October 15, 2014

In This Issue
Is Your Company ISO Certified?
How Can WE Help YOU: David Tooker
Hudson Valley Food Manufacturing Industry Roundtable
Eight Hudson Valley Companies Make the Inc. 5000 List
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
How to Attract Millennials and Preserve the Future of Manufacturing
Manufacturing Day Review
SUNY New Paltz Forges 3D Printing Partnership with 3D Systems
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
This Day In History
News You Can Use
Upcoming Events
In case You Missed It

View Our Manufacturing Extension Partners
Click the map below to view all 10 NYS Regional Technology Development Centers.

Help is available for expanding businesses!

To learn what NYS can do for you, and to view all ESD regional offices, click here.



The Workforce Development Institute, in conjunction with HVTDC, leverages grants and assists local manufacturers to secure funding. For assistance to meet your training, expansion, and development needs, contact Phyllis Levine at 845 391 8214 ex. 3001 or phyllis.levine@hvtdc.org.

Providing professional 3D Print and Design Services to Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Mid-Hudson Valley

The HVAMC contracts with regional businesses and individuals to supply 3D design and fabrication services.


In just the last 3 months since becoming operational, HVAMC has worked with almost 20 different businesses and individuals on design and print projects, ranging from electronics enclosures to a bouquet holder to industrial venting systems.


For more information, contact HVTDC at 845-391-8214 or Everton H. Henriques at everton@hvtdc.org.

Here's what we've been up to:


Engineering Consulting Services

Providing graphical user interface enabling the monitoring of geothermal energy systems.


IT Support

Providing hands-on desktop support system and network management.



Supply Chain Management Services

Creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure,

& synchronizing supply
with demand.
MEP - Innovation: The What, The How, RIGHT NOW!

Bring Your Ideas To Life With HVTDC


HVTDC offers computer-aided design services coupled with 3-D printing to help you explore your idea and bring it to the marketplace or to the patent office.


Call John MacEnroe 

 at 845-391-8214 x 3004


Cornell Center for Materials Research

CCMR JumpStart Applications Now Open for NYS Small Businesses:

Click here for more info. 


CCMR Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP):

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CCMR Startup-Facilities program:

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Cornell BEST:
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Cornell Technology Acceleration & Maturation:
Click here for more info.

Take a look at these real world success stories!

For more information, email industry@ccmr.cornell.edu


Quotes of the Month

"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."   
~ Stephen R. Covey


"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."

~ Jim Rohn (entrepreneur, author)
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Is Your Company ISO Certified?

Monroe Cable Gains ISO 9001:2008 Certification in Record Time Utilizing HVTDC Services



Orange County's Monroe Cable Company, a key supplier of electrical wire and cable to the U.S. defense, transit, and oil and gas industries, is now ISO 9001:2008 certified. A family-owned company founded in 1978, Monroe received the certification this September, demonstrating their commitment to producing top quality wire and cable products. The certification validates the company's quality assurance process and internal operations that achieve a solid holistic approach to quality systems management. Read more.


How Can WE Help YOU?

Dave Tooker
Principle Lean & Quality Systems Engineer

Client Testimonial: "David helped us tremendously with our ISO 9001 QMS process. David's experience with our business allowed him to help us customize the Standard offering of PRISM to fit our specific business model greatly reducing the amount of time required to have a successful Stage 2 Audit."
-Michael H. Mayfield, Executive Vice President, Monroe Cable

See more of Michael's testimonial.

Your company can be the next in line to benefit from these valuable services that Dave and HVTDC provide:
  • Quality / Lean Six Sigma
  • Continuous Improvement / Lean
  • Process Improvement
  • ISO Services
  • ERP Services
For further information or to schedule a visit, contact Dave at 845-391-8214 ex. 3010, or via email at david.tooker@hvtdc.org .

Hudson Valley Food Manufacturing
Industry Roundtable

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
47 McCourt Rd  Dover Plains, NY  12522

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) and HVTDC invite companies from the Hudson Valley in the food manufacturing industry to participate in a discussion on business development and sustainability opportunities.

Topics of discussion include:
  • Cost minimization
  • Waste reduction
  • Sustainability within the supply chain
  • Business expansion hurdles
  • Resource constraints (internal/external)
  • Optimization of resource usage (water, energy, etc.)

Who should attend: business owners, plant managers, production managers, EHS managers, corporate sustainability officers, marketing managers, procurement decision makers.


For more information, contact:

Rajiv Ramchandra: rxrasp@rit.edu; 585-475-4146

Phyllis Levine: phyllis.levine@hvtdc.org; 845-391-8214 ex. 3001


This event is offered at no cost.


Click here to register! 



Eight Hudson Valley Companies Make the Inc. 5000 List

Eight companies in the Hudson Valley made the Inc. 5000 list, including two in Upper Nyack, and one each in Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, Monsey, Pleasant Valley, Suffern, and Washingtonville.


The Inc. 5000 is a list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., ranked by percentage revenue growth over the last three years.


A big, hearty congratulations to: Novisync Solutions Inc., ToiletTree Products Inc., RTA Store Inc., Rockhedge Herb Farms, Cipher Tech Solutions Inc., Golden Link Inc., Vcorp Services L.L.C., and Everest Equity Co. Inc. Read more. 



Inside the Mind of an Entrepreneur 




Groundbreaking new research shows what sets Inc. 500 CEOs apart from the pack. Continue reading.
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Chocolate manufacturers currently use __% of the world's almonds and __% of the world's peanuts?

A. 20; 15
B. 10; 30
C. 40; 20
D. 35; 50

Scroll down to see the answer!
How to Attract Millennials and Preserve the Future of Manufacturing
Millennials. If you Google the term, you get 3,190,000 results! There has been a lot of discussion and analysis about this group, which includes people born roughly between the early 1980s to the early 2000s, according to Wikipedia. Many have said, with the current and upcoming workforce skills shortage, that the future of manufacturing hinges on this generation. There is no more accurate statement. Read more.

Manufacturing Day: Challenging Perception One Person at a Time

Manufacturing Day 2014 a Success

There was a time, not that long ago, when just about everyone had a friend, a family member, a neighbor who worked in manufacturing. Through them, even those of us who didn't work on the plant floor every day could get an occasional snapshot of what it was like to make physical things for a living. Read more.
SUNY New Paltz Forges 3D Printing Partnership with 3D Systems
Following the recent awarding of a $10 million dollar New York State investment in SUNY New Paltz's Engineering Innovation Hub, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently announced that the College will be partnering with 3D Systems, one of the world's leading 3D printing companies, in an initiative to promote the development and use of 3D printing in New York. Read more.
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month


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This Day In History

October 15, 1924: President Calvin Coolidge declares the Statue of Liberty a national monument. The statue was designed by French sculptor, Fr�d�ric Auguste Bartholdi.

October 15, 1939:
LaGuardia Airport opens in New York City.

October 15, 1969: Madison Square Garden TV Network (MSG) makes its debut with an NHL hockey game between the New York Rangers and the Minnesota North Stars.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, October 22 & December 3: ExporTech Workshop Sessions feature individual coaching and plan implementation, covering export strategy and best practices, mechanics of exporting, and export growth plans. 
Thursday, October 23 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls: Thinking of starting or expanding a business? Join GET's 10th Anniversary Celebration, a marketplace of ideas, opportunities, services, seminars, and vital Information for anyone striving for business success. 
3D Printing: Using the Body to Design for the Body
Date pending; Contact SUNY New Paltz for more info:  This HVTDC-sponsored event features a talk by award-winning industrial designer and founder of Bespoke Innovations, Scott Summit.  
Wednesday, November 19 from 8 am to 12 pm at Madava Farms in Dover Plains: Participate in a discussion on business development and sustainability opportunities while enjoying a delicious pancake breakfast immersed with pure Madava Farm maple syrup.
May 19, 2015: Frontiers in Polymer Synthesis: Exploring New Opportunities for Structural Control and Applications of Functional Materials