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Whitney Carman » Age 36
Even Keel Canvas LLC
El Segundo, Calif.
Owner
18 years in the industry
Clint Halladay » Age 40
SewLong Custom Covers
Salt Lake City, Utah
Culture Engineer & Production Manager
12 years in the industry
Whitney Carman loves that her work
enables her to be an artisan and chart
her own course. She grew up in the business
learning from her father. When she
moved to California in 2012 and started
her own business, Carman found a niche
specializing in high-end custom projects.
While growth for others might mean
expansion and more employees,
for
Carman, it's about taking on challenging
projects and doing them well. She tells
clients, " I love what I do. All I want is
to do it right and for you to be happy-
however long that takes. "
Carman, who has spoken about her
work at webinars and conferences, believes
in encouraging fabrication artisans
from a young age. " Shop class, apprenticeships,
doing creative things
with your hands should be integrated
into school, " she says. " If you take
a kid to a fabric expo, they'd love to
look at all kinds of fabric. They would
get into it almost by accident. "
As a production manager for SewLong,
Clint Halladay sees his job as relationship
building with both customers and
employees. " I try to make sure we are
working toward the same direction, giving
clear expectations to the customers,
challenging our team to deliver on those
promises, and empowering them to make
decisions like they own the company, "
he says.
The SewLong team is fairly young,
and Halladay believes young people will
commit to the industry if they like where
they work. " We added six people over
the last year, and all are still with us. In
a review, one employee told us that we
don't understand fully how special the
organization is because we've been here
so long, " he says. " That moment made
me proud because we work hard to
create an environment where we
challenge people while giving them
praise and showing we care. "
Thomas Patrick Newton Jr. » Age 38
Sharps Custom Canvas Inc.
Georgetown, S.C.
Fabricator
14 years in the industry
Thomas Patrick Newton Jr. likes being
out on the water and meeting interesting
people. He also likes making a boat
stand out. " I strive to always create the
best for our customers. I am most proud
of the fact that I have people in the industry
who trust me to do what is best
for their boat, " he says.
Newton says the most challenging
thing about his job is keeping up with
industry growth. " The demand is high
and there are not enough of us. The
technology is ever changing so it's hard
to get a good grasp of it, " he says.
As the use of social media increases,
Newton thinks young workers can help
companies embrace it. " Media has its
place in this industry that not many
people take advantage of, " he says.
" Younger people have a grasp on how
to infl uence and get things out there. "
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