Success Stories

Carris Reels Saves Big After Improvement Efficiencies

        “CONNSTEP made efforts to get to know our people, understand our business, and uncover real opportunities. Getting buy-in was huge and pivotal to our success, and because of CONNSTEP’s efforts, the results show”.  – Steve Sabourin, Operations Manager, Carris Reels Background: With a history spanning back over 100 years, Carris Reels started under a different name as...(continue reading)

Modern Woodcrafts Maximizes Operational Efficiency with PRIME Kaizens

Background: Full Service Custom Manufacturer with an Eye for Detail After starting up in a garage in 1959, Modern Woodcrafts, LLC has grown impressively throughout the years, blossoming into a 65,000 sg ft warehousing and production facility employing 50. A  full service custom manufacturer of high-end architectural interiors for the retail, institutional, corporate and hospitality markets, Modern Woodcrafts engineers...(continue reading)

Supply Chain Optimization for Pegasus Manufacturing

“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 Har-Conn.” - Chris DiPentima, President, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.   Background: Aerospace Manufacturing Company Pegasus Manufacturing, Inc. produces complex fuel and oil transport tubing...(continue reading)

Hologic Slashes Lead Times with Lean Integration

Background: Cutting-Edge Mammography Device Market Leader Supports Women's Health As a leading developer and manufacturer of medical imaging systems with corporate headquarters located in Bedford, Massachusetts, Hologic, Inc. has provided innovative solutions for women’s healthcare needs for more than 20 years. One of the company’s primary manufacturing facilities, which is located in Danbury, Connecticut and employs a team of...(continue reading)

AS 9100C Quality Certification Helps Pauway Enter New Markets

             Background: Paint & Wood Finishing Specialists Who Put Customers First For over 35 years, Pauway Corporation has provided industrial painting, powder coating, and screen printing services to diverse industries including aerospace, electronics, high-end stereo, medical, military, and OEM. Operating out of their 45,000 sq. ft. plant with 23 employees, Pauway has in recent...(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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