Trade Matters: WNY’s Secret Weapon

Kudos to John Manzella, Ashica Ambu and the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara on the BizTalk Feature in Sunday’s Buffalo News.  WTCBN is a great organization focused on helping WNY manufacturers with every aspect of international trade from understanding macroeconomic trends and political risks to identifying potential distributors and regulatory issues.  Despite a relatively strong

Recognizing Excellence in Local Industry

More examples that manufacturing is alive and well in Western New York.  Insyte Consulting is proud to have worked with many of the winners of the 2016 Business First Manufacturing Awards. Recognizing excellence in local industry! More photos from the event on Insyte’s Facebook page! This awards celebration highlighted the following companies in the following

NYS Manufacturing Survey Negative in May

After two months of expansion in March and April, the Empire State Manufacturing Survey fell 18.58 points in May to -9.02 indicating that statewide manufacturing is contracting.  The survey has indicated contraction in eight of the last twelve months.  New Orders (-5.54), Shipments (-1.94) and Average Employee Workweek (-8.33) were among the measures that dropped

Geronimo! WNY Innovators Take the Leap, Again

Today Buffalo and Western New York are becoming known as a center for startups and innovation.  This is nothing new.  In the early 1900s, the area was an “incubator of aviation innovation.”  The Irving Air Chutes Co., Inc., located on Florida Street in Buffalo, developed and manufactured all the parachutes used by U.S. and British

Power Drives in the News

South Buffalo-headquartered Power Drives, with manufacturing in Falconer, Erie and China, is moving into the former CoLAD building on Exchange Street.  Power Drives, under President (and Insyte Board Member) Lou Panzica, is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year.  Congratulations to our friends at Power Drives!  Read more about Power Drives and their move here.

Buffalo Holds its Own at Major Tech Conference

The Buffalo startup community demonstrated that it has come of age during the annual Collision 2016 Conference https://collisionconf.com  in New Orleans the week of April 25.  Collision, “America’s fastest growing tech conference”.  Collision has grown to over 7,500 attendees from more than 50 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world’s fastest growing startups and

Leary Leaves Laudable Legacy

In March 2017, Gerald Leary will be retiring from Koike Aronson, a manufacturer of welding and thermal cutting equipment, in Arcade, NY.  He will leave behind a thriving company that has grown substantially during his  tenure, adding sales, floor space and employees.  But it wasn’t always that way.  Koike under Leary is actually an incredible

Eberl Investments Pay Dividends

Eberl Iron Works is a great example for small and midsize manufacturers who want to grow.  Under the leadership of cousins Nora and John Eberl, the company is poised for growth, thanks to strategic investments in an ERP system, among other things, that will help it handle increased volume.  Learn more about Eberl in Business

In Memoriam – Dr. Steven B. Sample

Insyte Consulting lost one of its founders and guiding lights this Tuesday when Steve Sample, former President of the University at Buffalo, passed away.  In 1983, together with Art Moog, co-founder of Moog Inc., and Bill Donahue, then Executive Director of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Dr. Sample founded Insyte Consulting (then known as

Innovations in Safety

  In the spirit of National Women’s History Month, I’d like to highlight an award-winning inventor, Stephanie Kwolek, whose contribution to safety, both in and out of the workplace, has prevented countless injuries and fatalities. Kwolek discovered, through her research, a material stronger than steel that would be used in cut-resistant gloves, bulletproof vests, and