April 15, 2015

In This Issue

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.
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Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers

  • Money for Training
  • Money for Equipment
  • Money for Environmental
  • Money for Property
More info to come in our May issue!

For more information on funding opportunities, contact John MacEnroe at 845-391-8214 ext. 3004 or john.macenroe@hvtdc.org.

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.

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 Shared Facilities:

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CCMR Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP):

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CCMR Startup-Facilities program:

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Cornell BEST:
Click here for more info.

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

NYSERDA Biomimicry Program:
Click here for more info.

Take a look at these real world success stories!

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


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Congratulations Greyston Bakery!

Kudos to Greyston Bakery on receiving a grant from the Lower Hudson Valley office of the Workforce Development Institute (WDI). The funds will be used in support of the purchase and implementation of PRIMS Production Wizard software to improve operations at the bakery. The new software will allow the organization to manage, monitor, and report on productivity for all functions, improving operational efficiencies and ensuring continued success of the program. Ultimately, the grant will help to increase the efficiency of the bakery, leading to more business and the hiring of more employees.


"Grants like these strengthen our mission, enabling us to attain greater efficiency and offer more jobs to community members," said Greyston President and CEO, Mike Brady.


"We believe Greyston's diverse programming will help lead the Hudson Valley Region through the ever-changing times of Workforce Development," remarked Sonja Brown, Regional Director of the Workforce Development Institute.

There is No Supply Chain Zen

"The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances", part of a famous quote, which I promise to complete later, summarizes the very things that keep most supply chain and operations executives awake at night. The difficulty lies in better predicting these imbalances, and effectively planning to prepare for them. The challenge of optimal deployment of capacity and inventory - what, where, when and how much - will determine how well you deliver value to your shareholders.


What inhibits us from achieving Supply Chain Zen, where the yin (supply) and the yang (demand) are perfectly balanced, is the compounded effect of seasonality, business cycles, variability, and unknown risks. We have a unique and compelling approach to managing unknown supply chain risk, but here we want to focus on seasonality, business cycles and variability. Read more. 

How Can WE Help YOU?

HVTDC Featured Expert of the Month:
Wayne Babie 

Wayne Babie has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and capital equipment, having held various senior technical and global management positions at IBM and several major semiconductor equipment manufacturers. His expertise includes introducing new products and technologies, developing and optimizing robust manufacturing processes and fostering collaborative partnerships with strategic customers and suppliers. He has experience in a wide range of operations including R&D, process and materials development, product development, supplier/vendor selection and qualification, manufacturing, technology transfer and applications, business development, service and sales, and marketing.


Drawing on his knowledge base and years of experience, Wayne provides technical and sales consulting services to manufacturers in the region helping them to develop products and business opportunities. He is currently helping small to mid-size businesses set up their sales organizations and assisting with business development. Most recently, he is providing business development services to a start-up company to help develop sales for their new product offering and has connected them to several potential clients including a major electronics manufacturer with whom they are currently engaged. Read more. 


Your company can be the next in line to benefit from these services that Wayne and HVTDC provide:

  • Manufacturing Process & Development Optimization
  • Technology Transfer
  • Project / Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Account Management
  • Materials Development
  • New Product Development
  • Operations Management
  • Customers / Supplier Relationship Management
  • Partnership & Alliance Development

For further information or to schedule a visit, contact John MacEnroe at 845-391-8214 ex. 3004, or via email at john.macenroe@hvtdc.org.

Global Markets Hold Opportunity for New York Businesses


More and more each day, Americans appreciate that 95 percent of the world's customers live outside our borders. The middle class is growing quickly in regions like Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and South America, and consumers in those markets want the goods and services that U.S. businesses have to offer. Read more.
Need Export Assistance?
Are you looking for export support and assistance? The Westchester Export Assistance Center is part of the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized New York companies develop international markets. Learn more, and click here to contact a U.S. Export Assistance Center near you.
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Which of the following is the world's oldest active automobile manufacturer in America:

A.  Ford
B.  General Motors
C.  Buick
D.  Tesla Motors

Scroll down to see the answer!
This Day In History

April 15, 1452: Leonardo da Vinci of Italy, the legendary painter, sculptor, inventor, scientist, and visionary is born.

April 15, 1877: The first telephone is installed in Boston-Somerville, Massachusetts.
Quotes of the Month

"If you rest, you rust."
~ Helen Hayes

"Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed" 
~ Peter F. Drucker  
(author, educator)
Ma nufacturing Trivia of the Month

Answer:  C

Buick, founded in 1899, holds the distinction of being the oldest active American marque of automobile, and the original Buick Motor Company was a cornerstone of the establishment of General Motors in 1908.

Upcoming Events



Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration
April 16-17, 2015 at Cornell University in Ithica, NY: Join the two-day entrepreneurship conference is conducted annually on the Ithaca campus

Harrington STEM Lectures: Creating Circuits Designs via Biological Evolution
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at SUNY New Paltz in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium: A discussion on simulated biological evolution
Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Frontiers in Polymer Synthesis: Exploring New Opportunities for Structural Control and Applications of Functional Materials
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