STUFF Magazine Profiles Opportunities for Next Generation of Manufacturers

October 27, 2017

by Connstep Team

STUFF MagazineIn support of Manufacturing Month, CONNSTEP sponsored a new annual manufacturing publication for the state of Connecticut. The publication serves the dual purpose of attracting young talent from the ranks of high schools and colleges to a career in manufacturing while profiling a variety of manufacturers and the opportunities that exist for the next generation of skilled workers. CONNSTEP leadership contributed to the content of this new publication and advanced its position as the states’ MEP center.

CONNSTEP’s president Bonnie Del Conte sets the tone for the publication by offering up sage career advice in the manufacturing industry (page 3). Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Paggiloi shared his thoughts in an article titled “Changing the Narrative” about the struggles of the manufacturing industry to shake off its decades-old perceptions (page 24). CONNSTEP is profiled as a NIST MEP center along with its product and service offerings that help manufacturing businesses grow and be more competitive (pages 46-47).

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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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