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Qualitech Aerospace Achieves Cybersecurity Compliance and DoD Contract Win

Success Story Powered by Statewide New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Member MTEC   Bayshore, NY based Qualitech-Aerospace Corporation on Long Island is a 5-person manufacturing business dedicated to advanced parts manufacturing and engineering throughout the United States with advanced machining capability with the ability to reverse engineer mid-sized mechanical parts and build them with a variety of materials.  In order to keep his business thriving and growing, Mr. Reynaldo Zapata, Founder and CEO of the company, needed to secure a Department of Defense (DOD) contract. In order to win the contract, Qualitech needed to be meet cybersecurity protocols for the DOD and Northrop Grumman and they needed to do it quickly. MEP’s Role Qualitech turned to NYMEP Manufacturing and Technology …

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PVA Matures Processes and Sees Rapid Growth with CEG’s Help

Success Story Powered by Statewide New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Member Center for Economic Growth (CEG)   Halfmoon, NY based Precision Valve & Automation (PVA), a company employing 175 people, manufactures fluid dispensing solutions and custom automation products. Their automated dispensing, coating, curing, board handling and printing systems are used by an array of industries, including from solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics helping other manufacturers build and protect their finished products. After completing several initiatives with their local New York State Manufacturing Extension Partership Member CEG in 2019, PVA was positioned to increase its annual sales revenues by more than 40 percent. These initiatives, paired with a lean kaizen training, set the …

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Hi-Lite Drives Optimization with Kaizen Process

Success Story Powered by Statewide New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Member CITEC   Watertown, NY based Hi-Lite, started 30-years ago as a family company marking roads in New York State.  They were contracted by the local Air Base at Fort Drum to mark their runways which led to other airport opportunities.  With the purchase of an asphalt rejuvenator in 2005, they became the first full-service airfield maintenance contractor in the United States. Since that time they’ve grown their business providing services throughout the Western Hemisphere.  The company now employs 110 people across the US with 60 at their Watertown home office.  The companies objective is to help airfield operators make their airfields safe for everyone. With rapid growth at many …

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