Local & State Manufacturing Strength Continues

Recent survey results from both the Institute of Supply Management – Buffalo (ISM) and the Empire State Manufacturing Survey (ESMS) indicate that manufacturing continues to expand in Buffalo and statewide, albeit at a slower pace than last month.  The ISM indicated growth for the fifth month in a row in our area, although the index

Way to Grow!

Insyte was thrilled to be a part of the grand opening of Bak USA‘s advanced manufacturing and product workshop. “The team at Bak USA truly exemplifies how a company can innovate and grow successfully in Western New York. Our team was honored to contribute our facility layout expertise to optimize their new space,” said Benjamin

Buffalo Backs Bak

Nice front page article in Sunday’s Buffalo News about our friends at Bak.  We’re excited to be helping with their expansion and supporting their unique vision of humanistic manufacturing emphasizing the inherent dignity of production work, enhanced with technology.  Tillykke!  

NT Manufacturer in the Spotlight

Confer Plastics in North Tonawanda was featured in an “Innovate WNY” piece by WGRZ Channel 2.  The video highlights Confer’s unique blow-molding capabilities and many of their products, including molded kayaks and pool ladders.  The clip also shows Confer’s shop floor and molding operations in action.  See it all here.  

Three for Three with NYS Manufacturing

NYS Manufacturing activity grew at its fastest rate in two years according to the February Empire State Manufacturing Survey (ESMS).  The Business Conditions Index jumped over 12 points to 18.7 as every current indicator, from New Orders and Shipments to Prices Received and Employment, increased.  The ESMS mimicked data from the Institute of Supply Management

Retirements Bring Opportunity for Good Jobs in WNY Manufacturing

Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance’s (BNMA) Peter Colman talks about WNY’s impending workforce crisis in this WGRZ story.  With the impending retirement of 137,000 people in the manufacturing sector, the BNMA, Goodwill Industries, Catholic Charities, and the Buffalo Urban League are running the pilot program highlighted in this video to address workforce needs now.  The group

Manufacturing Starts 2017 Strong

Both local and national data indicate that manufacturing expanded in January to begin the new year. The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) – Buffalo Index registered 69.9, a jump of 11 points from December’s 58.9.  This regional index has climbed sharply since last August’s low, gaining over 30 points and signaling significant growth in area

Automation – The Real Story

All of us have been hearing about “bringing back jobs to the USA” and some respondents to this have said that more jobs are lost to automation than by factories moving out of the country. Now I’m not here to debate this, but what I do know is that some companies and jobs are returning

Manufacturing is in the Spotlight

Insyte is pleased to sponsor the Buffalo Business First Power Breakfast on Tuesday, February 14th. Looking forward to hearing comments from our friends and clients on the panel! Manufacturing is in the spotlight at the first Power Breakfast of 2017! Tuesday, February 14th  •  7:30am – 9:30am Salvatore’s Italian Gardens A panel of industry leaders

WNY Invention Part of the First Super Bowl Halftime Show

Do you remember when Bell Aerospace’s rocket belts were part of the entertainment at Buffalo Bills football games at the “Rock Pile?”  Many of us remember pilots flying around the field using the belts, but how many of us remember that two WNYers used the rocket belts to fly around the Los Angeles Coliseum during