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M A N U FA C T U R I N G & E N G I N E E R I N G m +e “We are, by far, the carbide company that provides the broadest range of products to our customers.” -Mona Pappafava-Ray, president TakingGreat Care GENERAL CARBIDE CORP. PRESIDENT MONA PAPPAFAVA-RAY SAYS SHE LOOKS OUT FOR THE WELFARE OF HER EMPLOYEES. > G E N E R A L C A R B I D E C O R P. // General Carbide tooling is used in the production of industrial wear parts used in harsh environments. BY A L A N D O R I C H Family owned and operated General Carbide Corp. is in a class of its own, President Mona Pappafava-Ray says. “We are, by far, the carbide company that provides the broadest range of products to our customers,” she declares. Based in Greensburg, Pa., the company manufactures tungsten carbide preforms and blanks for wear, cutting and metalforming operations. Pappafava-Ray’s father, Premo J. Pappafava, started the company in 1968, and today, General Carbide employs a staff of 170 and serves clients around the world. In addition, Pappafava-Ray’s mother and sister, Lorraine and Marcy Pappafava, sit on the board of directors. Although General Carbide is a family business, Mona Pappafava-Ray asserts that she and her relatives do not manage it like one. “I’ve seen family businesses [that do not] do well because they run their business unlike a business,” she says. For instance, she says, owners of some > -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] General Carbide Corp. Headquarters: Greensburg, Pa. Products: Tungsten carbide preforms Employees: 170 -------------------------------------------------------------- 28 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM SUMMER 2010 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Summer 2010

Management Today - Summer 2010
Table of Contents
Millionaire Mega Toys
Historical Perspective
Wine Cellar Innovations
Derecktor Shipyards
Piper Aircraft
Mona Pearl
General Carbide Corp.
CDS Publications
IEA Inc.
Liberty Pumps
Rockline Industries
Roza Rojdev
S&F Concrete
BCM McAlpine
Rural Construction - CostaBaja
Pristine Bay Resort
Lindroth Development Co.
Golden State Framers
The Bottom Line
Pacific Office Automation
Edwin Watts Golf Shops
Provo Craft and Novelty Inc.
Bill Michels
Allied Aviation Services Inc.
Saga Forest Carriers
Social Media
Albiasa Solar
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Management Today - Summer 2010