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Manufacturing is Celebrated this Month

 
 

Good morning hope all is well as Wisconsin is again locking down with Bars and Restaurants being restricted to 25% capacity. But manufacturing businesses still need to keep moving forward and they are trying to do that.

Manufacturing is the number one contributor to Wisconsin’s economy, producing $63 billion in total output each year – 19 percent of Wisconsin’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Additionally, the state’s more than 9,000 manufacturers employ nearly 500,000 people.

Manufacturers are the lifeblood of our local and state economies and that is why we all are so excited to celebrate October as Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin.

Today, we celebrate all those who make manufacturing their line of work.

Manufacturing and the people who work within this industry as so important to our state.

So, during the Month of October we hope all young people especially those unsure of which career path to follow will find out more about manufacturing during this month.

Kurt Bauer President of the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce group recently stated Our state’s rich manufacturing heritage is well-known throughout the world, but it is the industry’s future that is now sparking international attention, Thirty years ago, the industry was viewed as dumb, dirty and dangerous. Today, it is high-tech, high-skill and high-pay.

And I agree 100%.

All of us at Premier fully support Manufacturing in Wisconsin and hope all young people take a serious look at the manufacturing industry as we believe this is a strong, high skilled and high paying line of work.

IF you would like to learn more about how we can help young people get into Mfg. please email or text us the word “Manufacturing”

We thank all of you that make manufacturing your life and want you to know that we appreciate all your efforts.

Have a great day and let us continue to keep making manufacturing great in Wisconsin.

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Successful Outcomes for 9 years now....

 
 

Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good evening. Wherever you are in the world today

Today is a great day as it is the 9th anniversary of the start of Premier Machine Tool Midwest.

My Business partner Josh and I are so grateful and humbled by all our customers who have trusted us to help grow their business.

When we started, we identified growing industries and went after them. So, we create a product line that would give our customers the best chance to be more productive and profitable to enable your growth and success.

We focus on your expected outcomes and have been succeeding for 9 years now.

On this episode of the Premier Post Minute as we celebrate our 9th anniversary, all of us at Premier want to say thank you as we are celebrating all those of you who are our customers.

Everyone has a story during these unprecedented times both negative and positive. But How can you turn these challenges into opportunity! Ideas into positive outcomes!

You know there is an old saying for this, in a barn full of crap, find the pony!

We again want to thank all our customers for trusting in our team and look forward to continuing to provide successful outcomes.

If you want to work with a group that can provide successful outcomes for you too, please text or email the word “success” and will be in touch with you.

Thanks again as we are excited to celebrate our 9th anniversary and all our successful customers today.

Stay safe, stay successful and continue to wash those hands.

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Another two NEW HWACHEON Cells at our customer

Another two new Cells for our Customer with Hwacheon machines. One is completely automated and the other is a three machine cell with one operator.

For more than 65 years, Hwacheon Machinery has been a world leading developer of high-quality, highly productive, durable machining solutions for precision milling and turning applications. Mechanical craftsmanship, technical leadership, the toughest machine tool quality standards, a global presence, and excellence in service ensure our customers a consistent advantage in productivity. Hwacheon Machinery will work every day to earn customer confidence.

When a manufacture like Hwacheon can offer you those same machines that they run yearly millions of tier one automotive parts for the automotive industry. Nobody else can offer you that kind of proven track record along with the value you receive.

Hwacheon also manufactures all their machines from foundry to final assembly. Which again our competition cannot claim.

We are so excited for our customer as these two new cells help improve their productivity and production.

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Another New Grob installation at our friends, Apollo Tool in Westfield, WI.

Another New Grob installation at our friends, Apollo Tool in Westfield, WI. GROB Systems, Inc

GROB machining centers offer you almost limitless possibilities for machining parts from the most diverse materials and adapt to your requirements down to the finest detail. The compact design, large swivel range and horizontal spindle position are just some of the outstanding machine features that make GROB the ideal partner for your manufacturing facility.

So excited for Apollo to start machining 5 axis parts with their New Grob with their Horizontal Spindle

 

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History of a Great Manufacture & State - Marvel - Wisconsin

 
 

Manufacturing in Wisconsin really started to take off in the 1840, That is 180 years of strong manufacturing tradition.

I know there are some pretty old people out there today but I’m pretty sure there aren’t any 180- year olds around to tell us the stories of what it was like back then.

Fortunately for us, we have mother google and history books to look back on to learn more about some of these great manufacturers.

On today’s Premier Post Minute, I’m wanted to speak about Marvel Company

Back in the early 1900’s the Armstrong and Blum families owned independent manufacturing shops in Chicago. The two families became close friends that belonged to the same parish and shared a mutual interest in manufacturing which led to them merge their two companies. By 1906 they built their first power driven hack saw when they realized that they could build a far superior product. as the saying goes “The rest is history”

Today, Marvel Saws operates out of a large facility in Oshkosh, WI and employees 100 people. Yes, in Oshkosh Wisconsin right in the middle of this great state. They have been there for over 50 years. Marvel offers highest quality metal cutting and band saws. Marvel is leading the industry in saw cutting technology to help increase customers throughput and efficiency.

We would love to have you as one of our customers, to learn more this amazing company call or text us the word “Marvel” to 414-254-5150.

Let’s keep manufacturing going strong in Wisconsin!

As always, stay safe, and keep washing those hands!

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Breeding Success with Consistent Great Service

 
 

Have you ever noticed how when you are buying a machine tool, all the dealers that you invite in to quote, they tell you how great they service their machines?

But when you do a little more research you find out their service is all talk and not consistent.

Salesmen will always keep selling even if they know they have bad service and it is a shame. This forces the customers to do more research to find out they are just been given a line of bull.

On today’s premier post minute, we wanted to discuss how quality products with consistent great service will breed your success.

Think about when you go to chick-fill-a, they consistently say your welcome or how can I help you and thank you. You go to other fast-food places and they treat you like you are a burden to them. Who is training these people?

Service rules but people only focus on this when trying to get the sale rather than consistently providing quality service throughout the experience.

Our customers are successful because we make sure to provide them the quality service, we all hope and wish for consistently.

We would love to have you as one of our customers, please text or email me the word “consistency” and we look forward to providing you a list of our consistently happy customers. This will help make your decision much easier on who do business with.

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When two Histories meet, success to follow

 
 

In early 1945 WWII was coming to an end and manufacturing in Wisconsin was booming. Allis Chalmers in West Allis Wisconsin was pumping out parts for naval ships, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, generators, and power transmissions for factories. Manufacturing in Wisconsin was hitting a critical point in its development for the next 60 years.

On Today's episode of the Premier Post Minute, we want to talk about a little business that started back in 1945…. Hwacheon Machine Tool.

Hwacheon has always been regarded as a high-end machine tool builder due to their strong history of providing excellent machine tools, ever since the first lathe was produced in 1945. There are hundreds of Hwacheon machines here in Wisconsin, and some of the oldest running machines I have seen in shops are Hwacheon’s because they just - keep - running!   Hwacheon’s success is due to their vertically integrated business plan that allows for internal error correction and continuous improvements of their machine tools. Owning their own foundry and automotive production facilities helped them become Master of Quality control as well.

Tex or email us the words "History" and we will provide a winning solution

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How to gain Positive Outcomes

 
 

Did you ever notice how we live in a world of negative connotations? I wish more were in the positive form rather than the negative.

Here are some examples, dimmer switch? Why not a brightener switch? Or a stop sign? How about a Go Light? What about when someone calls a person a nerd? Why not just call them intelligent?

On today’s premier post minute we wanted to discuss how at Premier we work hard to place everything in a positive outcome.

When we speak with our customers, we discuss what the outcomes they want to achieve. These are always positive. Customers want to move forward and get better and the best way to do so is knowing what their desired outcome is.

If you know the outcome you can then work to figure out what the best solution is to make them more productive and ultimately more profitable. This way you can achieve your outcome.

If you want to look at your business in a positive connotation, then we would love for you to see how Premier works for the positive outcome.

We look forward to you becoming one of our customers, please text or email me the word “Positive” and we will help you achieve the outcome you desire.

As we have many negative connotations in our world Here is a positive quote from the baseball player Wade Boggs to remember: a positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.

We hope you have a great day and look for more positive outcomes.

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No Show but still Need New Products?

 
 

No Show But Still Need New Products:

Every other year all of us in the manufacturing would attend IMTS in Chicago.

This year due to the pandemic the show was canceled.

So normally all week, we would be running around from booth to booth meeting customers at each of our manufactures we represent.

But this year, No Show, so now what? How do you find the right manufacture to work with?

On today’s premier post minute, we wanted to introduce you to one of our great vendors, Hwacheon who has many products to make you more productive and profitable.

Hwacheon has been in business for over 60 years. Whether it is a CNC lathe, CNC Mill or a die/mold machine from foundry to final assembly this is what sets them apart. So many competitors now are just assemblers of machines tools as they buy parts from whoever is cheapest, and they do not worry about what country it comes from. WRONG ANSWER!

Hwacheon believes in FULL vertical integration to provide value to their customers. From their foundry pouring all their own castings for machine bases to component machining and machine assembly. Vertical integration means total control of the machine tool quality to the very last detail. Keeping all in house....this results in long lasting, high performing machines tools with low cost of ownership.

Thank you for your time today and even though we have no IMTS this year, we can still show you more about Hwacheon either at their North American facility or at one of our many excited Hwacheon customers.

You can start by emailing or texting me the letters “IMTS” and I will share more information with you.

We look forward to you becoming one of our customers

Today is a great day, please enjoy it and continue to stay safe and healthy

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Today, we remember and will Never Forget 9/11/01

 

We will never forget 9/11/01

The Heroes, the Brave and all those who Lost their life!

Please take a moment today to remember those we lost 19 years ago and thank all those who sacrifice their life's daily to protect our freedom.

We pray for our great country, The United States of America

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Wrestling with Success

 
 

For the last week now, kids have been getting back to school but is it now business back to normal?

As school starts again this fall, it has a different feel to it.

At first, I was a little sad that summer was ending, and the kids were going back to school.

But then I realized that they have been out of face to face learning for six months.

Wow, I was a bit surprised at that but when you think about it, they have been home since March.

Young people are going to college, some for the first time but it will not be normal for a while yet.

Almost all classes are going to be virtual as this will be a new experience for them.

Some colleges are now on lock down due to outbreaks.

K through 12 will mostly be going to face to face learning with virtual options.

So, do we all notice how our businesses are different this fall, or will it just go back to normal?

will it ever go back to normal or will it be jumping forward in the new business climate?

On today’s premier post minute we wanted to discuss how to move on with our business this fall?

Business might never return to normal as nobody knows for sure.

So how do we move or jump forward as many of us cannot do business like we use too?

But even without a vaccine, the economy is growing and looking promising. So many of our customers are extremely busy as backlogs are growing.

We all need to find ways to grow our businesses especially with the improvement in the current business climate continues.

To learn more about how Premier Machine Tool can help get your business well-oiled again!

Text or email us the words “well oiled” and we will start showing you solutions that are working for our customers.

And if you are already are one of our great customers you know we are still here working to help whenever you need us.

With the weather changing outside, it is important to keep your head clear and positive. Remember business is either good or bad between your ears!

Make today a great day!

Enjoy and keep washing those hands.

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Labor Day Weekend a Celebration of Laborers

 
 

We hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend

As Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September which this year is Sept 7th.

In the wake of massive unrest and in an attempt to repair ties with the American workers, Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed it into law. We have now been celebrating the Labor Day holiday for the last 126 years.

On today’s premier post minute, we want to help get as many people back into manufacturing jobs as we can.

We have many of our customers actively searching for dedicated workers.

They have plenty of work but now need the people to fill these jobs.

Most of these companies could have more work if they could fill the jobs they have open.

Plus we are working with our friends who have lost their jobs due to the uncertain times and the pandemic to help get them new jobs.

So if you are looking for employees or if you are looking for work please text or email us the words “Labor Day” and we will connect you with some great opportunities.

This weekend let us celebrate all the contributions and achievements the American workers have accomplished.

Have a productive weekend, stay safe, stay healthy and continue to wash those hands!

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Wrong Tool for your Job?

 
 

How Frustrated are you to not have the right tool for the task at hand?

We have tools that might be right for their job but not for hammering in the nail in this board.

On today’s episode of the premier post minute we are going to be discussing the versatility of Hwacheon turning centers.

Whether you are looking for a lighting fast linear guide way machine to complete light to medium duty production parts quickly. Or a heavy-duty box way turning center to work on larger parts or your hard materials that might need a lot more rigidity to remove your material, Hwacheon is sure to have the best solution for your specific project.

To learn more about how Premier Machine Tool can help match you with the right tools for the job, call or text us the word "Versatility" to (414) 254-5150.

We look forward to you becoming one of our partners and as always, stay safe and be sure to keep washing those hands!

 

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Accepting or Frustrated with New Technology?

 
 

Accepting or Frustrated with New Technology

Can you believe how Technology has changed our lives and reshapes the way we live it.

Some people love it, and some are truly frustrated with it.

Nevertheless, we have all seen the benefits of technology as it has changed and made our workplaces easier and more efficient.

Just think how our lives would be today if Laptop computers or IPads were never invented?

we might still be stuck going to the office to work on those large units on top of our desks.

What about the telephone which use to be attached by a cord that was plugged into your house and was it was unthinkable to be mobile

but now your cell phone can go with you anywhere.

And what about the Co2 Metal Cutting laser machines that were invented in the 1960s

while most manufactures were still pushing this old technology in the last two years even though Fiber Laser machines have been rapidly replacing them.

In today’s premier post minute and we wanted to discuss our Eagle Fiber Laser technologies we offer that will make your current laser machines obsolete before you know it.
 

But right now, Fiber Laser technology is moving fast, as Eagle was the first with 6kw, 8kw, 10kw and 12kw machines. And back in 2018 Eagle was able to offer 15kW as we have many customers currently with these machines.

And now in 2020, we can offer 20 kw Fiber Laser cutting machines.

Most of our competition can only dream of this technology as they only offer 10kw with some trying 12kw without much success.

Eagle is transforming the flat stock fiber laser cutting business today and for years to come and this year Eagle just move the target further ahead of the competition with 20 kw.

we would love to have you as one of our customers, please text or email us the words “Eagle Technology”

and we will start with a virtual call to show you this incredible machine with the most reliable cutting head in the industry.

We look forward to showing you the Eagle Fiber Laser.

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Why do we still deal with pesky salesmen?

 
 

I have been told by one of my customers that they have had an opportunity to deal with several machine tool salesman before and most of them....well the good ones are annoying and the bad ones you just don't want to have anything to do with them. Interesting???

I have another customer who said that during a long machine evaluation, the salesman was calling several times a week and was pushy. He even went above the contacts to his boss to try and get a deal. And when that did not work, the salesman’s owner called him and apologized for his salesman’s aggressiveness. The contact thought maybe it was just that salesman until that owner keep calling him just as aggressively as the salesman, even though the contact expressed that their machine had been ruled out as it was not right for them.

In today’s premier post minute, we wanted to discuss how there is a different experience available.

When I hear stories like this and most of you have them, I always ask myself- why do they keep dealing with these types of people?

We would love to have you as one of our customers, let us start with texting or emailing me the words “salesman story” and we can share one of our pesky salesman stories.

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Get some Humor back into your life

 
 

Humor

Henny Youngman was a English/American comedian and musician who was most famous for his mastery of the one liners...one of his most famous was: take my wife.... please.

He wrote a simple book called the 400 traveling salesmen’s jokes back in 1966. so, I bet you can wonder how politically correct today it would be......but I must admit most of you would still find humor in it today.

With today’s craziness and uncertain times, how often do you look or find humor as a way to get through these times.

In today’s premier post minute we thought it would be good to talk humor on this Monday morning as we start the week.

With everything going on in the world and all the bad news being report, maybe it is better that we just get a little humor added in our lives to help us cop.

We would love to have you as one of our customers and share some humor. Text or email me the word “humor” and I will share a story for the traveling salesmen book. Or if you have a funny story about yourself please text or email it to me at 414-254-5150.

Enjoy some laughter today and for that matter…. every day.

Thank you and keep washing those hands!

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Do your customers Perceive your Value?

 
 

How often do you ask yourself; do I want to save money or make a profit?

Studies show that 30-40% of people will buy price every time, that is the bad news for many that play in that arena: Those who sell on cheap prices do so because they know what their product is worth. Whoa....

Also, it tells me that the customer didn’t perceive any value and therefore there was none.

In today’s premier post minute, we want to give you some ideas for yourself to show value to your customers.

if 30-40% buys on police then the good news for the rest of us is that means 60-70% will buy value.

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Who needs a little Safety help?

 
 

Over the last 6 months, all safety measures have had to change not only at home but at the shop too. Now everyone must wear a mask indoors which cannot be very productive for shop employees.

We have been in many shops and having our temperature taken and filling out health and safety questionnaires as this is now become the norm.

Plus, we have seen all different levels of safety and it really depends on what suites each shop the best.

In today’s episode of the Premier Post Minute I am going to discuss the old saying......safety first!

So, if you need a few tips or suggestions on how we can help you to implement more safety, just let us know. Call, email, or text us the word “Safety” to 414-254-5150.

We look forward to you becoming one of our customers, but we can only do that if we all stay safe and healthy.

Just remember Safety rules are your best tools!

Enjoy your day and continue to wash those hands!

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Lists that make you think and create

 
 

There is a new book coming out by Michael Heppell called 17.

It is a book about lists of 17

17 The little way to get a lot done, increase your productivity, remove wasted time and accomplish more than you ever thought possible

17 is your ultimate productivity guide,17 minutes is short enough to create a sense of urgency. Yet long enough to get something done. Michael Heppell is brilliant, and this is his first book in 8 years, and you should buy it.

I am personally excited to get my copy of his new book to read and reread.

But it made me think, Do we make time to make lists of the best things we each do in business?

In today’s premier post minute, I want you to remember back to what was best for you as history always has a way of repeating itself.

So, do you love your job? What were the best projects you have ever won? were they the most fun? And most profitable? who was there to help you get the project done? Who has been the best employees you have hired? And What were the best machines you have ever bought?

It is good time to reflect on this and see what made you most happy with each of those? Was the best project because you made a new relationship? Was the team best because they were most dedicated and confident about getting it done? Was the best employee hired because they gave it their all and cared about the job? And was your best machinery purchase because of the machine or was the dealers service and support was the best?

I challenge you today to take a moment for yourself and think how would you answer these questions?

We would love to have you as one of our customers but not before you have a chance to think about what made you most happy in the past and then call or text us the words “happy again” and we will get you your copy of the book 17 plus we will set up a meeting to discuss how we can help.

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"YOUR World" not "THE World"

 
 

It is crazy out there in THE world but most of us cannot do anything about it. We can only focus on OUR world.

But how do we do that? If we listen to the news we might never go outside again.

So, let me ask you, what has been happening in your business during these unprecedented times?

In today’s premier post minute we would really appreciate knowing how we can help you?

We all live in this crazy world but we can only control our world but how can you do that?

We need to Start by Focusing on our self’s first and then our employees, then on our businesses and then focus on our productivity.

At Premier, we help you focus on you and your productivity. And if we have a solution, we will provide it. If not, we are always more than willing to let you know who can help.

We would love to have you as one of our customers, please text or email me the words “your world” and we will start with a quick phone to see how we can help.

Remember what you stay focused on.... will grow.

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