Mike Payne has survived where others have not. He can rattle off the printers along the Gulf Coast who have closed their doors due to poor bets on the economy and machinery trends that have not paid out. He even lost his largest customer the day AFTER a very expensive piece of machinery was shipped to his facility and he didn’t cancel the order. Instead, he sold new customers on what the new printer could do. Mike often references the slow, deliberate pace of turtles to define his success. Take things slowly, let others make the mistakes and learn from them, don’t take on debt, and make the customer look smart to their customers. It’s a recipe that keeps working.