MADE HERE: A podcast and video series

A series focused on those that drive manufacturing forward, which drives the city they are a part of. We bring their stories to you.

Manufacturing Happy Hour interviews and shares the stories of some of the best manufacturers, OEMs, integrators and local solution providers in our communities, from around the country.   
Brought to you by the Industrial Solutions Network

MADE HERE: Louisville Manufacturing Story

There is more to this town than what you see on the surface, that makes it one of the most pivotal manufacturing regions in the U.S.

We explore what manufacturing means to this community, and those that contribute to its success.

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Made Here: Welcome to Louisville

Our locations and partners are a part of every community we work in and our customers, who are making things, are an integral part of that community and what drives it.  We are telling their stories, our story of the manufacturing community of Louisville.  We are joined by Amatrol who are shaping the future of the manufacturing workforce, Opus Integration who are bring the bourbon industry into the 21st century, to E&H of the Industrial Solutions Network that is the glue of building and supporting this community.

Opus Integration Distillery Tour Conversation

There is another side of the bourbon operation you don't always see. It's becoming more modern and data driven. It's made for go, not for show, and Opus Integration is helping Heaven Hill keep up with demand and improve your favorite beverage and how it gets made here!

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A "Distributor" Conversation

"Distributors" have evolved. "Distributor" barely scratches the surface of what we do. Watch as they walk the facility talking about how we provide more than what you just see on the shelves and in the warehouse.

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Amatrol Facility Tour Conversation

Everyone in manufacturing may be familiar with this story and you may be tired of hearing about it.
It's the workforce struggles at plants all around the country.

But we walk the facility of Amatrol, with Kent Powell, to talk about what they are doing and what it means to give someone the opportunity to be trained and find a career that changes lives.

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Interview E&H Louisville

Keeping the manufacturers running is the purpose of the inventory on the shelf, because otherwise it's simply just stuff. But modern distribution, isn't about stuff, its data, technology and services, which doesn't fit on shelves.

Listen to Nate Bucklew of E&H on how they are modernizing to support manufacturers. 

E&H is an Industrial Solutions Network location.

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Listen to the Podcasts

Listen to how Kent Powell and Amatrol are shaping the future of the manufacturing workforce (Episode 159),  how Opus Integration is modernizing the bourbon process (Episode 162) and E&H changing the game of distribution to better help Louisville manufacturers better make things (Episode 163).

You can find the podcasts on Manufacturing Happy Hour's channels.

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Find the full video interviews and their condensed stories as we walk their facility and find out how they are changing the industry and culture in Louisville

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Made in Louisville


We tour their facility and sit down with Kent Powell of Amatrol to learn how they are changing lives, training the workforce that helps build Louisville and beyond.

Amatrol is the world's leader in skills-based, interactive technical learning.

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Opus Integration

We walk the Heaven Hill Distillery in Louisville and sit down and talk to Don and Scott of Opus Integrations on what bourbon means to this community and how they are transforming how it's made and how they help who makes it.

Opus Integration is a systems integration company located in Buckner, KY.

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E&H Louisville

We site down and walk the aisles with Nate of E&H of Louisville to talk on what makes a modern solutions provider and how they are helping the whole manufacturing community thrive and manufacture in the modern landscape.

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Manufacturing Happy Hour

The Industrial Solutions Network has partnered with Manufacturing Happy Hour to help tell the stories of our partners and our manufacturing communities.  

Chris has been making manufacturing current, cool and approachable 1 pint and 1 conversation at a time.