July 16, 2014
In This Issue
MVATC Trains Metal Solutions to Success
Meet Bill Heron
Seven Leadership Lessons From World Cup Soccer
Prototyping, Technology Assessments, Web Design, and Database Integration: We Can Help
The Internet of Things: Transforming Manufacturing
This Day In History
News You Can Use
In Case You Missed It
Our Manufacturing Extension Partners
Upcoming Events
What Our Clients Say:

"CTM is proud of our partnership with MVATC. They are a reliable partner in a number of areas and are a tremendous asset to you." 


- Steven Naegele, President & CEO, CTM 

Read more client testimonials here.

Here is what we have to offer:

Pollution Prevention

Reduce and eliminate waste at the source by modifying production processes and implementing conservation techniques, l
eading to cost savings, improved worker safety, and reduced liability.  _________________________

Company Assessment

A company assessment is a fast way to identify your strengths and weaknesses through a comprehensive review of your operations and develop long-term, profitable solutions.  

Lean Manufacturing
Our lean manufacturing services focuses on creating greater production efficiencies through maximizing value-added activities and minimizing waste.


TWI Training
Training Within Industry (TWI) consists of three standardized programs: Skill in Instruction, Skill in Improving Methods, and Skill in Leading People. 
For more information on these 
and many more services we provide, or to schedule a visit,
please call (315) 793-8050 or email Cory Albrecht at

Quotes of the Month

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
- Steve Jobs

"In business, competition will bite you if you keep running. If you stand still, they will swallow you."
- Victor Kiam

"There is no good idea that cannot be improved on."

- Michael Eisner
MEP - Innovation: The What, The How, RIGHT NOW!

Quad-C & Nanotechnology at SUNYIT  
The CNSE-SUNYIT Quad-C is a nanotechnology complex being    constructed on the SUNYIT campus under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in partnership with College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
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MVATC Trains Metal Solutions to Success



MVATC has provided training and Lean management services to Metal Solutions, Inc. for the past four years. The innovative sheet metal fabrication specialist intended to grow its business, and contracted their regional development center for assistance. 
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     Bill Heron     
MVATC Senior Manufacturing Consultant

Senior Manufacturing Consultant, Bill Heron, has been with MVATC since 1998. He arrived with 34 years of manufacturing experience, holding positions as Production Superintendent, Manager of Industrial Engineering and Special Projects, and Manager of Facilities and Maintenance.

Bill has a strong background working with organizations of all shapes and sizes, having managed a client base ranging from 10 to 650 employees and up to 450 million in annual sales. He has hands-on experience in plant consolidation, reorganization, and strike management. Bill's professional areas of expertise include Lean Manufacturing and Senior Management Mentoring. He has also received specialized training in Management Process Skills, Preventative Maintenance Management, Business Proposals, Software Training, Time Management, and Project Management.

Your company can be the next in line to benefit from these valuable services that Bill and MVATC provide:

  • Lean Manufacturing 
  • Facility Setup / Layout 
  • Process Improvement 
  • Project Management 
  • Capacity Assessment
  • Plant Moving 
  • Capital Equipment Evaluation

For further information or to schedule a visit, call (315) 793-8050, or email Bill at billh@mvatc.com

Seven Leadership Lessons from
World Cup Soccer

This year's World Cup has been filled with goals, drama, and even bite marks, but it also offers plenty of great leadership lessons to help connect with and inspire your team. The idea of taking leadership lessons from sports is a common one. It's no wonder many retired sports stars go on to become motivational speakers.  


But the World Cup is unlike any other single sport because it captures the world's attention on a scale that is comparable only to the Summer Olympics. Here are seven observations on some of the biggest leadership lessons you should take away from the World Cup and the sport of soccer itself. Read more. 

Prototyping, Web Design, and Database Integration: We Can Help

Mohawk Valley Applied Technology Corporation (MVATC) is pleased to announce that through our Manufacturing Extension Partnerships, we now provide a wider range of computer hardware and technology-based services. New York State businesses throughout the Mohawk Valley Region can take advantage of the skills, knowledge, and experience of engineering experts specializing in prototyping, web design, and database integration.

The Internet of Things: Transforming Manufacturing

Manufacturers must transform their business processes and fundamentally rethink how they create, operate, and service smart, connected products in the new era of The Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things (IoT, also Cloud of Things (CoT)) refers to the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing like devices with the existing Internet infrastructure.

We live in an increasingly smart and connected world. The number of physical devices or "things" connected to the Internet now exceeds the total number of humans on the planet. According to some industry predictions, we're now accelerating this trend to as many as 50 billion connected devices by the end of this decade.

For manufacturers, the implications of this emerging world of the Internet of Things are huge. Read more.
This Day In History

July 16, 1878: American inventor Thaddeus Hyatt is granted a patent for reinforced concrete.

July 16, 1912:
Bradley Allen Fiske patents the first airplane torpedo.

July 16, 1926: National Geographic takes the first ever natural-color undersea photo.
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 23, from 2 PM - 7 PM at the Radisson Hotel in Utica, NY: a workshop designed to help you capture your share of the $102 billion outbound tourism market featuring 13 tour operators interested in adding NYS products

Friday, October 3: the biggest event of the year for manufacturers in America; stay tuned for more details