WNY Manufacturer on Frontlines of Ebola Outbreak

Safetec of America Inc., a Buffalo manufacturer of safety products including medical disinfection and spill kits, has seen a spike in orders as the U.S. healthcare sector responds to Ebola in this country.  The previous SARS and H1N1 “Bird Flu” epidemics produced similar results.  Safetec is responding by increasing its workforce by over 10% to

NYS Manufacturing Growth Continues at a Slower Rate

The Federal Reserve’s October 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey continued to show growth, but at a much more “modest” level than over the summer.  The General Business Conditions Index was still positive at 6.2, but was down over 21 points from its four-year high in September.  Shipments also grew at a much lower rate, while New

Mayor Byron Brown Proclaims Friday, October 3rd Manufacturing Day

The Mayor’s proclamation said “The City of Buffalo is a proud supporter of National Manufacturing Day, a nationwide initiative to promote the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide…”  Our thanks to Mayor Brown for his support of manufacturing in Buffalo.

Is This Really What My Conference Calls Sound Like?

Here’s what conference calls would look like if they were held face to face:  Video: Sketch Comedy Duo Tripp & Tyler     Bob Kosobucki, P.E. – Consultant, Insyte Consulting Bob Kosobucki, a member of the Insyte team since 2003, specializes in helping companies strategize, plan and implement revenue growth. His experience includes VP positions

Governor Cuomo Issues Manufacturing Proclamation

  Governor Cuomo has declared October as Manufacturing Month in New York State, mirroring the celebration of National Manufacturing Day which is Friday, October 3, 2014.  The Governor’s proclamation reads, in part: “…across New York State and our entire nation, manufacturing represents a vital sector of our economy and workforce…”  “…the manufacturing sector not only

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Borrow Shamelessly

A great way to learn how to adapt your business to changing new times is to borrow ideas shamelessly from others. Here’s a link I wanted to share regarding ideas being implemented elsewhere around the US. The Five Hottest Innovation Tools The article is from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of


By Ben Rand Oct. 3 is Manufacturing Day, the annual celebration of manufacturing in North America, designed both to acknowledge this important economic engine and to dispel common misperceptions about manufacturing. Here’s a test. Which of the following statements about manufacturing is true? a) Manufacturing is so “Old Economy.”    b) Manufacturing doesn’t pay well. c)

NYS Manufacturing Extends Winning Streak

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey showed another strong month of growth for NYS manufacturers in September.  The index climbed 13 points to 27.5, its highest level in five years, paced by growth in new orders and shipments.  Manufacturing has now expanded every month this year in New York according to the survey.  The last time that

INSIGHTS: SUMMER 2014 — CASE STUDY: Safetec of America

Company Founded in 1991, Safetec of America manufactures infection control, first aid and compliance products sold to medical, safety/first-aid and industrial markets. Products are sold through several channels, including its distributor network, contract packaging and several private label agreements. Situation Over the years, Safetec of America experienced tremendous spikes in business due to the outbreak