Coronavirus/Covid-19 Information & Updates for Manufacturers

Workshop, October 21st: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Bootcamp

WORKSHOP – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Bootcamp Overview of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) including insight on how to comply with CMMC, different levels & key dates to be aware of, and how you can best prepare your organization for the numerous requirements. Wednesday, October 21st – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM  COST $40 per person

Manufacturing Uptrend Continues Nationally

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) just released their PMI Index indicating that U.S. manufacturing expanded in September, although at a marginally slower rate than last month.  The PMI registered 55.4, down -0.6  points from 56.0 in August (a reading above 50.0 indicates growth).  Of the 18 manufacturing sectors tracked by ISM, 14 showed growth

Succession Planning – Virtual Workshop – Oct. 6th

WORKSHOP – VIRTUAL PRESENTATION WHAT DOES SUCCESSION LOOK LIKE FOR YOU? Practical and interactive workshop in which participants will learn about the Six Step Process on how to start preparing for succession planning. Tuesday, October 6th – 8:30 AM-10:00 AM (WebEx link to be forwarded prior to workshop) COST $49 per person Registration is limited to manufacturers REGISTER

Manufacturing Up in NYS

The NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that NYS manufacturing activity grew “significantly” in September, the third month in a row of expansion.  The survey registered 17.0, up 13.3 points from last month (a reading above 0.0 is consistent with expansion).  New Orders led the way, moving from contraction in August to growth

New York MEP launches Personal Protection Equipment Assistance

Need help sourcing PPE? Do you currently or are you considering producing PPE? The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NYMEP), as part of its COVID Recovery Initiative, has announced a Personal Protection Equipment Assistance initiative, to help manufacturers state-wide to access supplies of PPE such as masks, gloves, gowns, respirators and sanitizer. This program aims to

U.S. Manufacturing Improves

The Institute for Supply Management’s closely-watched PMI Index exceeded expectations by increasing 1.8 points to 56.0 in August, its highest reading since January 2019, indicating that national manufacturing continued to expand for the third month in a row (a reading above 50.0 indicates growth).  The Index was led higher by New Orders (+6.1 points to

“Did I do a Good Job Today”?

“So, how was your day today”? If that’s a question you are asked as you arrive home from work, how do you respond? The great majority of manufacturing workers (both shop floor and office), that I interact with on a daily basis, want to do a good job and earn their pay for the day.

COVID Recovery Initiative to Help Manufacturers Adapt to Changing Market Conditions

Initiative will support manufacturers in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and positioning themselves for future competitiveness and resilience. The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) today announced new programs to provide critical services to small and mid-sized manufacturers as they adapt to changing market conditions amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will assist companies

Funding to Manufacture PPE Available Through StopTheSpread’s ImpactAssets COVID-19 Response Fund

StopTheSpread is an organization whose mission is to catalyze the private sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since early March, StopTheSpread and NIST MEP have worked together, matching StopTheSpread partners with MEP Centers and clients in order to facilitate increased production of PPE, testing and treatment equipment, and ventilators. Recently, StopTheSpread joined forces with ImpactAssets, an

NYS Manufacturing Growth Slows

After jumping over 17 points in July, the NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey for August remained “in the black” but dropped -13.5 points to 3.7 signaling slower growth for NYS manufacturers (a reading above 0 is indicative of expansion).  Although NYS is currently managing the Coronavirus/Covid19 pandemic and continuing its reopening, every constituent