Made in CT

Made in CT Manufacturer: Centrix, Inc.

January 09, 2013

by Connstep Team

We’re happy to showcase Centrix, Inc. as this week’s Made in CT manufacturer. Centrix, Inc. is located in Shelton, Connecticut. Centrix was created in 1970 from an idea of Dr. William B. Dragan’s to bring to the dental profession an easier way to deliver composite resins and cements from the mixing pad to the tooth. For over 40 years,...(continue reading)

Made in CT Manufacturer: Modern Metal Finishing

December 19, 2012

by Connstep Team

We’re happy to showcase Modern Metal Finishing as this week’s Made in CT manufacturer. Modern Metal Finishing is located in Oxford, Connecticut and have been providing a wide array of metal finishing services to the local aerospace, medical, defense, and general manufacturing industries for a over 27 years. As a metal finisher, Modern Metal understands the need to protect...(continue reading)

Made in CT Manufacturer: Lex Products

December 05, 2012

by Connstep Team

We're happy to showcase Lex Products Corporation as this week's Made in CT manufacturer.  Having worked with Lex since 2005, it's always interesting to learn of the diverse places that their products are being used - from the streets of New York City on the set of Sex and the City II, to the military's use in Iraq and...(continue reading)

Buy American

October 15, 2012

by Connstep Team

I think this is a cool story - or a hot one - depending on how you look at it! CONNSTEP's federal partner, NIST/MEP, developed the Buy American Supplier Scouting program, and work through the MEP centers like CONNSTEP, to find domestic suppliers when grantees subject to the Buy American requirements have not been able to do so.  We've...(continue reading)

Call Me Maybe

October 08, 2012

by Connstep Team

The always fun and inventive folks at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association decided to mark Connecticut Manufacturing Month with a video spoof on the Carly Rae Jepson song, "Call Me Maybe" - and you have got to watch! Featuring local manufacturers - Air Handling Systems (Woodbridge), Cooper-Atkins Corp (Middlefield), Capewell Components (S. Windsor), ebm-papst (Farmington), G & R...(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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