January 14, 2014

In This Issue
Gain Valuable Insights into Your Competitive Edge
Stay Tuned: Expand your Supply Chain
Stay Tuned: Grow your Business Through Exportation
Celebrating the Best of 2014
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Five predictions for 2015
This Day In History
Quotes of the Month
News You Can Use
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Upcoming Events

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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:

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CCMR Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP):

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CCMR Startup-Facilities program:

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Gain Valuable Insights into Your Competitive Edge

HVTDC Offering Transformation Planner Services and Performance Benchmarking

Find out how you stack up against your competition in your industry and gain valuable insights on how to improve your competitive position. Discover what is required to drive profits, productivity, and growth. Increase your sales capacity while cutting costs and improving profitability. Read more.
Stay Tuned: Expand your Supply Chain

Are you seeking more efficient replacements for your current suppliers?


Are you developing a new product line that requires new suppliers to support?


Are there customers you need help reaching, but just can't pinpoint the proper outlet?


Over the course of the next few months, we can help you discover the answers to these questions. Beginning in February, we will be providing tips and information featuring Hudson Valley supply chain support and initiatives catered toward your business needs.


Within the past few years, the Hudson Valley has expanded its supply chain practice to provide the region's manufacturers with access to top-of-the-line products, services, and invaluable connection. In this upcoming supply chain series, we will provide you with information on how to identify value-added production, achieve competitive advantages, improve supplier quality, and leverage the latest innovation to be as productive and current as possible. You will read how to solve the challenge of limited resource availability and how successful businesses benefit from each other and achieve positive impacts.


Make sure you stay tuned for our series, so that we may build a viable, profitable, expanding Hudson Valley and New York State supply chain.

Stay Tuned: Grow your Business Through Exporting

Exports have been a critical component of manufacturing in the U.S. and New York State, helping to drive manufacturing growth.


Need proof? Say no more.


According to the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), U.S. jobs supported by exports reached more than 11 million in 2013, up 1.6 million since 2009. Exporting activity supports thousands of businesses in our state and sustains significant employment in the private sector. In fact, based on analysis from the USDOC, over 24% of all New York State manufacturing workers depend on exports for their jobs, and that study was done in 2011.


Throughout the next few months, our newsletter will present programs and initiatives available to Hudson Valley manufacturers like you to promote export strategies through funding and support.


These programs provide aid for businesses looking to sell their products and services overseas and rapidly expand global sales, saving countless hours of effort. They can help your company create deep market relationships and connect innovation to the marketplace, all while strengthening the global competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing industry.


We will be featuring information on ExporTech, the national export assistance program, as well as the U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. We will also include the State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) program which offers grants to qualifying small businesses, and a number of other enterprising resources. We hope to inform you of your export potential and the services available to sell internationally.


Together, let us support new jobs in America and maintain a vibrant manufacturing sector here in New York State.

Celebrating the Best of

2014 was a rewarding year for Hudson Valley manufacturers. Thanks to companies working hand-in-hand with those in the fields of economic development, the industrial economic climate looks as promising as ever. As the industry advances and with development opportunities on the rise, manufacturers throughout the region have elevated their business through innovation and growth - from supply chain development to Lean manufacturing, process improvement, and management services.


As we forge ahead to 2015, let us recall some of our favorite manufacturing highlights of the past year. See the full list here.

Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Who was the U.S. president when 3-D printing was invented?

A. Bill Clinton
B. Ronald Reagan
C. Barack Obama
D. Gerald Ford

Scroll down to see the answer!
Five Predictions for 2015

A View into the Digital Marketing and eCommerce Crystal Ball

Content Marketing for eCommerce and Mobile were hot topics in 2014. These trends will continue to drive strategies in 2015, and there will be new opportunities on the horizon for marketers, retailers, and brand manufacturers to stake their claim with customers in the coming year. The landscape has changed a bit since January 2014.


From content to commerce, and everything in between, here's the major drivers that I believe will make a big impact in the coming year. Read more.

This Day In History

January 14, 1890: George Cooke receives a patent for a gas burner.

January 14, 1954: The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

January 14, 2015:
The Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Quotes of the Month

"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it."

~ Jonathan Winters
(actor, author)


"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed
the lessons of failure."
~ Bill Gates
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

B (Ronald Reagan)

As the story goes, Chuck Hull invented the first 3-D printed technology (stereolithography) while tinkering in a backroom  lab in 1983.

Upcoming Events



New York Innovation Showcase
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, NY, NY: Don't miss this chance to meet investable, early stage companies selected from the State University of New York's comprehensive system of incubators and accelerators as well as from the portfolios of Innovate New York Funds.
Harrington STEM Lectures: "Watson: The Jeopardy! Challenge and Beyond"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at SUNY New Paltz in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium: Explore the intricacies and applications of the exciting Watson computer system
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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