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Inspiring Innovation with Greg Brown

Apr 24, 2024
Posted by Chelsey Trevino

In this enlightening episode of Inspiring Innovation, I had the pleasure of hosting Greg Brown,
the seasoned Plant Manager of Polo Custom Products in Louisville, Mississippi. Greg’s
extensive background in manufacturing, paired with a disciplined leadership style honed in the
military, has significantly contributed to the Louisville facility’s success. This facility stands out for its vast square footage, comprehensive capabilities, and exceptional team spirit. During our conversation, Greg provided a fascinating overview of the facility’s main manufacturing
processes, including sewing, RF operation, and forming, highlighting the meticulous attention to
detail and precision ingrained in every step from raw material intake to final product delivery. He
proudly shared the proactive measures taken to ensure product quality and consistency,
meeting ISO certification standards and customizing training programs for new hires, thereby
fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement. Greg also discussed the tactical
approaches to navigating the challenges of supply chain disruptions and maintaining on-time
delivery records, underscoring the importance of adaptability and resourceful problem-solving in
today’s competitive landscape. Looking ahead, we explored future goals for the facility, focusing
on efficiency optimization and embracing technological advancements to stay ahead in the
manufacturing sector. It was truly inspiring to learn how the Louisville team’s dedication and
innovative strategies have set a high standard in custom manufacturing, serving a diverse range
of industries with unparalleled expertise and commitment. Tune in to gain valuable insights
from one of the industry’s leading voices on spearheading innovation and driving success in

00:00 Welcome to Inspiring Innovation: Meet Greg Brown
01:51 Deep Dive into Manufacturing Processes at Louisville
05:28 Ensuring Quality and Consistency in Manufacturing
09:01 Navigating Supply Chain Challenges and Meeting Deadlines
11:59 Addressing Diverse Industry Needs and Challenges
13:59 Evolving Manufacturing Processes and Equipment Upgrades
16:36 Investing in Employee Training and Development
20:47 Cultivating a Strong Workplace Culture and Community
23:51 Quality Control and Assurance Strategies
27:28 Optimizing Efficiency and Productivity in Manufacturing
30:56 Future Goals and Staying Competitive in the Industry
32:51 Wrapping Up: Insights and Future Directions

A Triple Play for Industrial OEMs – Polo Custom Products

Learn more about Polo Custom Products

Polo Custom Product designs, engineers, and manufactures custom products for OEMs in the
medical, fire & safety, and defense industries. Polo Custom Products has experts on staff to
globally source and procure your specialty formulation materials. Our experts in quality
assurance test and ensure all custom products meet standards and your requirements.
This show is part of the ICT Podcast Network. For more information visit ictpod.net

Chelsey Trevino

Marketing Manager