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TITAN Uses His Platform to Change Lives

TITAN Uses His Platform to Change Lives

As a high school student at St. Anthony’s TITAN remembers his friend Vince Razzo.
Though their early years looked quite different from each other, their later teenage years were similar.

Vince recalls, “My childhood was very blessed, with 2 parents who love me dearly, they gave me every opportunity to succeed in life. Growing up, I played baseball, soccer, football and basketball. I believe playing sports kept me out of trouble when I was in school. As a teenager, that all took a sharp turn when I got into a fight at a party. The host of the party was upset and threatened to beat me up with a bunch of his friends. I got scared and started to hang out with my cousin for protection. I knew he would protect me because my cousin was part of a gang. This grew into a life surrounded by gangs, violence, and destroying my body with drugs. Once I got started, I couldn’t stop. I found myself using drugs that were available to me, which were plenty. But it didn’t stop there. Before I knew it, I ended up selling and trafficking drugs in order to support the major drug habit I had created. Destruction only bred more destruction. In 2002, the police raided my parent’s house and found all kinds of drugs and drug paraphernalia scattered throughout. I was charged with Promotion of a Dangerous Drug in the 1st degree. In 2004, I was sentenced to 20 years. Looking back now, it all happened so quickly.”

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“Titan Gilroy Stresses a Made In America Theme”- The Sacramento Bee

“Titan Gilroy Stresses a Made In America Theme”- The Sacramento Bee

Titan Gilroy on Thursday tapes an episode of his new television series, “TITAN American Built,” at his Grass Valley machine shop. The series will make its debut at 7 p.m. Friday on the MAVTV cable network, carried locally by Dish and DirecTV. Photo Credit – HECTOR AMEZCUA/HAMEZCUA@SACBEE.COM

Grass Valley manufacturing titan featured in new TV series

CEO Titan Gilroy stresses a ‘Made-in-America’ theme

The first thing you need to know about Titan Gilroy is, yes, that’s his real name.

As owner and CEO of Titan America MFG in Grass Valley, Gilroy is about to embark on a journey that few would associate with a machine shop boss: He’s starring in his own TV show.

Gilroy, a former top amateur boxer and a former prison inmate, is the focal point of “TITAN American Built,” which will make its series debut at 7 p.m. Friday on the MAVTV cable network.

MAVTV, owned by Lucas Oil Products Inc. and headquartered in Corona, is carried locally by Dish and DirecTV. The cable channel features decidedly macho fare, including motor sports, cage fighting and numerous automotive-themed shows.

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TITAN’s Now Fighting for America

TITAN’s Now Fighting for America

While on a visit to his home island of Maui, TITAN visits an old friend’s gym, The 808 Gym. His friend John Kekino is there molding men and women to be more than just fighters, but rather men and women of FAITH.

This clip features Zach “The Hurricane” Zane who was training for an upcoming fight at the time. Catch a rare glimpse of TITAN putting on the gloves for just a few moments in the cage! The full episode, including this clip, will air on Friday, November 28th, only on MAVTV.

Enjoy!
#FightingforAmerica

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Titan’s Story Manufactures Hope for Teens

Titan’s Story Manufactures Hope for Teens

It seems that the thread of redemption in Titan’s life finds its way into others’ lives, shaping their futures. Perhaps it’s contagious. Hang around him long enough and you just might experience it too.

“That night when I met Titan in the grocery store three years ago, he said we were meeting for something greater than just us. Let’s do something BIG, he said…I just never knew something like this would happen though, it’s crazy.”

Mike Tablit’s words set the stage for a collision of hope and promise. Throw in the ingredients of industry leading companies like GoEngineer and Stratasys, and you have yourself a great story.

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Made in China

Made in China Made in China Made in China

 

Yes! That’s Right, I said it…”Made in China”… Look at those 3 simple words that we have become accustomed to seeing daily. They have become the norm… Pick up a toy, computer, phone… Look at most tags stitched into your clothing and you will see these 3 words put together. They are little but represent the cancer cells that have entered into the American body. WOW, you might think that is a little extreme but let me tell you the Truth… America, has been falling apart and we are to blame. You see, roughly about 10 years ago the United States of America fought hard to get China accepted into the “WTO”. The (World Trade Organization). The WTO is a partnership between the top trading Countries. In this partnership, rules have been put in place and all partners trade goods and products back and forth to each other (Exporting & Importing). Being in this organization benefits everyone. The WTO enforces Labor & Trading laws to create a safe and equal playing field for all involved. If a Country fails to play by the rules… Penalties will be put on them and they will suffer economically.

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Our View

Our View

OUR VIEW – “Engineering firm is the type of business Auburn airport needs” Titan Engineering, a business that’s growing swiftly in a competitive business climate, is the kind of tenant city and county economic development proponents should be pursuing at the Auburn Airport Industrial Park.Owner Titan Gilroy has grown his high-end machining enterprise over the past three years with a mixture of business smarts and dedication to his employees that’s admirable.Titan Engineering made a recent move from smaller quarters in the Lake of the Pines area to three buildings totaling 30,000 square feet at the Industrial Park.

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Auburn’s Titan Engineering cuts metal

 Former boxer runs lean, fast-moving cutting machines – 

Titan Gilroy used to hit people for a living. These days, the owner of Titan Engineering is beating up on the competition.In just three years, his machine shop grew from three employees and $1 million in revenue to $3 million and 40 employees last year. Titan Engineering expects to double last year’s revenue, taking in $6 million and growing to a work force of 60 this year.The 35,000-square-foot Auburn shop started out with four CNC, or computer numerical control, machines. Today it has 18. The machines cut metal into parts that go into complex machines that perform jobs on the ocean floor and in space.Keith Granno, sales executive at Selway Machine Tool in Union City, a large West Coast distributor of CNC machines, said it’s “unheard of” for a shop to go from zero to 15 machines in three years.

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Titanic Ambitions for Manufacturer

Three-year-old Auburn firm earning millions, growing Titan Gilroy is aggressive.And while his days as a professional boxer may have something to do with it, his aggression these days is all business.”I’m so aggressive that I didn’t really fit in with any other company” Gilroy said. “Now that I am on my own, we are doing things the way they need to be done.”The owner of Auburn’s new manufacturing company, Titan Engineering, started out small, with two employees and a building less than half the size of the one he is now across from the Coherent buildings at the Airport Industrial Park.Today, the high-end CNC (computer numerically controlled) machining company has grown to include nearly 40 employees, and Gilroy plans on hiring about 20 more this year.The Auburn-based company produces titanium, fiberglass, plastic and aluminum parts used in outer space by NASA, deep into the ocean for remotely operated drilling machines, and also makes parts used in water-desalination machines, tattoo guns, paint ball guns and more.”

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