I have been working in the converting business since 1985 and I have never seen so many external inputs converge on the industrial sector at one time and hope I never do again. It has made business planning and proactive activities, let’s just say, exciting. Distractions Covid-19 – Pandemics are obviously rare so planning for […]
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Let’s face it, nobody likes to be wrong about anything. It challenges your sense of self confidence, it’s embarrassing, and it just doesn’t feel good. That said, being wrong is where learning takes place. When people are correct, they move to the next thing. There is no need for reflection or thinking. Being wrong forces […]
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Why does my dog look me in the eye? He could look at my ears, my nose, my shoulders, etc.; but for whatever reason he looks into my eyes. And why does he cock his head a bit sideways when he is focused on trying to understand what I am saying? And finally, why I […]
Comments Off on If You Want to Influence People, Pay Close Attention to Emotions!
I have a technical behavior type and I pride myself on making fact-based decisions. As my years in the work force have progressed and my hair has moved past grey to white, I have come to realize that emotions are way more important than facts when working with others. For a person like me to […]
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Do you want your credibility to skyrocket? Learn how to run great meetings! I was recently attending a social gathering and a gentleman that served on a committee where I was the chair over 10 plus years ago came up to me and introduced me to his wife as the guy who ran the best […]
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Over my career, I have had the opportunity to experience many decisions being made, a nice way to say I’m getting old. I have seen good ones and bad ones and I have made good ones and bad ones. Ultimately, over 90% of the value any person is to any organization is directly related to […]
Comments Off on Using 3M Thinsulate to Manufacture Lighter, Quieter Cars
With mounting public concern over sustainability and increasingly strict fuel economy regulations, automakers worldwide are now focusing their efforts on lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles. In fact, by 2025, automaker fleets in the United States and Europe will need to average more than 60 miles per gallon. To meet these new guidelines, automakers must implement incremental […]
Comments Off on New Year, New Videos! See What We’ve Been Doing at CGR
Water jet cutting, kiss cutting, custom die work — it was all on display at our Wisconsin Open House this past October. Our team was on-hand to help guests get acquainted with some of these state of the art machines, and took the opportunity to chat about some of our most successful recent projects. See […]
Comments Off on CGR’s Open House: Facility Tour, New Equipment and More
CGR Products will be hosting an open house at our Wisconsin facility — offering tours of our ISO 9001:2008-certified facility and showcasing our new high-quality equipment. We want to show you our new state-of-the-art machinery used for our custom cutting and fabrication services. Our equipment is involved in a number of manufacturing processes, including die […]
Comments Off on Which Gasket Materials Are OEMs Using in Your Industry?
Construction applications and marine applications are both regularly exposed to extreme environments — from dust and chemicals to humidity and fluctuating temperatures. With conditions like this, specialty materials are required. CGR routinely works with OEMs whose products undergo these conditions, during which we’ll partner with industry-leading suppliers to make sure their materials and our manufacturing […]