Manufacturing a Stronger Standard podcast addresses simplifying automated solutions for general industry and upskilling your workforce.

Derek DeGeest, and special guests, share relatable topics and applications meant to be educational, but more importantly, inspiring to help manufacturers through the robotics and automation movement in manufacturing. Bringing complex automated solutions to general industry in a simple way.

Automation in the Paint Shop: Robots with a Human Touch

Derek DeGeest, President, DeGeest Steel Works and LestaUSA, went on a search for ways to automate business processes, utilize software and technology, and help his employees accomplish more. What came next is an answer many general industry manufacturers are looking for too.

Upskilling Your Workforce Part I: A Focus On Employees Will Save the Future of Manufacturing

As robots, coding and technology continue to change how we live our lives, they also change how we do business. In the industry of manufacturing, robots are completely redefining the landscape. But, rather than taking jobs from humans, they’re making humans work more efficiently.

Upskilling Your Workforce Part II: How the Steel Industry is Attracting & Retaining New Talent in a Modernized World

As the technology-native Gen-Z comes of working age, flashy Silicon Valley jobs twinkle in their eye. But there’s another industry that is attracting these fresh young minds, and it is working hard to retain and invest in the people that choose to work there.

Upskilling Your Workforce Part III: Best Practices For Adding Automation That Empowers

Upskilling refers to giving employees additional tools and skills, elevating their knowledge and capabilities – and often your entire operation.

The Business of Overcoming Fear with Jim Rieffenberger and Derek DeGeest

Derek DeGeest and Jim Rieffenberger discuss how businesses can address overcoming fear with their employees. In work and daily life, […]