Hartford Courant Profiles Pegasus Manufacturing

August 03, 2015

by Connstep Team

Pegasus Manufacturing was the center of a recent Hartford Courant article on workforce and efficiency programs available to Connecticut manufacturers. Chris DiPentima, Pegasus' CEO, said that they have used several state initiatives such as Enterprise Wide Lean, Machine Optimization Program, Incumbent Worker Training, and Step Up. "'The support for manufacturing has really been tremendous over the past couple of...(continue reading)

Hartford Business Journal’s May 2015 Q&A with CONNSTEP

May 27, 2015

by Connstep Team

Hartford Business Journal recently interviewed Bonnie Del Conte, president of CONNSTEP, about being Connecticut’s MEP Center, current trends in manufacturing, and impacts to the aerospace sector. Read the full story here.

The CONNSTEP Advantage Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1

April 28, 2013

by Connstep Team

The CONNSTEP Advantage Magazine, Vol 3, Issue 1 Riding the Lean Growth Wave Art Byrne, former CEO of Wiremold and author of The Lean Turnaround:  How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform their Companies, illustrates how leadership teams, in all industries, need to think and act to become true Lean companies. Also in this issue:...(continue reading)

The CONNSTEP advantage, Vol. 2, Issue 3

October 01, 2012

by Nate Berger

Connecticut Manufacturing:  Current State, Future State The commemorate Connecticut Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing month, CONNSTEP talked with leaders from some of the state's key industries to examine their condition in 2012.  How have they weathered the recent economic slowdown and what is the forecast for going forward? While the high cost of doing business in Connecticut and the...(continue reading)

The CONNSTEP advantage, Vol. 2, Issue 2

August 01, 2012

by Connstep Team

A Women's Place... is in a factory. These women embrace their feminine advantage and are outspoken advocates for the next generation of manufacturing leaders. Also in this issue: What I've Learned with Chris DiPentima, Pegasus Manufacturing All in the Family, profile of Modern Woodcrafts of Plainville, Connecticut:  Embracing continuous improvement and implementing Lean throughout the enterprise, Modern Woodcrafts is...(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.”

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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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