When Dave Gargett first started at Decade Products in 2000, they had very few accounts and one salesperson. That salesperson was Dave. “I was told I would have my own territory and could be based out of my hometown, Grand Rapids, MI. I quickly learned that my territory was the entire USA,” remembers Dave. Flash forward 20 years and Dave is now the National Sales Manager and has six regional sales representatives reporting to him, and Decade Products has grown right along with him.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 14:29

Employer of Choice Conference

Join Axios HR and Chemical Bank on March 25th for the first annual Employer of Choice Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The half-day conference will feature special keynote speaker Francesca Gino, author of the New York Times bestseller Rebel Talent. Additionally, industry experts from sponsor organizations will lead targeted breakout sessions on culture development, talent attraction, and building an award winning company culture in 2019. These breakout sessions will equip business leaders with practical tools and methods for becoming true employers of choice in West Michigan.

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 22:30

Behco-MRM Brings Universal Robots to Life

In the last 5 years, the Michigan manufacturing market has witnessed the introduction of a new collaborative robot (Cobot) on the production floor.  Designed to work alongside workers, Cobots are solving the labor problems for companies that have dirty and/or repetitive work.

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Good, bad or otherwise, disruption is inevitable. At least, that is what we’ve come to expect. In the modern age, we’ve experienced three industrial revolutions to-date – steam and water power, electricity and assembly lines, and computerization. Yet, another is coming. Are you ready for what’s next? 

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Sunday, 09 December 2018 17:33

The Value of a Graduate Degree

What is a graduate degree? A graduate degree can be a master’s, specialist, or doctorate degree earned after completing coursework beyond the bachelor’s level.

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As a four-student engineering team at Lake Superior State University discovered, ambient lighting rarely fits the bill for sophisticated vision applications.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 23:01

The Missing Middle

When it comes to training, key members of our manufacturing workforce are being overlooked.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 22:38

Succession Planning: Finding Your Exit

For some, owning a company is the American dream. At some point in their lives, many Americans will develop and own companies. Some will thrive, and some will fail. For the ones who develop successful companies there will come a time where they will transfer control through sale, retirement, or even death.

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Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are forecast to contribute to the rapid, continued growth of the marketing automation industry.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018 17:20

Connecting Creatives to Community

Entrepreneurs and inventors often find themselves isolated and working alone. If you are ready to get out of your crowded home office and connect with a like-minded community of people, the Muskegon Innovation Hub has something just for you.

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