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CONNSTEP’s October Manufacturing Forum Invites Manufacturers to Shape Their Future

September 21, 2016

by Connstep Team

(ROCKY HILL, Conn., Sept.  21, 2016) – CONNSTEP, Inc. is hosting a manufacturing forum to help business owners shape the future of their companies by gaining insight into what drives value and how to assess their current state of operations. The event, featuring keynote speaker Chuck Richards, founder of CoreValue Software, and a panel of industry experts, will be...(continue reading)

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)

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announced 12 New Manufacturing Communities Under the IMCP Program

July 10, 2015

by Connstep Team

On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced 12 new communities that have received designations under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. They are: The Greater Pittsburgh Metals Manufacturing Community, led by Catalyst Connection in Pittsburgh, PA The Alamo Manufacturing Partnership, led by the University of Texas at San Antonio...(continue reading)

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty recognizes CONNSTEP on the House floor

June 25, 2015

by Connstep Team

(Washington) - On June 2nd Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty recognized CONNSTEP on the House floor to offer an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578) to fully fund the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP) program. “In Connecticut, we are proud to be a national leader in manufacturing,” said Rep. Esty. “Our state is home to...(continue reading)

Prospect Machine Products Completes CONNSTEP Lean Training

June 18, 2015

by Connstep Team

We are proud to announce that the Prospect Machine Products’ team completed our Lean Awareness Training Program and two of their team members completed our Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) course. They are now equipped to conduct their own continuous improvement events. Read more about their Lean journey here. Prospect Machine Products, established in 1950,  is a contract manufacturer...(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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