The Industrious Blog

Accessa Welcomes Jack Andrews As Chicago Branch Operations Supervisor

Jack Andrews grew up in the state of Washington and moved to Chicagoland for graduate school at Wheaton College. After painting his way through school, he stayed in the area after graduation and started his own painting business. “I specialized in high-end interior finishing,” he said. “I did a lot of cabinet refinishing and started using industrial wood finishes. I did a lot with high-e...
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Accessa Implements Third-Third Fridays Off

The effects of COVID, the economy, and the weather have combined to create a perfect storm. For those in manufacturing, it’s an environment they’ve never seen before – and hope to never see again. “No matter what aspect you look at in manufacturing, whether it’s bringing in materials, trying to maintain production and throughput, to sales and general customer support – everything, every fac...
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The Industrious Podcast Episode 5: Superior’s Mike Sullivan On The Challenges Of Growing Business In Today’s Environment

From supply issues to extended lead times, product allocation, and scrutinizing orders – Mike Sullivan from Superior Industrial Solutions on the sales process in today’s environment and turning new customers into sustainable business. “People still need a lot of help out there.” For that and more, tune into episode 5 of The Industrious Podcast. To subscribe to The Industrious Podc...
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Product Feature: Henkel’s Bonderite M-NT 1 and M-NT 2

Bonderite M-NT 1 and M-NT 2 use nanotechnology as a greener alternative to traditional iron phosphates. Formulated to increase adhesion to and corrosion resistance of steel, zinc, and aluminum surfaces - their ability to operate at low temperatures reduces energy costs and because they’re free of phosphate and regulated heavy metals, they also reduce waste removal costs. With many states go...
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The Industrious Podcast Episode 4: Henkel’s Josh Schlup On Bonding Technology And Why Partnerships Are The Key To Growth

Come for the college football talk. Stay for the industry insight. Josh Schlup, Channel Sales Manager for Henkel, was born in Chicago, grew up in the Caribbean, swam with Tim Duncan, and now oversees vendor-distributor partnerships – like the one they have with Accessa. “We want to be able to, as a team, tell a compelling story about how successful this model has been.” For more, tune...
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Accessa Adds Tara Holcomb As Marketing Coordinator

Accessa is pleased to announce the addition of Tara Holcomb in the position of marketing coordinator. Holcomb grew up in Franklin Township and attended Franklin Central High School. She is a graduate of Ball State University. Holcomb spent two years at Accessa previously in sales operations. She also has a background in marketing and customer service. In her newly created role, she’ll he...
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The Industrious Podcast Episode 3: Accessa Operations Manager Les Yoder: “It’s a different world out there.”

Accessa Operations Manager Les Yoder was born and raised in an Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio. He started his own custom finishing business, sold it, and began in production with Accessa (then Paints & Solvents) 21 years ago. From the challenges of operating during the COVID pandemic to new investments in equipment and his number one goal for the remainder of the year – Yoder...
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The Industrious Podcast Episode 2: AcromaPro’s John Andreoli on the Vendor – Distributor Relationship

John Andreoli has spent his whole life in Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, he stumbled into the paint industry. “You graduate from school and you’re not raising your hand in the front row saying, ‘I want to be a paint salesman.’ What it really came down to was I needed a job.” That job turned into a career. He started in the paint stores an...
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The Industrious Podcast Episode 1: Reflections On Family, Business, And The Pandemic

For brothers and business owners Joe and Vince Todd, the Indianapolis 500 is a holiday. Leading up to race weekend, they reflected on the family tradition that dates back to the 1940s. “We have a core group of families and friends that have been going with us for many, many years,” said Joe. “We're very much looking forward to getting back at it this weekend as the world comes back to life...
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Introducing The Industrious Blog And Podcast

Over the past year, every company has had to adapt and find new ways of doing business. Accessa is no exception. Communicating with clients, employees, and vendors is more important than ever before. And today, there are more ways to do that than there have ever been. Earlier this year, Vince Todd, Jr. was tossing around some marketing ideas. “Knowing that we wanted to resurrect...
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