• Looking At The Big Picture

    By Mark Chalfant on November 7, 2017

    As some of you know, I am stepping down as the leader of a great organization called MAMTC to work on the other side of the field. That is, I will be running a manufacturing organization, and I’m...

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  • Quinter, Kansas Sign

    Do you know the way to…Quinter, Kansas?

    By Mark Chalfant on August 8, 2017

    Previous blogs on the MAMTC site have discussed our organizational mission. That is, we work with the state’s 3100 manufacturers to help them be successful and grow their operation. This includes...

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  • MAMTC Alliance Partners (MAPs)

    By Mark Chalfant on May 5, 2017

    We have presented in previous MAMTC newsletters our new business model, one that we refer to as a Hub and Spoke model. In essence, the goal of the Hub and Spoke Model is to coordinate the vast MAMTC...

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  • Mr. Southeast Kansas

    By Mark Chalfant on March 31, 2017

    Steve Davis, aka Mr. Southeast Kansas, is retiring after a 25+ year career with MAMTC. In the words of one of Steve’s favorite singers,  Start spreading the news  I'm leaving today I want to be a...

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  • MAMTC’s New Approach: A Letter from the CEO

    By Mark Chalfant on February 15, 2017

    For over 25 years, MAMTC has helped our clients achieve success. We’ve worked with hundreds of Kansas manufacturers, helping them optimize their operations, develop their workforce, and see real...

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  • For the Love of ... Manufacturing?

    By Mark Chalfant on January 31, 2017

    February is the month of romance – flowers, chocolates, romantic dates…..and a prosperous manufacturing economy in the state. You read that right.  In addition to celebrating those that we love and...

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  • What?!? No Innovation Engineering?

    By Mark Chalfant on January 11, 2017

    Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “The only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper.” However, the truth is, as the leader of an organization you should consistently be looking for...

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  • What time is it?

    By Mark Chalfant on December 21, 2016

    There is so much to do and I really don’t have time to stop and write this blog…   I’m just like you.  My boss gives objectives that need to be accomplished to ensure a successful business, and...

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  • Making Thanks on this Thanksgiving

    By Mark Chalfant on November 22, 2016

    When I was a child, my favorite holiday was Christmas followed very quickly by my birthday. I guess I’m not unique in that respect either. But as I’ve aged, I’ve come to view Thanksgiving as my...

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  • October Update

    By Mark Chalfant on September 28, 2016

    Fall is here, and to me that means football. Lots and lots of football. I personally enjoy the college game more than the professional game, as I find it more entertaining because of the wide variety...

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