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BRUSH MANUFACTURER: Learned At School Of Hard Knocks

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The Owner of Duff Brushes talks about his work and the company that he started with his wife. Their clients are the cotton and dirt-screening industries, and they do it all: purchasing, production, sales, shipping, and receiving. He had a high school education and believes that any kind of higher education is tremendously helpful for any career.

Job Title: Owner, Industrial Brush Company

Job Summary: Industrial Production Managers

Job Description

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Association for Operations Management.

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$50,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
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0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Long hours, Irregular
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Office, Outdoor, Indoor
Personal qualities
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Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Organizational skills

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<span m='77160'>we</span> <span m='77510'>got</span> <span m='77720'>into</span> <span m='77990'>this</span> <span m='78210'>market.</span> <span m='78770'>And it</span> <span m='79200'>was</span> <span m='79400'>a</span> <span m='79450'>good</span> <span m='79630'>market that</span> <span m='80040'>there's</span> <span m='80860'>profit</span> <span m='81260'>to</span> <span m='81340'>be</span> <span m='81480'>made.</span> <span m='81800'>And</span> <span m='82550'>looked</span> <span m='82770'>at</span> <span m='82880'>the</span> <span m='82960'>competition,</span> <span m='84460'>and</span> <span m='84610'>what's</span> <span m='84830'>going</span> <span m='85030'>out</span> <span m='85200'>in</span> <span m='85430'>the</span> <span m='85500'>market.</span> </p><p><span m='87070'>What</span> <span m='87260'>I</span> <span m='87350'>wish</span> <span m='87670'>I</span> <span m='87720'>knew</span> <span m='87910'>when</span> <span m='88090'>I</span> <span m='88150'>was</span> <span 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