Category Archives: Updates

In Memoriam – G. Wayne Hawk

Western New York lost a well-respected member of our manufacturing and aerospace community this week and Insyte Consulting lost a long-time board member and champion.  During his long career G. Wayne Hawk served as executive vice president of Moog Inc., president of Carleton Technologies, and president of Acme Electric Corporation.  Mr. Hawk’s reputation was more

2017 UPS X-Port Challenge – Pitch Your International Business Plan to UPS and Win Big Prizes

Pitch your international business plan to UPS and win big prizes. Hear top speakers discuss how global business can contribute to your corporate success. The Pitch and Prizes Small and medium-sized businesses with global aspirations are invited to pitch their international business plans for an opportunity to win up to $20,000 in UPS-sponsored prizes, World

President Named for New Workforce Training Center

Stephen Tucker, formerly Assistant Director at the Partners for a Competitive Workforce in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named President & CEO of the new WNY Workforce Training Center (WTC) to be located at 683 Northland Avenue in Buffalo.  The WTC , which will train workers for positions in advanced manufacturing and energy, is operated by

Workshop: Principles of Lean Manufacturing – Sept. 21

Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshop Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Vantage Center Conference Room Niagara County IDA 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive Sanborn, NY 14132   Workshop Objectives: This full-day workshop combines a comprehensive classroom presentation with hands-on simulation of a production facility. In this workshop, we introduce the basic concepts of

State Manufacturing at 3 Year High

The Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey’s General Business Conditions Index climbed over 15 points to 25.2 in August indicating strong manufacturing activity across New York State (a reading above zero indicates growth).  Six of the nine current indicators rose, while only two—Inventories and Prices Received—dropped from their July levels.  The Forward-Looking Indicators also improved

To Blog or Not to Blog… is that really a question?

“Blogging is an excellent way to establish yourself as a leader in your niche, increase brand awareness, gain new clients…” Here at Insyte, we have been publishing weekly blog posts for a few years – sharing timely data studies, articles of interest, not to mention our historical “Made in WNY” & “Through the Lens” blog

Food Matters

Food is big business in WNY.  After Chemical manufacturing, Food is the second largest manufacturing sector in the Buffalo-Niagara Metropolitan Statistical Area accounting for almost $1.1 Billion in Gross Domestic Product in 2014 according to the US Department of Commerce.  That’s an increase of over 24% since 2007, making Food one of the fastest growing

Changes on the Manufacturing Floor – Bush Industries

Bush Industries of Jamestown, NY is in the process of consolidating all operations into one facility – highlights are included their Quarterly Company Newsletter (link below).  Insyte’s Phil Celotto is working with their Assembly Team to achieve the goal of improving overall processes and reducing costs in their file units production area. These improvements are

Cool Manufacturing Photo Contest

Modern manufacturing is dynamic, exciting and high tech. Show us by capturing images of your WNY manufacturing business for our photo contest, which celebrates National Manufacturing Day. Show us something extraordinary being designed, cut, fabricated, assembled, tested or otherwise made in WNY—and you could win $500 and your photo published in a future Insyte Consulting

National Manufacturing Stays Strong

The PMI, a measure of manufacturing strength from the Institute of Supply Management, posted a July 2017 score of 56.3 indicating continued expansion (a score above 50 indicates growth).  Although the level is down slightly from 57.8 in June—the second highest reading in six years—the July PMI still signals strength.  New Orders, Production, Employment and