Business Growth

CONNSTEP Offers Business Growth Program

December 17, 2015

by Linda Colon

Helping Manufacturers Hit Their Targets in 2016   More than half of Connecticut companies (52 percent) continue to record flat or declining sales, and the top barriers to growth have been a lack of sales infrastructure and an overreliance on too few customers. In response to this, CONNSTEP has created an educational offering that helps manufacturers assess what prevents...(continue reading)

Lean Processes Can Add to Your Company’s Value, Regardless of Size

August 25, 2015

by Mark Paggioli

Wiremold’s Enterprise Value Increased by 2,467% Using Lean Methodologies As the summer winds down and Connecticut business owners and executives get ready to plan for next year’s growth, it’s time to think about how Lean processes can lead to increased profits, decreased waste, and more capital for growth initiatives. Earlier this summer, CONNSTEP held one of our biggest events...(continue reading)

New Manufacturing Voucher Program: A Great Opportunity for CT Manufacturers

December 10, 2014

by Bonnie Del Conte

It's inspiring to see the level of support across Connecticut for our manufacturing sector! Many organizations across the state are working for the benefit of CT manufacturers, including the recent launch by DECD of the $3.5 million matching grants voucher program as part of the new Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund (CMIF). Governor Malloy introduced the $30 million CMIF during...(continue reading)

How to Work ON the Business, Instead of IN the Business

July 23, 2014

by Mark Paggioli

One of the most common challenges that Business Owners face is that they oftentimes handle everything from running and maintaining the shop floor to managing the organization’s books to leading sales and marketing efforts. This is all too common an issue – and stems from the fact that, in many cases, it may have been a “necessary evil” to...(continue reading)

How to Get New Products to Market Faster

July 17, 2014

by Jack Crane

Too many manufacturers require excessive time to bring new products to market, and those delays prevent them from maximizing the rewards of marketing new products. Taking too long to get to market can mean: cost overruns that erode expected margins prospects upset by delays opportunities lost to rivals who get to market first Scale the Four Biggest Obstacles to...(continue reading)

CONNSTEP solved a huge problem for us and helped us bring our delivery rate to 100%. As a direct result of that, we have been awarded with an increase in business which, ultimately, will also benefit (our supplier) Har-Conn.”

CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

esi CT manufacturer

Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

Tornik CT manufacturer

Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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