Success Stories

Cooper-Atkins Reduces Costs By $100,000; Becomes ISO 17025 Compliant

“CONNSTEP’s a regular go-to for us and an important extension of our company. They supplement our resources whether it be quality or regulatory compliance. If we need a resource, Bob Allard identifies options in a timely manner. He is extremely receptive and his follow up is impeccable.” – Gary Sawicki, Chief Operating Officer, Cooper-Atkins Corp.   Background Cooper-Atkins Corporation...(continue reading)

Schwerdtle Stamp Grows in New Market & Improves Operations

“In my opinion, a major piece small manufacturers are missing in-house is a real understanding of the crucial need for a new approach to business development that includes technology scanning and management of technology in addition to the more typical business practices of strategic planning, SWOT analyses and sales and marketing activities. CONNSTEP understands that, for Connecticut’s manufacturers to...(continue reading)

Lean Increases Sales and Revenues for Medical Manufacturer

“Working with CONNSTEP was an educational experience, and valuable for our company. Through team work and collaboration, we’ve meet our objectives and continue to experience success.” - John Killeen, Vice President, Alden Tool Co., Inc. Background With over 60 years of business under their belt, Alden Tool Company is a specialty tooling manufacturer, focused on producing surgical cutting tools for...(continue reading)

Accutron, Inc. Reports Record High Sales with Growth Strategy

“Based on our improved efficiencies and lead time reduction, we were able to secure more business, from an existing customer that was formerly going to our competition.  We also saw our win ratio increase for quoting new business with new customers.  We believe this was based on both the response time to quote and our newly reduced lead times. ...(continue reading)

50% Sales Increase in One Year with Lean Transformation

"The CONNSTEP team has been great to work with. In addition to being extremely flexible, they took the time to get to know us, our business, and our market which allowed them make the connection between our needs and goals with the continuous improvement and growth theories, principles, and knowledge they provide." – Tom Kordik, Operations Manager,  ...(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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