Over 50% of sales for Clarence tool manufacturer Dynabrade are international. Dynabrade, along with Eastman Machine, Koike Aronson and SolEpoxy are great examples of how even small and mid-sized manufacturers can benefit from exporting. Recognizing that its well-established export channels were a strength, Dynabrade acquired National Detroit, another tool maker, but one without international sales.
Culture Happens! That is, company culture. Whether you ignore it or not, your company has a culture. Some managers may diminish the importance of paying attention to company culture. After all the employees have job descriptions, job training, an employee handbook and supervisors to oversee activities. But ignoring culture is done at your own peril.
One of Buffalo’s oldest family-owned manufacturing companies was featured by the New York Times in an article about the challenges of exporting in the current currency exchange rate environment. Eastman Machine, which manufacturers cutting machines for a wide range of industrial applications, has been in operation in Buffalo for over 125 years, has distributors in 66
Company Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) is a custom manufacturer of high-performance specialty bearings and the largest bearing test and inspection facility in North America. Their products and services support aerospace, agriculture, heavy- duty truck and medical applications nationally and internationally. Customers include high-profile, recognizable companies, such as SKF, John Deere, Boeing and Moog. Situation A
In this issue of Insights, we talk with consultant Sharon Hilts about her role on the Insyte team. With years of experience in management, Sharon offers Insyte’s clients an approach to leadership shaped by her own unique passion: Argentine tango. Here, Sharon discusses workforce safety, quality and communication, and how collaborative dance informs her
By Sharon Hilts WHILE EXCITING INNOVATIONS ARE CAPTURING PROGRESS ALL AROUND US, approaches to workplace safety have stagnated due to a focus on compliance. The mediocre results are costly, in many ways, for injured employees, their families and employers. Break out of this humdrum routine by using innovation to invigorate safety systems and achieve unprecedented
By Ben Rand As Howard Zemsky and Christina Orsi move on to new roles with New York State and UB, respectively, I’d like to take a moment to thank them for championing WNY economic development, particularly WNY manufacturing. They forged a tremendous partnership between the WNY Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) and the WNY Region
Insyte Consulting is proud to have partnered with President/CEO Tom Lynch and Goodwill Industries in transforming their business. Under Lynch, Goodwill has streamlined its intake process, tripled its contract manufacturing volume, doubled its employment, obtained ISO certification and opened new stores. We salute Tom and Goodwill! See Tom’s BizTalk interview in the Sunday Buffalo News
Reading the breathless accounts of additive manufacturing’s capabilities in the popular press, it would be easy to conclude that 3D printers will soon replace all other manufacturing processes until you would simply “build” your new refrigerator on your home 3D printer. Even though that scenario is a fantasy today, additive manufacturing is indeed a highly
Buffalo, NY – Insyte Consulting announced today that Steve DiIoia, one of its Professional Coaches, has earned two new coaching certifications. The first is an Associate Certified Coach certificate through the International Coach Federation and the second is a Board Certified Coach certificate through the Center for Credentialing & Education. To earn the Associate Certified