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LC Drives

LC Drives Optimizes Operations, Grows Staff, and Attracts Investment

Success Story Powered by Statewide New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Member FuzeHub and Clarkson University   Potsdam, NY based LC Drives is a manufacturer that builds light-weight permanent magnet electric motors that are smaller and more energy efficient than their competition.  Their motors are typically used for marine and heavy duty vehicle propulsion, wind turbines …

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Syracuse Manufacturer Expands Market Potential with ISO 9001 Certification

Success Story Powered by New York MEP Regional Center TDO (Train Develop Optimize) Syracuse, New York-based Rapid Cure Technologies is a manufacturer of high performance paints, coatings, resins, adhesives, and sealants.  Their competitive value over typical providers of these products lies in the rapid cure chemistry and processes that allow the products to dry or …

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Long Island Manufacturer Accelerates Growth with NY MEP

Success Story Powered by Long Island Regional MEP Center: Manufacturing & Technology Resource Consortium (MTRC) Plainview, Long Island’s Little Bird Kitchen is a New York based manufacturer filling a vital role that enables startup food companies to accelerate their own growth by providing “co-manufacturing” capacity leveraging the recipes of the startup company.  A common challenge …

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XTO, Inc.

Central NY Manufacturer has Cyber Security Success with NY MEP

As a result of engagement with TDO, XTO, Inc. was awarded the NY MEP Cyber Security Grant and as a result was able to affordably complete the needed NIST 800-171 remediations. XTO, Inc. now has much greater confidence in the security of their intellectual property and processes which will improve their marketability and enable them to further grow their business. 
RESULTS
75 created or retained jobs
Improved compliance to the NIST 800-171 Standard

GTI Fabrication

GTI Fabrication Gets Lean to Grow Smartly

Results include:
Reduction in required storage providing 15% more productive floor space
10% labor hour reduction due to a need for less reworking

“Working with Insyte has been an incredible experience that had an immense impact on the operations of our company. The experience and knowledge of the consultant was a huge factor for the success of our project. We plan to continue to work with Insyte on various projects to take our company to the next level. ”
— Rich Stapleton, Owner

Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co.

Manufacturer Keeps Ahead with Cybersecurity Compliance

Results included:
$1-2 million in increased or retained sales
5 jobs created and 35 retained
$75,000 in new investment

“The grant that AM&T initiated with AIM has made it possible to achieve our customers’ requirements as a supplier and continue to do business with them. This service is very important in helping small companies stay competitive and to grow. Our competitors are going after the small companies because they know most of them cannot afford to invest the time or money to keep up with cyber security. I have shared with other primes what we have invested in and they are very excited to hear what we have accomplished. This has certainly opened up more opportunities for our company.” — Mr. Thomas M. Crowley, President

APC Paper Group

Hitting Safety Standards Key to Keeping Paper Company Clients

Results included:
Retention of APC’s largest client for $7.7 Million in retained sales
$2.9 Million in new investments
Confirmation of their right to advertise compliance to label their materials with “80% recycled material”

“APC needed to ensure that it was compliant with FSMA Standards and its Environmental Marketing representations. Kate Chepeleff of CITEC has been instrumental in helping APC meet these high standards and representations. Her work with our staff has brought us to a new level. ” — Tom Moore, President

Golden Artist Colors Implements Lean Manufacturing with NY MEP

Success Story Powered By NY Southern Tier MEP Center: Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology (AM&T)

Results Include:

  • 33 jobs created and 14 internal promotions
  • $40,000 investment in new equipment
  • 50% reduction in cost per piece in the targeted cell

“The training and support that was provided to Golden Artist Colors by AM&T was perfect.  During the very first site visit I gained the confidence that they really cared about providing us with a proposal that was going to meet our needs. The project manager/trainer provided us with the tools, resources and understanding of Lean with a model that keeps focus on sustaining our efforts and the continued development of our program. Three years into our program we continue to learn and engage our employee owners along the way and continue to reduce costs and increase throughput. We have been provided with the building blocks to have a sustainable Continuous Improvement program and value the relationship that we have established with AM&T.”

Matt Asma, Training and Development Specialist

Reimann & Georger Corporation

Success Story Powered By Western NY MEP Center: Insyte Consulting

  • $1.2 million in annual sales growth for marine products.
  • $600,000 in retained sales among current accounts.
  • $250,000 annual cost savings for inventory related expenses.
  • Foundation for continuous improvement, e.g. Kan Ban, for marine products.
  • Methodology to expand practices into two other major product lines.

“The project refocused the organization on the importance of inventory control and inventory processing. These improvements have been very sustainable as the business continues to grow while inventory turns continue to increase.”

Pat Greeley, CFO

Vara Corporation

Success Story powered by NY MEP Center(s): CEG and FuzeHub

  • $170,000 in cost savings (includes $50,000 Fuzehub grant)
  • $65,000 in increased or retained sales
  • $750,000 in new private equity investment
  • 4 created or retained jobs

“As a growing business, Vara Safety’s progress was accelerated through the key support of the regional organizations in Upstate New York including the Center for Economic Growth, FuzeHub, Workforce Development Initiative, and Upstate Venture Connect.”

Timmy Oh, CEO

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