Success Stories

Strategic Roadmap Brings Synergy to Growth and Operations

“The standard requires you to overcome roadblocks. Working with CONNSTEP we were able to advance the level of our business and bring synergy to our growth and operational plans.”  – Mike Fabiani, General Manager, Corru-Seals, Inc. Background Corru-Seals, dba Nicholsons, are global specialists in the design and manufacture of high temperature metal seals, gaskets and ancillary components, supplying the...(continue reading)

Thomaston Metal Stamping Company Increases Sales While Implementing New Technology

“CONNSTEP has been a tremendous asset in the implementation of our QEM systems and performing our internal auditing. They assisted and recommended ways to clear up any potential issues before they developed into something larger that could negatively affect our business or customer relationships. It freed up our limited resources and allowed us to focus on growing our business....(continue reading)

No “Downtime” with Lean at Dynamic Molding Technologies

“While our initial benefits from Lean have made a very positive impact for the company, we know that continuous improvement means continuous thanks to the NU Prime Program and CONNSTEP. We’ve received expert facilitation and guidance, allowing us to build a good foundation with Lean practices.” – Norm Forest, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Dymotek Background Dynamic Molding...(continue reading)

Blazing a New Lean Path

“The staff at CONNSTEP is an esteemed partner in our Lean journey. The staff works well with every level of employee from the President down to the shop floor, identifying the best ways to leverage our staff talent and energy, helping us build a Lean culture.” –Dennis Perry, Customer Service Manager, Metallurgical Processing, Inc. Background For the past 55 years,...(continue reading)

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)

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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