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Becoming Problem Solvers


Richmond Industries is investing in people to help take the company from a small to a medium-sized manufacturer. SHANNON WETZEL, SENIOR EDITOR


Richmond Industries currently employs about 40 people, many of whom have worked in the met- alcasting facility for decades.


small copper and aluminum sand cast- ing facility to the next level of produc- tion. He has been paving the path for that growth in the last few years


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ichmond Industries General Manager Keith DiGrazio is ready to take the


with investment in casting production improvements and a commitment to an aggressive sales strategy. Now the addi- tion of two higher level positions will help support the evolving operation. “I consider us small,” DiGrazio


said. “For a company to go from small to medium to large, you have


to develop people who think or have more capacity to think. We need people to be problem solvers.” Te staff at Richmond Industries,


Dayton, N.J., is high on hard-working floor operators, but DiGrazio felt the time he had to spend in the office dealing with the day-to-day running


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