INSIGHTS: FALL 2019 — Insyte’s Big Move

Insyte Consulting’s recent relocation is a change of address with strategic implications for us and for Western New York manufacturers. Insyte Consulting’s recent relocation is a change of address with strategic implications for us and for Western New York manufacturers. By co-locating with our partners at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance (BNMA),

INSIGHTS: FALL 2019 — President’s Message: Insyte’s $3 Billion Impact

Insyte is proud to announce that we have surpassed $3 BILLION in economic impact in Western New York since the year 2000. This is a testament to our clients: WNY manufacturers of all types, who continue to invest in themselves to improve their competitiveness and grow their businesses. Their optimism and dedication are good news

INSIGHTS: FALL 2019 — Profile: Ryan Case

Meet our new business development manager Ryan Case, who joined Insyte in June after nearly two decades in the plastics industry. Before he made the switch, Ryan worked myriad roles, from engineering and supply chain to sales and marketing. Now, he applies the skills he acquired in a managerial sales capacity at Insyte. Here, Ryan

Happy National Manufacturing Day!

It’s THAT time again, when we pause once a year to reflect on the importance of manufacturing.  Here in WNY, we have a proud history of manufacturing success from our Curtiss-Wright to Bethlehem Steel to General Motors.  Today manufacturing still provides 1 of every 10 jobs (about 65,000) in the five counties and over $9

Ten Year Low in Manufacturing

The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index fell -1.3 points to 47.8, its lowest reading in over ten years (June 2009), indicating that the rate of U.S. manufacturing contraction is increasing (a reading below 50.0 indicates contraction).  For the second month in a row, the PMI indicated contraction, surprising analysts who expected a rebound to

Walking in our Neighborhood

While out walking on Northland Avenue yesterday, we came across this sign on an old vacant factory.  The building is part of our Northland Central complex which includes the Northland Workforce Training Center, Buffalo Manufacturing Works and Insyte Consulting.  The building has a storied past. The construction of the railroad beltline encircling Buffalo by the


Buffalo, NY – Insyte Consulting, a non-profit management consulting organization that primarily works with manufacturers, is pleased to announce that it has hired Ryan Case as a Business Development Manager and has added Dr. Alan Rae to its Board of Directors. They join the team as Insyte Consulting prepares to move to the Northland Corridor

“Sluggish” NYS Manufacturing

The Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey fell 3 points in September, but remained in positive territory at 2.0 indicating “sluggish “ growth (a reading above 0.0 signals expansion).  The forward-looking indicator dropped 12 points to 13.7 points suggesting a significant downturn in optimism for 1Q2020 among NYS manufacturers responding.  “Capital spending plans weakened markedly“

U.S. Manufacturing Shrinks

  American manufacturing activity contracted in August for the first time in three years, amid concerns of a slowdown in manufacturing and economic activity in the U.S. and beyond.  The closely watched PMI from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) fell to 49.1 in August, a decrease of 2.1 points, signaling contraction in the U.S.

Frothy Growth in the Craft Beverage Industry

Did you know that all those microbreweries and distilleries sprouting up around Western New York are part of a manufacturing renaissance? Often thought to be part of the hospitality industry, producers of artisanal alcoholic beverages are really considered to be part of the manufacturing sector of the economy, like any other food producer, according to