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CBIA 2019 CT Business Survey Report – Companies remain bullish on the U.S. economy, although they are casting increasingly uncertain looks to the future as trade disputes continue to disrupt global marketplaces.
CT Business Owners Exit Planning Survey Results – Find out what company owners are thinking when it comes to selling and exiting their businesses.
IBBA Exit Planning Market Conditions – Gain a greater understanding of the market environment for businesses being sold.
MRP Software Buyer Trends 2018 Report – Key findings of what MRP features manufacturers are looking for in a software system.
State of CT Manufacturing – See what factors, initiatives, trends, and policies are impacting CT manufacturers.


Becoming a Next Generation Manufacturer – Discover what it takes to stay ahead with innovation and growth.
Cybersecurity Starts with Your Employees – Learn about developing an Incident Response Plan for your company.
Training Within Industry (TWI) – Eliminate 80% of your most common problems and improve your company’s future.


Your Guide to 5S – Improve workplace organization, standardization, and productivity by following this methodology.
Lean 8 Wastes Guide – Discover the wastes most commonly found in manufacturing.
Manufacturers’ Guide to Robotics – Use this guide to start your journey towards robot implementation.

Educational Videos

A More Attractive Business for Transition [Michael Camerota] – If you don’t have employee agreements, you should, whether you are planning to sell or not.
A Winning Attitude [Jose Palomino] – See what’s needed to move your company forward.
Buyer’s Criteria [Michael Camerota] – Buyers are available but sellers need to be prepared.
Capacity Analysis [Terry Collins] – Understand what you need to do versus what you can do with the operations of your business.
Easy Succession Planning Guide [Kelly McDaniel] – Follow along with a step-by-step guide from an industry expert.
Employee Retention & Recruitment [Bob Delisa] – How to motivate employees to want to stay at your company.
Leadership Teams [Bob Delisa] – Avoid conflict by becoming clear on roles.
Nine Ways to Leave Your Business [Michael Camerota] – Detailed options you may not have considered with the pros and cons explained.
Relinquishing Responsibilities [Michael Camerota/Bob Delisa] – Empowering key employees to make decisions will alleviate owners wearing too many hats.
On-Demand Webinar: Small Business Coaching [John McCarroll] – Gain focus and traction in your business with One-On-One Coaching and transform your company into the competitive business you’ve been seeking.
Values of Today’s Employees [Bob Delisa] – What keeps employees happy and engaged with your company.

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.”

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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