Category Archives: Updates

Succession Planning for Small & Medium-Sized Manufacturers – Last Day to Register

Succession Planning for Small & Medium-Sized Manufacturers Friday, March 9, 2018 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Larkin at Exchange Building 8th Floor – Barton Conference Room  Practical and interactive workshop in which participants will learn about and develop an initial transition and succession plan for their business. COST: $50.00 per person to hold your spot

U.S. Manufacturing Uptrend Continues

The Institute of Supply Management’s closely watched PMI Index increased to 60.8 for February, its highest level in 14 years, indicating continued manufacturing expansion nationwide.  This is the 18th month in a row of growth for U.S. manufacturing.  These national results are generally consistent with the Empire State Manufacturing Survey which posted its highest level

A Change of Pace in our Office

A change of pace in our office today… Jack McGowan is in the process of doing voice-overs for our latest video with Paget Films and Block Club – stay tuned!   We’re so thrilled to be working with this group again… check out our previously released case study videos with WNY manufacturers: Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Eberl Iron Works

Manufacturers Gain Insight from Operational Excellence Workshop

“Great structure for introducing many key concepts.” “The discussions were great. Both moderators were very knowledgeable with practical insights.” “I appreciated the opportunity as an HR professional to understand these concepts and the terminology that other Ops people use. Communication is key.”   These are just a sample of comments from attendees at our Operational

InfoTechWNY 2018 BETAS Seeks Nominees for Innovation in Manufacturing Award

InfoTech WNY’s annual BETAS (Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase) recognizes and celebrates WNY’s organizations and individuals that set the standard for technological innovation and implementation, workplace culture, and industry activism.  Nominations are open for the Innovation in Manufacturing category. This award will recognize a company that uses technology innovation to bring a product or service

Allegany Hit by Dresser-Rand Closure

Siemens’ decision to close Dresser-Rand’s Wellsville manufacturing facility over the next two years will have a significant impact on manufacturing employment and overall employment in Allegany County.  The announcement yesterday indicated that the decision was made “to offset capacity surplus and price erosion caused by broad energy market changes.”  The factory has approximately 250 employees,

Growth Slows, Optimism Grows

The NY Fed’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey dropped 4.6 points in February to 13.1 indicating that NYS manufacturing continued to expand, albeit at a slower pace than the last six months.  However, the index for future conditions, which measures the six-month outlook climbed to 50.5, its highest level in six years.  NY manufacturers are clearly

Operational Excellence One-Day Workshop – more seats added

Join us on Tuesday, February 27th for the Operational Excellence One-Day Workshop. Utilize world-class techniques to create a high-performing organization. Learn… the necessary conditions to create a high-performing organization the roles of leadership and customer focus how to measure and establish metrics how to create a stable and capable delivery system how to identify initiatives

Celebrating 30 Years of Manufacturing at Buffalo Abrasives

Congratulations to Buffalo Abrasives on the celebration of their 30th anniversary.  See inside their North Tonawanda operations in this video:    

Celebrating a Centenarian

Insyte Consulting joins the employees and family of Terry Galanis Sr. in wishing him the happiest of birthdays – you make 100 years look good! Mr. Galanis, the founder of Sealing Devices,  also received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award in Manufacturing at last year’s Business First Manufacturing Awards. Check out the back cover of this week’s