September 30, 2012

by Connstep Team

(Statewide) –   CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s leading provider of continuous improvement methodologies and growth advisory strategies for the manufacturing and healthcare industries, released its latest economic impact figures for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The numbers indicate that CONNSTEP’s services have helped Connecticut manufacturers create or retain 751 jobs during that time period.

Additionally, these same manufacturers reported $26 million dollars of increased sales and $88 million dollars of retained sales, for a total of $115 million in overall sales impact after working with CONNSTEP.

CONNSTEP reported $10 million dollars in client cost reductions and $13 million dollars of company reinvestment. “While we are proud to showcase the benefits of CONNSTEP services,” said Bonnie Del Conte, CONNSTEP’s president, “We know that the results would not be possible without the dedication, creativity and drive to succeed that our clients demonstrate despite these challenging economic times.”

These impacts are reported for fiscal year 2012.  These figures are client reported through an independent third-party audit of the NIST/MEP System.

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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