Feb. 2017

  Catalysts For pro·ac·tive Companies


Written by Steven L. Blue - "Smart Manufacturing has a place in reviving American manufacturing. I have a smart factory... But that isn't where I started my revolution-and you shouldn't either. The problem with many CEOs today is they have turned away from the astonishing potential of the workforce and instead turned toward automation."  Read more.

A key buzzword in the manufacturing industry is 5S. So far we have highlighted the "Sort" and "Set in Order" stages. Implementation of these steps results in a more optimized workplace. This blog series will explain what each of the 5S steps requires from a company.  Read more about the third step, "Shine."

Small and mid-sized manufacturers represent almost 99 percent of manufacturing establishments in the United States and these "little guys," "underdogs," and "mom and pop shops" are creating big value for the economy and jobs for their communities.  Read three success stories here.

The goal of the New York State Maker Summit is to bring makers, makerspaces, manufacturers, industry leaders and anyone who is passionate about the Maker Movement together to learn about each other, talk about partnerships & the problems that we all run into, and discuss how to grow the movement within the state.  Read more.

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As part of our new Food & Beverage Initiative, MTEC would like to introduce ourselves to Hudson Valley's finest food and beverage manufacturers. For all industry news, visit our Food and Beverage page.

Taking a glimpse into the future of the food production process

Upcoming Events

Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 8:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Hosted by: Council of Industry
Location: Council of Industry - Newburgh

Devora L. Lindeman, Esq., a partner at Greenwald Doherty will discuss the possible changes to labor laws with the new administration. 

Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 8:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Hosted by: Fuzehub and Advanced Institute for Manufacturers
Location: thINCubator, 326 Broad St., Utica NY 13502

This event is for you if you're a manufacture, a maker, a product developer or entrepreneur who needs manufacturing advice. 

NY-BEST Annual Meeting & Conference: Capture the Energy 2017

Date: March 8 & 9, 2017
Hosted by: NY-BEST
Location: Albany  Marriott -189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

J oin industry experts as they present and discuss the essential role for storage in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, transforming our electric grid and advancing clean transportation solutions.

CCMR Symposium 2017

Date: June 16-17, 2017
Hosted by: Cornell Center for Materials Research
Location: More information posted this month

The speakers will highlight recent advances in the development of atomic membranes, a new class of two-dimensional, free-standing materials only one atom thick yet mechanically robust, chemically stable, and virtually impermeable. 

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