The Bowden Blog is Back! 3 Thank You’s and 3 Encouragements

It’s been too long, but the Bowden Blog is back!

We’re going with video – very fun and just a little bit scary for me! – and I’m sure they’ll get better over time!

Just wanted to kick things off with three Thank You’s:

  • Dennis Hanink – Mentor & Friend to me and to Bowden
  • Darren Hardy – Personal Development Teacher & Coach
  • Amy McCartney – My loving wife and Inspiration to Me

And three Encouragements:

  • Seek out Mentorship
  • Begin on a Path of Personal Development
  • Share Your Love with Others

Have a great day!
– Andy

 

Retirement Celebration! Sandi Pandy – 33 Years of Energy, Dedication & Love

Taryn - Sandi - Kathy
Taryn – Sandi – Kathy

It was a warm Saturday afternoon when the Team at Bowden gathered with their families to celebrate the career of Sandi Pandy.

For over 33 years, Sandi’s enthusiasm has been a hallmark of Bowden’s world as Sandi worked tirelessly doing so many different tasks:  Payroll, HR, purchasing, accounting, party planning, answering the phone, inventory, budgeting…..the list could go on and on.

Sandi has been such an important part of all that we do and we wish her well as she plans to spend much more time with her family in the months and years ahead.  Thanks very much, Sandi, for all that you’ve added into our lives!

Sandi - Carl - Mike In Front of Sandi's Surprise Piano!
Sandi – Carl – Mike
In Front of Sandi’s Surprise Piano!

Five Critical Themes in U.S. Manufacturing

 

Bowden Manufacturing (Current)
Bowden Manufacturing (Current)

Ranked in the top 5 Industrial Markets in the U.S., Northeast Ohio has one of the highest concentrations of manufacturing companies with almost 10,000 facilities (NEOisGreat 06′).

Bowden Manufacturing, located in Willoughby, Ohio, is a mainstay on this list! With growth in the Aerospace, Defense, and Oil & Gas industries coupled with technological innovations predicted over the next decade; the future is looking bright for Bowden MFG. and Northeast Ohio Manufacturing!

 

 

Here is a list of 5 Critical Points in U.S. Manufacturing from Industry Week.

  • Strong end-market demand is driving companies to produce closer to their customer base.
    • Proximity to the customer base allows for greater responsiveness, better positioning in the markets being served and more accurate demand forecasts.
  • Managing supply chain risk
    • Manufacturing disruptions that occur overseas can be easier to manage by shortening the supply chain.
  • Narrowing differences in energy and labor costs.
    • The shift from labor-intensive to technology-intensive manufacturing processes has made the U.S. more competitive and diminished the benefit of outsourcing to lower-cost countries.
  • The importance of innovation, differentiation and speed to market
    • American companies have a competitive advantage when it comes to producing technologically advanced, differentiated goods that require precision manufacturing and rigorous quality control.
  • The importance of business environment and regional attractiveness
    • The U.S. has stronger laws and institutions relative to developing economies which provides companies greater intellectual property protection and higher safety standards.

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