduce Makai. He is a Mazak Horizontal machine (Mazak HCN-5000) that will help us better serve our customers, especially in the aerospace industry and with DOD projects that have high-volume and high precision requirements.
We are pleased to announce the implementation of our new full-spectrum ERP system, ProShop. Developed by a machine shop owner, the
“Even though I'm not a machinist, there is something I can bring back from my experience at IMTS. We're all a part of the team, and it's important that we're all involved in the growth of the company. Seeing so many creative and innovative ideas in one place helps us find ways to improve ourselves. We're a small, growing company. IMTS keeps us sharp and up to date on the latest and greatest.”
CARR Machine & Tool, Inc was featured on ABC 7 News recently from an editorial in the Daily Herald on how Illinois ranked 49th on personal income growth.
Please welcome our new Office Manager Linda Cobos. Her background comes from running a small, family-owned business in Chicago and most recently as a Communications Specialist in the medical industry.
Give her a call and say "hello".
"It's a great honor for me to be selected by my peers for this important assignment," Carr said. "I look forward to working with my fellow board members and TMA staff to continue our commitment to be the foremost manufacturing association in Illinois."
Tehnology and Manufacturing Association Vice Chairman Jim Carr yesterday moderated an all-star panel of local manufacturing executives at Crain's Chicago Business Annual Manufacturers Summit at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago Hotel. More than 300 people showed up to learn about the latest trends in manufacturing and discuss the challenges facing the industry in the global economy.
Carr is excited for the future of manufacturing. He speaks passionately about how he took over his father’s business in 2004 and learned the ins and outs of the metalworking industry “from the back door to the front door.” But with each machining anecdote, you can’t help but notice an ulterior motive.
CARR Machine encourages their employees to improve their skill set by pushing them to receive their NIMS credentials.
Congratulations to our employee Kevin Rupar who has received his NIMS Milling Skills Level II certificate.
The NIMS II certificate reflects an individuals ability to set up, program, and operate a CNC milling machine.
Our President, Jim Carr shares his innovative out-of-the-box marketing approach for the Daily Herald. Read more about how he does it.
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