Success Stories

AeroCision Speeds ISO Quality Recertification

    Background: Aerospace Machining Company with Sharp Quality Focus AeroCision is an Aerospace-quality machining company with several accreditations including ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100, and NADCAP. Having been in business for over 54 years, AeroCision produces complex aerospace parts involving exotic metals, and specializes in complex rings, seal assemblies, castings, and multi-level assemblies. The company keeps a structured production process...(continue reading)

Tech Scouting Discovers Bright Solution for The Lighting Quotient

"Working with CONNSTEP and RTI has been a great experience. Through their tech scouting of different materials and processes, we were provided with a wide variety of potential solutions along with pros and cons for each, which helped us arrive at the best one." – Paul Ford, VP, Design Engineering, Lighting Quotient "CONNSTEP has helped us immensely to develop lean...(continue reading)

Dymax Goes Lean to Support Growth

Background: A Customer-Centric, Global Manufacturer Dymax manufacturers advanced light-curable adhesives, coatings, oligomers, light-curing equipment, and fluid dispense systems. Founded in 1980 as the American Chemical and Engineering Company, Dymax now has over 250 employees and 30 plants world-wide. The Torrington, CT location serves as corporate headquarters with overseas locations in Germany, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Dymax prides themselves in...(continue reading)

Birk Decreases Lead Times with Lean Transformation

“For us, Lean is a growth strategy. We’ve grown 40% … and have become a much more profitable, flexible organization. Our Lean transformation has guided that growth and everyone in the organization has a stake in that claim.” - Mike Mattox, President, Birk Manufacturing, Inc. Background Birk Manufacturing has been developing and producing thermal products since 1989, maintaining a...(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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