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By Sid Chadwick “We also  test for ‘desire to learn’…..if a prospective employee doesn’t have an innate desire  to learn, there’s no need for us to invest our resources --- when there’s a built-in limitation – from the very beginning.”….................Tony Tedeschi, President, Piedmont Press & Graphics Warrenton, VA Introduction: The days of cheap... Read More

An American Printer Commentary By Andy & Julie Plata, Co-CEOs American Printer In our January 31 Commentary on Fujifilm’s proposed Xerox acquisition we stated the following: Although Xerox was valued at US$8 billion at the close of trade on Tuesday, Fujifilm announced Wednesday that they only paid $6.1 billion for the company. That seems like a bi... Read More

By Sid Chadwick “You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step- by-step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.”………..Barbara Bush Introduction: Let’s see, Fuji just bought Xerox for ….almost $2 billion….less…  then the closing share price --- this week…!. Don’t you wonder what the buyer and seller(s) were... Read More

Celebrating 15 Years of Service Elizabeth, NJ– January 19th, 2018 – Metrofuser, a leading global innovator, re-manufacturer and marketer of printers, parts and training announced a 15 year milestone today. “Metrofuser set out to be a boutique re-manufacturer,” said Will DeMuth, Chief Operating Officer, “establishing locations close to its customer ... Read More

By Sid Chadwick “My job duties have noticeably transitioned from managing jobs --- to developing and managing people --- particularly as we’ve expanded both our product lines…. and revenues…..”…..Mike Milota, V.P.of Manufacturing, WestAmerica Communications INTRODUCTION: Note: Not everyone thinks naturally in terms of,  “Where do we want to be in t... Read More

By Sid Chadwick “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”……………….John C.  Maxwell INTRODUCTION: A recent article, published by a relatively large association, and written by our own Bob Lindgren, was well written, logical, instructive….and missing critical elements of “stra... Read More