PODCAST: Interview with Legacy Precision Molds

MMT Editorial Director Christina Fuges sat down with The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to get to know Tom and Tyler VanRee, the father and son team of Legacy Precision Molds. They tackled corporate culture, family values, succession planning and so much more.

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"The greatest companies are really good at communicating," says Tom VanRee of Legacy Precision Molds. And this 14-person shop is committed to a communication process focused on transparency, honesty and not keeping its people in the dark. Part of this process is a strategy for motivating and inspiring employees, which includes inspirational quotes that Tyler VanRee shares with the team. Here is a sampling:

  • “What stresses people out is ambiguity, not change.” John Felkins
  • “Best is the enemy of better.” Author Unknown
  • “The water doesn’t flow until the faucet is turned on.” J. Maxwell
  • “It’s better to construct the future than it is to varnish the past.” J. Maxwell
  • “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” P.T. Barnum
  • “Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.” Bob Burg
  • “Success never comes instantaneously. It comes from taking many small steps.” John Maxwell
  • “You always learn more when things don’t go right versus when they do.” Joe Theismann
  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” CS Lewis
  • “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” Author Unknown
  • “People won’t care about you if you don’t care about them.” David Novak
  • “When you take action—the feedback loop is very fast.” Jay Papasan
  • “The most successful people in life are those that are successful at plan B.” Jay Papasan
  • “Are you working to prove yourself, or are you working to improve yourself?” Adam Grant
  • “Don’t let your mistakes define you. Rather, let them refine you.” Author Unknown
  • “Disciplined use of the time everybody else wastes can give you the edge.” Dan Kennedy
  • “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” Mary Angelou
  • “I have known a thousand scamps; but I never met one who considered himself so. Self-knowledge isn’t so common.” Ouida

Intrigued? Well, there's more. I sat down with The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to get to know Tom and Tyler VanRee, the father and son team of Legacy Precision Molds. We tackled corporate culture, family values, succession planning and so much more.

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