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Go See, Ask Why, Show Respect!

When you hear about a problem with a product, the first thing that goes through your head is “Now why would they do that?” Jumping to conclusions is a dangerous way to run your business. If you really think about it, no one in your company is trying to sabotage your business. More often than not someone has made a minor mistake or an accident occurred. Continue reading

The 8:08 Conference Call


By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President

I recently came across a book titled Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish. Harnish is the founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and knows a thing or two about growing a company.

Based on the habits of John D. Rockefeller, in his book, Harnish talks about the fundamental ideas that Rockefeller used to ultimately dominate the oil industry.  According to Harnish, there are three pillars to these habits:

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Flipping the Organizational Chart

org chart typical

Organizational charts are crucial for developing human resource policies and establishing managerial hierarchy. In many cases, the development of an organizational structure is the final piece that launches a small business to the next level. Most companies have an organizational chart and most of them have the President or CEO at the top, the Vice President next and the department head below the Vice President and so on. Continue reading

Coca-Cola, Braves and Max Coating…

Max Coating Atlanta Plant…What do they all have in common? They call Atlanta home!

We’re excited to announce that Max Coating has acquired a new high-capacity electrocoat and powdercoat facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

What does this new plant mean for our customers? In a nutshell, we’re able to coat bigger parts at higher processing speeds. It’s the next step in our effort to serve more customers faster and better! Continue reading

Catching Fly Balls

By Chuck Gault, Max Coatings President and CEO

baseball diamondI love baseball. I was introduced to the game at an early age and began playing when I was 7 years old. I played catcher until I was 20, and learned a lot during those years.

I’m always amazed by how often the rules and lessons of baseball apply in life and business.

In baseball, there’s a clear path of communication. When a ball is in the air, there’s no question about who should be going for the catch, because from Little League on, baseball players are taught who has priority over whom when it comes to catching fly balls.

The center fielder is the “top dog” when it comes to fly ball priority. This means that if a ball is heading toward two players, and the center fielder calls it, the other player must back off to avoid confusion. Next in line is the left or right fielder, followed by shortstop, second baseman, third baseman, first baseman, pitcher and, finally, catcher (I always hated being at the bottom of the list!). Continue reading