Host Jesse Tyler is joined by three great co-owners at Web Industries: Jeremy Goodwin, Production Supervisor (28 years); Stephen Holt, Manufacturing Operator II (28 years); Rodney Giguere, Lead Manufacturing Operator (2 years).
Each guest shares personal insights on what ownership means to them; how they describe ownership when talking to family, friends, and strangers; the three words they use to describe ownership; their EO A-ha moments; and why anyone seeking work should consider a career at Web Industries.
The goal of this podcast is to have owner-to-owner discussions about a wide range of ownership experiences and culture topics, and to bring more insight into the individual ownership experience.
About Web Industries (from its website)
“The Essence of Life is Relationships.” - Bob Fulton, Founder
Where Web Started
Web Industries is a classic example of a successful entrepreneurial American start-up company. Founded in 1969 by Bob Fulton on $10,000 raised from family and friends, the company initially focused on serving the rolled goods, slitting and spooling market in the greater Boston area. In the early days, Web flourished by exceeding the expectations that clients and their customers demanded, and they earned a reputation throughout the Northeast as the converting company to trust for precision converting of technically advanced flexible materials.
Almost 50 years later, Web has seven locations with 600,000+ square feet of dedicated advanced converting and manufacturing space in the United States and Europe. They’re proud to have played a key role in nearly every market that uses flexible materials as a component, and look forward to helping invent the future with their customers.
Employee Ownership Makes the Difference
As a 100% employee-owned company, they know that their success is driven by the success of their clients, making them stewards not just of their business but those of their customers as well. This intersection of employee ownership and customer stewardship drives them to constantly improve their business and manufacturing processes, discover new efficiencies, develop new capabilities, and deliver a level of responsiveness that cannot be found in other companies. Employee ownership gives them, and ultimately gives their clients, a competitive advantage.