The lessons in the plant were often more illustrative than the cases in our business textbooks. This story illuminates the impact of ingenuity and innovation to evolve People, Process, and Technology.
A few years back, my brother, Greg, and I struggled over a gift to give our father for his 87th birthday. Dad was fiercely independent and “didn’t need a thing.” But Greg and I weren’t having it. We were adopted and Dad had given us the gift of a childhood. He had given us his name, his values, work ethic and his family history. We discussed several items but settled on rebuilding the