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Northeast Missouri circuit board manufacturer offers insights on why the worldwide chip shortage happened and why it will continue

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Randi Hair
Bob Havermale, CEO at Nemo Manufacturing in La Grange, Missouri inspects a printed circuit board.

Nemo Manufacturing’s CEO Robert Havermale shares insights about the source of the world’s ongoing electronic chip shortage. Come along and join the conversation with Havermale at Nemo Manufacturing in La Grange, Missouri.

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Randi Hair
Creating printed circuit boards at Nemo Manufacturing's La Grange, Missouri plant.

Nemo is a major regional employer. With a nineteen-year history producing circuit-board assemblies—his array of projects include subcontracted electronics utilized in U.S. Air Force fighter jets.

In addition to overseeing daily operations at Nemo, Havermale also created and manages an adjacent high-tech gun range, Practical Tactical that’s popular with local residents.

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Tom Wilmer
Women, like Randi Hair firing a Glock pistol appreciate the opportunity to learn important safety skills from military veteran instructors at Practical Tactical in La Grange, Missouri.

Certified by the State of Missouri as a POST firearm instruction facility, it's frequently utilized by regional law enforcement agencies.

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Tom Wilmer
Instructor at Practical Tactical in La Grange, Missouri assist locals in firearm safety and skills.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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