“My bags are packed, I’m ready to go” goes the old John Denver song “Leavin’ On a Jet Plane”. Spring has traditionally been my busiest time since I started ProBusiness Video ten years ago this summer. But it’s in the the past five I’ve had the extraordinary opportunity to witness and document the transformation and resurgence of manufacturing by working for the world’s third largest maker of computer-aided-design computer-aided manufacturing (CADCAM) software, Delcam based in Birmingham UK. The changes have been incredible: for them, for me, and for the thousands of companies and workers who’ve joined this revolution and prospered for their foresight and hard work.
Every spring, I begin taking my gear all over the U.S. and Canada (last year I also went to England) making videos about the people and companies who use Delcam’s software to design and make stuff. I also make instructional, promotional and other videos for the company year-round. Today, I leave for Colorado where I’ll spend a few days in Colorado Springs and Denver. I love working with smart, dedicated folks who are part-artist, part-mechanic, and all business: mostly small businesses of fewer than 25 employees but some with several hundred.
These are the folks who make our cars, tools, gadgets, just about anything you can think of, and lot of stuff you’d never believe if you didn’t see it. They make our lives better and safer through their creativity, determination, and good, old-fashioned know-how. I particularly consider our customer testimonials not just marketing tools but tributes those leading the American and Canadian economies into a new era of prosperity. You don’t know who they are and may not care. But I hope you check out this video and any of the others on my YouTube channel to see not only how fascinating and important what they and Delcam do is, but how we can do that for you and your company too.