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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving manufacturing leader to share the positive messages around the industry with two goals:

1) To share best practices amongst manufacturing business leaders to help each other to grow and succeed

2) To spread the word that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 


Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP a Technology Managed Service Provider with offices from Miami to Milwaukee and down the eastern seaboard. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it makes on our economy.


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Produced by Miceli Productions -

Feb 2, 2021

This Made in America episode spotlights Victor DaCruz, Owner and President of DaCruz Manufacturing, and his unique company story.

Victor talks to Ari about using technology to drive business forward, getting involved in the Precision Machine Parts Association (PMPA), and the value behind CT apprenticeship programs. He believes that taking advantage of robotics and newer technology, will increase your capabilities and help attract young talent!

Victor also highlights how the company went through a major philosophy change - focusing more on effectively servicing customers rather than on the bottom line. This has helped drive efficiency, made customers happy, and increased profit!

And mostly importantly, Victor talks about how to work with your wife for 27 years!

Victor DaCruz, Owner and President of DaCruz Manufacturing
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