Episode 26 - Ed Dominion, D6 Inc, Sulphur Springs, TX
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
On this episode of Gone to Texas, Super Dave Quinn welcomes Ed Dominion, President of D6 Incorporated. Ed shares his experience first expanding to Sulphur Springs, eventually making it their headquarters. He talks about how the Sulfur Springs, Texas community welcomed and supported his company's move, offering insights into the positive impact on the local economy and the innovative recycling projects they've implemented. Ed shares why he loves being a part of a small community in Texas and how his business has thrived while other areas of the country have needed help filling positions and gr ..read more
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Episode 25 - David Gillrie, Hoover Treated Wood Products, Fairfield, TX
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
In this episode of Gone to Texas, Dave Quinn sits down with David Gillrie, President and CEO of Hoover Treated Wood Products, to discuss their expansion into Fairfield, Texas. David discusses why they chose Fairfield and why the central location was so important to their business. He also talks about the strategic importance of the Texas market and the role of economic developers in facilitating growth. From the challenges of building a new facility from the ground up to the importance of creating a supportive company culture, this conversation provides a wealth of knowledge for business owne ..read more
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Episode 24 - Roger Treacher, Marching USA, Gainesville, TX
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
Welcome to another episode of Gone to Texas. In today's episode, Dave sits down with Roger Treacher, the owner of Marching USA. Marching USA specializes in designing and manufacturing top-notch instruments and frames for the music education industry. Roger shares his journey from the United Kingdom to Texas when he was part owner of a snack food company and why he first picked the Dallas, TX area. He then talks about how his passion outside of work helped him discover the opportunity for his company, Marching USA, and why he moved his company to Gainesville, TX. He also discusses why he prefe ..read more
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Episode 23 - Courtney Radloff, Purveyors of Fragrance, Richardson, TX
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
Welcome to another exciting episode of Gone to Texas, where we welcome Courtney Radloff, Founder of Purveyors of Fragrance. Courtney shares her entrepreneurial journey and the challenges she has faced along the way. From building a business from scratch and having to navigate the complexities of the fragrance industry to suddenly having to move her business from California to Texas, Courtney's story is one of determination and resilience. Courtney shares how she started her journey, and why she was able to grow her company so quickly. She also talks about running a business with her husband ..read more
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Episode 22, Accasisa Martinez, Accasia’s Event Venue, Fairview, TX
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
Welcome to another episode of Gone To Texas, where Dave Quinn welcomes Accasisa Martinez of Accasia’s Event Venue in Fairview, TX. Accasisa talks about what it's like running an event business and how a post-COVID world and a desire for people to connect again in person inspired her to create her own business. They also discuss the ups and downs of running your own business and why being involved in the community has been one of Accasisa's biggest assets when growing her business. They also talk about how Fairview's EDC has been one of her most valuable resources in helping her not only get t ..read more
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Episode 21, Willy Dyck, CEO Besser Pro, Paris, TX
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
On this episode of Gone to Texas, Dave travels to Paris, TX and talks to Besser Pro CEO, Willy Dyck. Besser is a manufacturer of axels for utility, dump, flatbed, car haulers, and live stock trailers. Willy talks about why he loves growing his business in Paris, TX, from affordable living costs to a helpful Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Paris’ Economic Development Center has been committed to helping thrive, making new connections, and offering resources for growth. Willy also shares his personal experiences of balancing sales and production to ensure customer satisfaction while ex ..read more
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Episode 20, Economic Leaders from the Leadership Summit in Marshall, TX
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
In this special episode of Gone To Texas, Super Dave Quinn is joined by powerhouse guests live from this year’s Economic Summit and Leadership Conference hosted by Marshall, TX. Dave talks to Dr. Ray Perryman, President and CEO, The Perryman Group, Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council, Aaron Demerson, Commissioner Representing Employers for the Texas Workforce Commission, and Rich Froeschle, Senior Economist at the Texas State Technical College System at Texas State Technical College. They discuss why the current global economy can have a huge impact on econ ..read more
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Episode 19, Bart Day Provost for Texas State Technical College, Marshall Campus & Richelle Langley, Ed.D Superintendent - Marshall ISD
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
A thriving economy is only as good as the workforce development that a community is willing to build. Helping attract new students and work candidates to the city of Marshall, as week as preparing their current student body, are two large initiatives of the Marshall Economic Development Center. In this episode of Gone to Texas, Dave is joined by Bart Day, Provost for Texas State Technical College, Marshall Campus, and Richele Langley, Ed.D, Superintendent of Marshall ISD. Richele and Bart discuss the city's initiatives, including things like dual credits in helping kids explore their interest ..read more
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Episode 17 - Carsten Wagner, President/CEO, Wagner Tuning
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
Expanding your company to a new state can have many challenges, but imagine expanding to a whole new country. It’s the story of Carsten Wagner, President and CEO of Wagner Tuning, and he joins Dave on this episode of Gone to Texas, to tell his story of expanding to the United States, and picking Kilgore, Texas as his location. Carsten talks about why he chose Kilgore and what convincing his family was like when no one really knew much about Texas. (And honestly, many of them thought it was going to be open spaces and cowboys.) He also talks about making a move during the pandemic, and how i ..read more
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Episode 16 - Nick Ohman, General Manager, Aermotor Windmill Company
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by Super Dave Quinn, CECD
1M ago
You may take for granted the sight of a windmill while driving. However, its an industry that's still thriving, and one of the industry leaders is right in the heart of Texas. Aerator Windmill was started in 1883, and has been in the forefront of the windmill industry since its inception. After being moved to San Angelo in 1986, it’s been a staple in the city. In this episode of Gone to Texas, Dave Quinn is joined by Nick Ohman the General Manager of Aermotor Windmill Company to talk about the companies’ beginnings, and how they continue to innovate and grow in an industry that many don’t re ..read more
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