NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Saratoga Springs Manufacturer Moves to Commercialization

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Success Story Powered by New York MEP Center for Economic Growth’s (CEG) Business Growth Solutions (BGS)

Free Form Fibers (FFF) is a small manufacturer located in Saratoga Springs that was founded in 2006. FFF began scaling up its production of high-performance ceramic fibers in early 2020 in an effort to go from R&D scale to manufacturing scale. To assist in this effort, the company turned to the Center for Economic Growth’s (CEG) Business Growth Solutions (BGS) unit, part of the New York MEP, which led lead a prescriptive value stream mapping project.

Free Form Fibers’ commercialization plans are now stronger because of the insights the Center for Economic Growth helped us gain through the value stream mapping process. From our growth as an R&D firm to our shift toward commercialization, CEG has helped us unlock value in the company and we will continue to rely on CEG’s expertise as we further scale up.

— Shay Harrison, CEO of Free Form Fibers
Results of the engagement included:
  • Added five new employees to payroll
  • Moved production equipment to a more suitable place
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