As a second-generation business owner in manufacturing, Jim Carr has embraced the opportunities and challenges that come with managing the CNC machine shop that his father founded in 1972. Since becoming sole shareholder and President of CARR Machine & Tool in 2004, after 26 years of experience and full-time employment working for his father, Jim has steadily grown and evolved the business through innovative thinking and action. He is driven to leave a legacy for the third generation.
Today, CARR Machine & Tool Inc. produces high-value, high-quality precision CNC machined parts for diverse & elite industries; Medical, Department of Defense, Space & Exploration, Aviation and Automated Equipment in a full-service facility.
In 2014, recognizing the need for more resources for business leadership in manufacturing, Jim co-founded MakingChips, the #1 rated manufacturing podcast and YouTube series, with Jason Zenger of ZENGER’S. Through weekly episodes and speaking engagements, Jim equips and inspires manufacturing leaders with his experience, industry insights, and business knowledge.
- Don’t be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone and know that a little risk is okay.
- The cold call is back! People are looking for connections and more open to taking your call.
- Having a robust operating system, like the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), allows you to identify opportunities and to have the discipline to take action.
- The 3C’s of Business - Culture, Capabilities, and Capacity - are only possible if you commit to investing your time and energy into them.