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2016 Young Memphian: Cory McCabe

The following is a feature in the Memphis Crossroads Magazine. Click here to view the issue in its entirety.

In conversations with this year’s Young Memphis honorees, the word “passion” comes up frequently. It’s something they all have in common, despite their diverse backgrounds, industries and interests.
The Young Memphians featured on the pages that follow are all passionate about making a difference – in their career fields, in their communities and, most notably, in the futures of the generations to follow them.
They all speak of their love for the city, their desire to help make positive changes, their hopes for a stronger, more united community and their beliefs that even the smallest gesture of goodwill can have a powerful impact on the lives of many.
While each one of them is striving to be highly successful at his or her career, they’re also each going the extra mile to use that success to make Memphis a better place.
So throw away everything you may have read about Millennials being uninvolved residents who want to obtain as much as possible by doing as little as possible and get ready to be inspired. These young professionals are only a few of the many dedicated young Memphians out there who have their eye on a brighter tomorrow.
Memphis, meet your future leaders.

Cory McCabe
Owner & Vice President, Prime Restoration

Powder coating is an industry that may seem foreign to many of us, but Cory McCabe devotes his career to excelling at it, expanding his business and, most important, providing more job opportunities to Mid-South residents.

“About two years ago, we did a very large expansion of about 8,200 square feet and added a production line, which means bringing in more jobs for our company,” said McCabe, who attributes part of the business boom to Memphis’ thriving logistics industry. “We just started a second shift, which added six more jobs, and I plan to continue adding jobs.”

He attributes his company’s success to his great team of employees and also establishing good relationships with his customers, which he says he learned from his father.
Professionally, McCabe has excelled in various ways. He’s earned recognition by the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) as a certified C-7 dry abrasive blaster and he’s on several Powder Coating Institute committees. Last year under his leadership, Prime Restoration received one of the Top 50 Coating Shops in North America and Canada accolades by Products Finishing magazine. 
McCabe said he’s looking forward to further expansion and, in the process, growing his employee family.

“Now we have more than 18 employees. It’s like having a family within my own family. We’ve got a good group of people,” he said. “It all comes down to just putting in that extra effort for Memphis.”

Story by: Erinn Figg
Photo by: Troy Glasgow
Posted: 9/20/2016 1:29:33 PM | with 0 comments
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