I just love to visit our clients. Today (13 May 2019), I was visiting Devon Barnes, President of Advanced Coil Technology, LLC in Owatonna, Minnesota. Advanced Coil makes liquid-to-air coils for any application.
Nathan Pienta of Automatic Handling International asked me to stop by and provide their engineers and managers with a talk on the state of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Naturally, I was delighted to do so and fulfilled his request on 12 Mar 19 at their facility in Erie, Michigan.
On my recent trip to Singapore, Austin Davey, CEO of Build Run Repair (BRR), invited me to their offices. Build Run Repair is part of the Visy (Australia) and Pratt Industries (USA) group of companies.
On January 16, 2019, Jim Thompson gave his career lessons talk to a class of new Pratt employees training for the upcoming startup up of the mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, planned for later this year. Covering subjects from "The 3 Freshman Years" to "Final Exit" Thompson shared career experiences from forty-nine years in industry.
We trialed this idea in the second half of last year--call on those in the pulp and paper industry (this includes manufacturers and suppliers--to join me for an informal lunch once a quarter or so. It seems to be taking off.