Category Archives: Updates

NYS Manufacturers: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

The NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey was up 4.9 points to 25.0 indicating faster growth in June and continuing a steady upward trend that began in early 2016.  The Forward-Looking Index, which plunged in April, increased for the second month to 38.9 suggesting it has shaken-off trade war fears, if in fact they

Insyte’s Jack McGowan featured in 43North’s “Founder Friday”

Insyte’s Jack McGowan featured in 43North‘s “Founder Friday” – Jack talks about his involvement in the Buffalo Angels, WNY Venture Association & services to start-ups in WNY.  Click here for the full article. “The entrepreneurial ecosystem has grown and is now generating results. It’s exciting to be a part of this effort.”

US Manufacturing Ticks Up

The Institute for Supply Management ‘s PMI Index rose 1.4 points to 58.7 in May indicating manufacturing expanded for the 109th month in a row.  Of the 18 manufacturing sectors reporting, 16 registered growth in May.  However, this report essentially pre-dates any impact from trade tariffs that went into effect at the end of the

New Digs

So exciting!  Insyte’s future home at Northland Beltline – click here to see the fantastic transformation in store for this advanced manufacturing campus on Buffalo’s East Side.   Photo: Business First

Strong May for NYS Manufacturing

Statewide manufacturing is expanding according the May Empire State Manufacturing Survey which was up 4.3 points to 20.1 (a level above 0 indicates growth).  Optimism among NYS manufacturers rebounded in May as the 6-month outlook climbed to 31.1 after falling sharply to 18.3 in April.  Prices Paid continued its steady increase, reaching its highest level

How much money would you have if you had 22.7 tons of $100 dollar bills?

How much money would you have if you had 22.7 tons of $100 dollar bills? Find out soon!  We’ve got big news!

Insyte Consulting Announces Three New Board Members

Insyte Consulting has named Peter Coleman, Thomas Kammerer and Clayton Spaeth to its board of directors. Peter Coleman is the Executive Director of the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance (BNMA), the largest organization representing manufacturers in Erie and Niagara County. Prior to his role at the BNMA, Peter served as the CEO of Green Buffalo Fuel,


By Ben Rand Insyte is proud to announce that we have surpassed $2.5 billion in client impact in WNY since the year 2000. This is a testament to our clients, the small and medium-sized manufacturers of WNY who continue to invest in themselves to improve their competitiveness and grow their sales. Their optimism and dedication is good news for every WNYer that wants a

INSIGHTS: SPRING 2018 — CASE STUDY: Finger Food Products, Inc.

COMPANY Finger Food Products, Inc. is the creator and exclusive manufacturer of the Original Pizza Logs®, a licensed proprietary snack food sold to restaurants, retail establishments and at professional sports venues in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania. The company is a family-owned, second-generation business that has invested heavily in its new state-of-the-art facility, equipment and, most importantly, its employees. SITUATION


In this issue of Insights, we talk with Michael Ulbrich, the president of Buffalo Manufacturing Works, which runs the Shift program. Shift helps small and midsized manufacturers start the process of identifying and investing in achievable and implementable technology. Three years ago, he returned to his hometown after years in New York and Europe. Here, Ulbrich shares his thoughts on the exciting Shift