Category Archives: Updates

U.S. Manufacturing Contraction Deepens

The closely-watched PMI measure from the Institute for Supply Management fell in November to 48.1, a decline of 0.2 from October, marking the fourth month in a row with each successive month lower than the last (a reading above 50.0 indicates growth).  This was reportedly below market expectations of ~49.4 and the Dow was down

WNY Manufacturing Drops Mirroring U.S.

According to the Institute for Supply Management – Buffalo Chapter, area manufacturing activity fell to 51.2 in October, its lowest level in over three years (August 2016).  The index fell -17.1 points from September and now indicates negligible growth (a reading above 50.0 indicates expansion), consistent with the National ISM’s PMI which has signaled no

State Manufacturing Flat

The NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey came in at 2.9 for November, down -1.1 points from October, indicating slowing but relatively stable manufacturing activity (a reading above 0 indicates expansion). This is the fifth straight month the index has remained in a narrow range between 2.0 and 5.0 after recovering from a plunge

Manufacturers, You’ve Been Hacked! Now What…

Are WNY manufacturers adequately prepared to defend against hacking of their information systems, or invasion of their critical data files containing employee and customer records? Whether it be stolen financial or confidential employee information, a single machine or complete plant shutdown, or the acquisition and theft of Intellectual Property by persons inside or outside your

This Veterans Day Take a Moment to Remember the Sacrifices Made by the Greatest Generation

(Photo: Normandy Beach, by Bob Kosobucki) June 6, 2019 commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Last year, our Bob Kosobucki took a three-month sabbatical in France attending a French immersion school. His passion is the French language and culture.  During his trip he has kept us abreast of his travels visiting historical sites by sending pictures

Welcome to Northland!

SparkCharge, 43North’s 2018 business competition winner, is moving to Northland Central. The company is a startup clean-technology company from Syracuse that won the $1 million grand prize in the NYS-sponsored competition.  The company developed and now produces portable, fast-charging systems for electric vehicles. SparkCharge will join Insyte Consulting, Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Northland Workforce Training Center,

If you have employees, you need to know about the SHIELD Act.

If you have employees, you need to know about the SHIELD Act. Learn why, and much more, at this free event! Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Samuel’s Grande Manor 8750 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221 Dox and partners will be offering a free informational Breakfast, Lunch & Learn event on November 6th

PMI & Employment Data Mixed for US Manufacturing

Two key October reports today sent a mixed message with the US economy adding more jobs than expected, even as US Manufacturing continued to slow.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report showed 128,000 jobs, well above economists’ estimates of ~85,000, despite the General Motors’ strike which resulted in the loss of 36,000 manufacturing jobs.

Ribbon Cutting Formally Opens Buffalo Manufacturing Works!

This ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened Buffalo Manufacturing Works.  Insyte’s president, Ben Rand, joined representatives from Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Governor Cuomo’s office, Empire State Development, Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, the Northland Workforce Training Center, and the Edison Welding Institute to “cut the ribbon.” Buffalo Manufacturing Works and its partner organizations – the

INSIGHTS: FALL 2019 — Case Study: Reimann & Georger CORP.

Company  Reimann & Georger (RGC) is a manufacturer of marine products (boat lifts/docks), hydraulic construction tools, and hoisting/roofing equipment. The company, initially founded in 1898, has been under the same family ownership since 1972. RGC currently employs 57 people within its 70MSF facility. The company’s products are shipped both domestically and internationally. Situation   The marine