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 years,’ DiPentima said. ‘It was completely absent for a long period of time. Manufacturers were on their own. It wasn’t really thought of as a growing industry in Connecticut.'”

Here at CONNSTEP, we are proud to have worked with Pegasus on their Lean initiatives. “In its simplest form, Lean manufacturing looks to improve individual streams of operation by identifying waste and eliminating it from the process. This boosts a company’s overall efficiency and makes it more competitive.” Pegasus has had great success with their Enterprise Wide Lean initiatives bringing new business and being able to hire more employees to meet the demand. Click here to read the full article.

Also, check out our success story with Pegasus here.

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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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