Changes ~

Word is out on the street; things are changing at Ussery Printing.

Change makes most of us uncomfortable, even when it’s for the best. The discomfort arises out of not knowing what will happen next. New people are coming on board from the recent closing of Padgett Printing and we’re full of anticipation to see how we will all work together.

I don’t know a whole lot about the football draft but I can see a correlation when you are talking about recruiting talent. Ussery already has great talent, but the addition of some new people will give us greater depth in our abilities as a team. Isn’t that how it works in sports? If a valuable player gets side-lined or isn’t performing up to par, the other team members pick up the slack?

Over the years we’ve watched many great printers close their doors, from the traditional Heritage Press to the new-age Buchanan Visual Communications, and those are just two of many. Every time a printer fails we have a choice in how we react to the news. I’ve been involved in my share of plant closures and thankfully have always rebounded. Some people have been fortunate to never endure a closing, but the people who can claim that are getting harder to find. It’s humbling when it happens and all the employees deserve our respect knowing how hard they fought, even if their shop closed. Some have spent a life-time in an industry we’re all still struggling to maintain. It’s important to support our own teams, but also let’s unite to support the game.

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2 thoughts on “Changes ~

  1. Cathy,
    Well said, not knowing the details still I like your analogy. I want to be on your team, appreciate your wisdom and insight.

    The business world is in a state of dramatic change, the game is changing, the teams we play on are changing everyday, we too must change if we are continue to have a place of influence and relevance.

    Hope all is well for all involved.

  2. Thank you for your kind words Kevin. Hope you and your family are doing well. I’m going to post a story on your wall I’d like you to read…it’s about an old friend of ours. C~

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