Spring is always a busy time for Mr. Chain. The weather is nice, sales pick
up and we often travel to trade shows and exhibitions. This year was no
exception. Brian Majestic, Sales Manager, Alex Bower, Marketing, and Maree Mulvoy, President, traveled to Orlando, Florida, in early April for the Grainger Show. The
show proved to be a wonderful networking event for Mr. Chain. With the success
of the show and as we experience our first year in Grainger's "Red
Book," we are looking forward to an exciting year.
Two weeks later Brian and Alex traveled to Galveston,Texas, to attend the NSC
Conference and Expo. Although, this show was
smaller than the Grainger Show, the attendees were valuable contacts for
Mr. Chain. Many attendees were concentrated in the Oil and Gas Industry, the
largest single industry for Mr. Chain sales.
Shows always prove to be mutually beneficial for attendees
and Mr. Chain. It is a great venue to
exchange ideas, learn the needs of our customersand educate our customers on
the many uses of our products.
National Safety CouncilExpo, Chicago, IL-
30 – October 2
American Society of Safety Engineers - Safety
Vegas, June 24-25-26
Stacey, our Vice President and Plant Manager, will celebrate 30 years
with the Company today, February 14. Over that time, Dennis has seen the
Company grow from a very small plastics injection-molding business,
making parts for automotive customers, to a 30 person injection molder
and extrusion business, making proprietary parts only for our own chain
of distributors. Dennis is responsible for all aspects of plant
operations, including product quality, production standards, worker
safety, and building, machine and tooling maintenance, etc. Over the
years, he has also been responsible for new product development which
begins with his drawings on a drafting table or CAD, and ends with
completed product testing in our factory. The 2" HD chain was one of
Dennis' many product ideas, as is the snap reflector, and he is now
working on the launch of our latest new product, the X-Treme Duty
Stanchion (see article left).
is originally from British Colombia, has lived in Alaska, and enjoys
hunting, fishing, riding his Harley, and spending time with his wife,
children and granddaughter. He lives in Copemish. MI.
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Seeing any effort to promote goods Made in the USA is an encouraging movement. When Phillip Fritts contacted Mr. Chain in early 2012 we were happy to participate by completing an interview for "Homegrown with Pride: USA". The Mr. Chain interview highlights our commitment to domestic manufacturing, quality products and timely service.
Once again northern Michigan has made it into the Top 10 places to
visit. TripAdvisor has named recommendations for fall color tours
nationwide with Traverse City, MI rolling in at No. 6. To see the
compete list click here. Below are some pictures from Mr. Chain's backyard.