Success Stories

AeroCision Achieves Significant Sales Growth and Cost Savings with Lean Training

“Attending CONNSTEP’s CICC program inspired me to think outside the box in terms of different methods for time saving. I came to understand some changes take time to see results. And once you see the opportunity for growth and savings it makes you want to apply what you learned to everything you touch. It gave me the confidence to...(continue reading)

Process Improvement Yields $100,000 in Cost Savings

“Continuous Improvement is embedded in our culture. By partnering with CONNSTEP, we were able to further uncover and reduce the waste necessary to remain competitive in our industry. The pressures of global competition are relentless and we need to be proactive and reduce waste while enhancing our processes.” – Michael Murphy, Vice President and General Manager, Alinabal “We found CONNSTEP’s...(continue reading)

Cooper-Atkins Reduces Costs By $100,000; Becomes ISO 17025 Compliant

“CONNSTEP’s a regular go-to for us and an important extension of our company. They supplement our resources whether it be quality or regulatory compliance. If we need a resource, Bob Allard identifies options in a timely manner. He is extremely receptive and his follow up is impeccable.” – Gary Sawicki, Chief Operating Officer, Cooper-Atkins Corp.   Background Cooper-Atkins Corporation...(continue reading)

Orange Research Turns to Training Within Industry to Help Workforce

"With Training Within Industry (TWI), I can move a new hire into productivity very quickly. Laurel Suchecki pointed out that TWI teaches skills not specific tasks, which was a shift in mindset for our management team. Because Laurel has an engineering background, she was able to distill our processes quickly. Her ability to walk through our production area and immediately...(continue reading)

Schwerdtle Stamp Grows in New Market & Improves Operations

“In my opinion, a major piece small manufacturers are missing in-house is a real understanding of the crucial need for a new approach to business development that includes technology scanning and management of technology in addition to the more typical business practices of strategic planning, SWOT analyses and sales and marketing activities. CONNSTEP understands that, for Connecticut’s manufacturers 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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