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A Machinist with an Assist-Terry Iverson

January 18, 2020

“America’s manufacturing economy, if it was measured by itself when compared to other country’s entire economies, our manufacturing economy alone would rank #8 in the world. Manufacturing is way more significant than we realize and our culture needs to make a shift to realize this.” 


Machinist, author, 501c3 founder, and owner of Iverson & Co., a Des Plaines machine tool distributorship & rebuilder, Terry brings the heat in this episode as he shares the best kept secret in manufacturing today is the abundance of opportunities that await a new generation. He also shares the most helpful thing that parents could do as their kids begin to seek their career and several inspiring stories of young entrepreneurs that are crushing it in the manufacturing industry. 


Connect with Terry’s non-profit that was built to “Change How American Manufacturing’s Perceived In Our Nation”, ChampionNow at


Explore the work of some of his partners at


Buy Terry’s book here.

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