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February 2017

Demand Innovation

Listen. Have you ever caught yourself listening but not really hearing? With so many distractions arounds us, it can be difficult to focus our full attention on one thing. But if we are going to be effective in our communications, we need to hear what others have to say. Listening is something we...

Doing Things Differently

Every day that goes by at Alexandria Industries, we look for opportunities to lead the way in our industry. This happens in every area in our organization. Whether we are researching the latest equipment technology to measure the strength of an aluminum-extruded product, or taking time to learn ...

Service Spotlight

Changing the way we do things to help customers address their pain-points is common practice at Alexandria Industries. Especially, when we know the challenges they are facing involve sourcing products and services. With the ongoing shortage of skilled workers, many manufacturers continue to ...

People Making a Difference

Peter, Andrew, James and John were in the middle of a typical day at work when Jesus offered them an invitation that would change their lives. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”  At once they left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:17-18) You can’t ...

Announcements

The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Echo Press newspaper announced their top 20 outstanding professionals younger than age 40 in the Alexandria Lakes Area. The organizations judge nominees based on their professional achievements, community involvement and overall depth of personal...

Customer's Voice

The best way to get new business is by word of mouth – hook, line and sinker. Recently, a manufacturer’s tool builder told him that it would be impossible to make the plastic-injection mold for his fishing lures to meet the product design’s requirements. After losing an entire season of ...

In The News

Alexandria Industries' solar market leader Mark Turley, shares his insights and tips on navigating the solar racking and mounting supply chain published in Solar Industry Today magazine. When choosing a manufacturing partner, racking and mounting providers should consider different sourcing...

Community Unity

Sometimes it seems like bad things just keep happening and we are seeing the worst of humanity—wars, famine, disease, violence, and natural disasters. With non-stop access to media on our mobile devices, along with the countless doomsday headlines, it is difficult to avoid or overlook the bad ...