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Steve Strong’s Vision for Concept Systems Going into 2023

After a momentous twenty-three years, Michael Helm has stepped down in his role as CEO with Concept Systems. Helm passed the torch down to Steve Strong, who chatted with host Tyler Kern about his future-forward visions for Concept Systems.  After spending almost 15 years at the Boeing Company, Strong knows a thing or two about design and Read more

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Steve Strong’s Vision for Concept Systems Going into 2023
After a momentous twenty-three years, Michael Helm has stepped down in his role as CEO with Concept Systems. Helm passed the torch down to Steve Strong, who chatted with host Read more
Deconstruction
Deconstruction: The Importance of Design in Pre-Construction
Design plays a critical role in the pre-construction phase of a project. At VCC, their In-House Design and Construction Integration team gets involved in all projects from start to finish. Read more
Engineering & Construction
Meeting the New Members of Cla-Val
Host of Valve Chronicles, Tyler Kern, spoke with members of the Cla-Val team, including two new members that the company “moved Heaven and Earth” to get on the team. Those two new members are Read more
Engineering & Construction
Live from FABTECH 2021: Eddie Saunders of Flex Machine Tools
This is another episode of “Manufacturing A Stronger Standard” live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp., Derek DeGeest, talked with Eddie Saunders, Creative Read more
Engineering & Construction
Finishing Industry Trends and Challenges: Manufacturing A Stronger Standard
This episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard is live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp. Derek DeGeest, talked with Scott Francis, editor-in-chief of Read more
Engineering & Construction
Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Richard Wilcox and LestaUSA Increasing Customers’ Production with New Automation Systems
Achieving automation on the finishing side requires many pieces—two of the most important being the conveyor system and robotics. Host of Manufacturing a Stronger Standard Derek DeGeest spoke Read more

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The Importance of Climate Control for Poultry Farmers in Texas
August 11, 2022
 In this episode, Tyler Kern talks with Heidi Hudson co-owner of Hudson Farms. They discuss the importance of climate control for poultry farmers in the hot state of Texas. Hudson’s background is in Read more
Daimler Truck Shrugs Off Supply-Chain Issues With Rising Sales
August 11, 2022
(Bloomberg) -- Daimler Truck Holding AG said demand for commercial vehicles will continue to outweigh supply in the second half of the year after the German manufacturer reported better-than-expected quarterly Read more
Micron’s Warning Adds to Evidence of Collapsing Chip Demand
August 11, 2022
(Bloomberg) -- Micron Technology Inc., the leading US maker of memory semiconductors, became the latest chipmaker to declare that demand is falling off rapidly. It warned investors that revenue won’t Read more
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Steve Strong’s Vision for Concept Systems Going into 2023
August 9, 2022
After a momentous twenty-three years, Michael Helm has stepped down in his role as CEO with Concept Systems. Helm passed the torch down to Steve Strong, who chatted with host Tyler Kern about his future-forward visions for Concept Systems.  After spending almost 15 years at the Boeing Company, Strong knows a thing or two about design and Read more
Deconstruction: The Importance of Design in Pre-Construction
July 11, 2022
Design plays a critical role in the pre-construction phase of a project. At VCC, their In-House Design and Construction Integration team gets involved in all projects from start to finish. Donn Calaway, Chief Design Officer at VCC, heads up the design and construction integration group. He sat down with Gabrielle Bejarano to talk about some of the essential Read more
Meeting the New Members of Cla-Val
July 7, 2022
Host of Valve Chronicles, Tyler Kern, spoke with members of the Cla-Val team, including two new members that the company “moved Heaven and Earth” to get on the team. Those two new members are Shirley Nelson, Fueling Sales Manager, and Jimmy Kmetz, Technical Sales Engineer, who had worked together for years before Tom Boriack, Director of Fueling, was able to Read more
Live from FABTECH 2021: Eddie Saunders of Flex Machine Tools
July 2, 2022
This is another episode of “Manufacturing A Stronger Standard” live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp., Derek DeGeest, talked with Eddie Saunders, Creative Director and host at FlexLive of Flex Machine Tools. Flex Machine Tools designs and manufactures a wide range of machine tools including Waterjets, Vertical Machining Read more
Finishing Industry Trends and Challenges: Manufacturing A Stronger Standard
July 2, 2022
This episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard is live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp. Derek DeGeest, talked with Scott Francis, editor-in-chief of Products Finishing, the media brand devoted to all things finishing. The company covers the latest equipment, technology, processes, and best practices when it comes to Read more
Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Richard Wilcox and LestaUSA Increasing Customers’ Production with New Automation Systems
July 2, 2022
Achieving automation on the finishing side requires many pieces—two of the most important being the conveyor system and robotics. Host of Manufacturing a Stronger Standard Derek DeGeest spoke with Systems Sales Manager Matt Chorski of Richards-Wilcox Conveyors about their partnership as an Authorized Equipment Partner of LestaUSA while at FABTECH Read more
Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Nordson Customer Success with LestaUSA Technology
July 2, 2022
Derek DeGeest was back at FABTECH 2021 for another Manufacturing a Stronger Standard conversation. He spoke with Frank Mohar, Regional Sales Manager at Nordson, about the partnership between the companies and the future of finishing automation. Nordson is an Authorized Equipment Partner of LestaUSA. Mohar recalled that at the 2019 FABTECH was the Read more
FABTECH Show Kickoff and Overview of Solutions Distributed by DeGeest
June 30, 2022
This is another episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp., Derek DeGeest, talked with Brad Ruppert, Engineering Manager, and Application Specialist at LestaUSA. They spoke about FABTECH and what they’ve done at previous shows. This is the second time that they have been at FABTECH, Read more
Adapting Existing and New Wagner Solutions to Leverage Self-Learning Robots
June 30, 2022
This episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard was live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp., Derek DeGeest, talked with JR Rogers, National Sales Manager for Engineered Systems for Wagner, a leading global manufacturer of systems for surface finishing with liquid paints, powder coating, adhesives, and sealant materials. Read more