Coronavirus/Covid-19 Information & Updates for Manufacturers

State Manufacturing Tepid

NYS manufacturing showed minimal month-over-month growth according to the NY Federal Reserve’s December Empire State Manufacturing Survey released today.  The General Business Conditions Index edged down to 4.9 from 6.3 last month (a reading above 0.0 is consistent with expansion).  However, State manufacturers remained optimistic about their business outlook six months from now as the

GTI Featured in Buffalo News

Congratulations to our friends & clients at GTI Fabrication on a great article on the front page of yesterday’s Buffalo News Sunday Business section!  A special thanks to our own Phil Celotto and Ryan Case who worked with GTI behind the scenes to help them grow the business. See the full article here: Insyte GTI Bflo

The Passing of an Aviation Giant and his link to Western New York

This past Monday, December 7, 2020 aviation legend and WWII ace Chuck Yeager passed away at the age of 97.  As an air force test pilot, Yeager was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.  On October 14, 1947 Yeager piloted the rocket-powered, orange-painted Bell X-1, nicknamed “Glamorous Glennis” for Yeager’s

Buffalo’s Metal Locking Services a “Manufacturing Marvel”

Congratulations to Insyte client Metal Locking Services for being featured in this “Manufacturing Marvels” video.

Virtual Workshop: A Primer on Entering the Medical Manufacturing Market – Dec. 10th

The pandemic has exposed a need for expanded medical manufacturing in the United States. Medical manufacturing tends to be more recession-proof than other industries. This workshop will introduce you to this market. When & Where: Thursday, December 10th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Virtual Meeting Link will be emailed to registrants prior to workshop Cost: No

American Manufacturing Recovery Continues

The Institute for Supply Management’s closely watched PMI Index published today indicated continued expansion in U.S. manufacturing.  The PMI registered 57.5, down -1.8 from last month, but still the second-highest level in two years (a reading over 50 indicates growth).  According to ISM, “manufacturing performed well for the sixth straight month, with demand, consumption and

The Kata Improvement Model – A Four-Step method to guide management and employees during their continuous improvement journey.

The Kata Improvement Model can serve as the foundation for your manufacturing employees to build the scientific thinking and lean skill sets they need to navigate a crisis. In this Quality Digest feature, continuous improvement expert Sarah Burlingame of Train, Develop, Optimize (TDO, one of Insyte Consulting’s sister organizations in the New York MEP network)

NYS Manufacturing Flat

The NY Federal Reserve’s November Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicated NYS manufacturing activity was little changed from the previous month.  The general business conditions index was 6.3, down -4.2 points (a reading above 0.0 indicates expansion).  But manufacturers in NY remained optimistic about the near-term future, pushing the six-month future business conditions index to 33.9,

Thomas COVID-19 Response System for New York State PPE Suppliers

The New York MEP has partnered with Thomas to increase NYS-based manufacturers and suppliers’ visibility through the Thomas COVID-19 Response Supplier program. NYS PPE Manufacturer/Suppliers have an opportunity to be part of the free program by completing the following form. The webinar below designed to further introduce the benefits of joining Thomas to our local PPE manufacturers. Tuesday,

U.S. Manufacturing Highest in Over 2 Years

  The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index for October was 59.3, up 3.9 points from the previous month, the highest reading since September 2018 (a reading above 50 indicates expansion).  New Orders, Production, Supplier Deliveries and Prices were all north of 60.0 with 15 of 18 manufacturing sectors reporting growth.  See the full report