Madison Industries is one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. We’ve fostered and built exceptional companies that are essential to our collective health and well-being. Our platform is designed to empower companies whose products make our lives better today and build them into the market leaders of tomorrow.
Get to know our businesses and how they get their “Flywheels Spinning”
with Larry as he visits Madison companies across the globe.
Understand how the passionate team at Big Ass Fans takes a “Fanatical Focus On the Customer” in everything they do.
Learn how Seakeeper keeps its flywheel spinning by keeping innovation at the forefront and a fanatical focus on the customer at the center of everything they do.
Larry talks with members of the Porex team, walks us through the Porex Life Science Institute and had a surprise for the team for Employee Appreciation Day.
In this episode, Larry travels to Madison, WI to visit Therma-stor and the MIAQ Innovation Center to learn how the committed talent there is innovating to solve tough customer problems to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.
Through storytelling and continued tradition, Larry takes an inside view of Task Force Tips and the origin of “napkin day”. What started as an idea has led to continuous innovation to help find solutions for a safer environment for firefighters and more.
Check out the newest episode of “On The Fly with Larry Gies” as Larry travels to Louisville, Colorado to meet with the team at Molecular Products. See how Molecular Products keeps their flywheel spinning through a focus on innovation and a front-line obsession. They truly are making the world safer, healthier and more productive.
Follow Larry as he visits the Holmatro Team in the Netherlands to understand how a focus on Innovation has powered product development in critical rescue tools and the industrial space.
Watch Larry go through each step of a filter’s life – from development and sales, to the plant floor. See AFPRO’s Fanatical Focus on its Customers with innovative testing and order fulfillment and it’s Front Line Obsession in how it cares for its Front Line in the wake of a global conflict.
Tune in to this episode of On The Fly as Larry visits AMKUS Rescue Systems in Valparaiso, IN. Learn how AMKUS has applied 80/20 to create more focus and see a demo of the products that first responders use to save lives. The AMKUS culture has created a growing business that delivers squarely on our mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.
Tune in to this episode of On The Fly as Larry visits TydenBrooks in Tallapoosa, GA. Learn how TydenBrooks products ensure that surgical tools going to doctors and products that are being transported by sea, air, and ship get to their destination safely. Moreover, they are celebrating their 150th year anniversary… Watch to see how Ben Rogers and his team are getting their flywheel spinning with a front line obsession.
In this special, Halloween edition of On The Fly, Larry visits Reelcraft in Columbia City, IN. Watch to see how Reelcraft’s Front Line Obsession allows it to have a Fanatical Focus on its Customers. Larry even speaks with customers first-hand to understand the importance of Reelcraft reels and builds a reel himself.
Tune in to this episode of On The Fly as Larry visits Addison in Orlando, FL. Learn how Addison has applied 80/20 to create a fanatical focus on the customer and critical innovations including their new Frost Shield. Larry also talks with Addison’s FLO Committee about the enhancements they have made to improve their front line.
facilities in 42 countries
Honesty and transparency are absolutely essential to the way we do business. We work with management teams we believe in and don’t add arrogancy, complacency or bureaucracy to the mix. Our acquisitions are done the same way: We’ve never changed a price and always follow through with the exact terms we started with. In fact, numerous parties have done multiple deals with us over the years for one reason: trust. And this is the strongest endorsement one can receive. We also believe in the power of the team and how critical trust is in that relationship. We work as hard for the person on our left and the person on our right as we do for ourselves. Consequently, our teams operate at the highest level of engagement and are inspired by our mission and their leaders.
Madison Industries is an operating company owned by us... the team that runs it. We are not publicly traded, so no quarterly earnings reports and are not private equity, so no artificial 3-5 year timelines; which means you can build your company for the long term. Our businesses are run locally by the entrepreneur who has the 'owner's mindset' and is closest to the customer, product and the team to best make the decisions. This is why we partner and not acquire: consequently, the name stays on the door and the management team remains in place. This incredible ecosystem of companies will remain a part of the Madison family long after we’re gone, ensuring that your mission continues.
Unless you continually work, evolve and innovate, you will learn a quick and painful lesson from someone who has! Consequently, we lean forward and challenge the status quo. And if there is an opportunity for us to make the world safer, healthier or more productive, we move quickly. In fact, we close our acquisitions in less than 30 days, providing minimal disruption to your company.
“We have sold two businesses to Madison. They are the type of buyer that a seller is proud to announce to all constituents. Madison was true to their word in every respect.”
They not only did everything they said they would do, but they did it exactly when they said they would do it. In 20 years, I’ve never met a buyer that could close a deal within 15 business days... until now. Madison does not negotiate for ‘sport’ and this allows both parties to start with a reasonable position based on their true needs.
The Madison team has provided the strategic direction and support that has positioned our company for years of sustainable growth. They are true to their word and a great partner in our business.