A recent article in the Muskegon Chronicle reported the passing of a Muskegon industrialist….Gerorge Cannon. Muskegon was and to some extent is a manufacturing town. In the 50’s….60’s….70’s….manufacturing was centered around old-line manufacturing….like Campbell, Wyant, Cannon….a cast-iron foundry. Eventually many of the plants….closed or were merged with other companies.

The Cannon name however still remains….Cannon-Muskegon. Cannon-Muskegon is still in the foundry business….now it is high-tech….high-value metals….like those used in turbine blades.

The success in manufacturing or any business/organization is the ability to change/adapt to a changing environment. It’s not complicated….yet not every organization has the ability to do it.

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