September 2017

  Catalysts For pro·ac·tive Companies

Before Sono-Tek partnered with MTEC,  the company knew they wanted 
to create shorter lead times for their most popular products. 
They were not only facing a difficult fiscal year, but found themselves facing competition internationally. 
MTEC Engineer Phil VanOss worked with members of the Sono-Tek team to implement process improvements to three main target areas. Continue reading about their work together here.

Hiring the right employees is central to the success of a business. Finding the right people to hire in manufacturing has become an increasing concern for many. Why is this so difficult, and how do we make it easier?  Read more about recruiting 


Fuzehub's Faces of Manufacturing features Bruce Phipps of MPI Systems, Inc., this Hudson Valley company has developed more products and systems than all of its competitors combined. MPI Systems is the worldwide leader in wax injection systems and a true champion of automation. 
Read more about MPI


How often do you say you understand something, but when you're asked to explain it, you realize you have no idea what you're really talking about?
We all have a general idea of what a supply chain is,
we know that it is important,
But why is it important?
What kinds of step s are involved?
And how can managing it the right way greatly change your business?
Well, we've answered these questions for you 
Here .

Industry News You Can Use

MTEC's mission is to make sure manufacturing remains a viable and thriving industry in the Hudson Valley. As part of our Food & Beverage Initiative, we introduce ourselves to Hudson Valley's finest food and beverage manufacturers. 

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 20,
8:15 - 8:45 am: Registration &  Breakfast
8:45 - 9:15 am: Announcements & Introductions
9:15- 10:30 am: Program 
Dana Distributors, Goshen, NY
Hosted By:
The Mid-Hudson Valley Society for Human Resource Management 

A highly interactive session using video, small group activities and presentations, the group will learn the definition and distinction between conscious and unconscious bias, some new research findings, and examine our own biases and those that others may hold. 

$15.00 Chapter Member
$25.00 Non-Chapter Member
$7.00 Student
Click here to register

Bond 2017 Fall Labor and Employment Law Breakfast Briefings
Date & Time:
Thursday, September 28, 
8 - 8:30am : Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30am: Program
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hosted By: 
Bond Shoeneck and King Attorneys

The New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) law will be effective on January 1, 2018. Virtually every private employer in New York is affected and must be prepared to administer this new benefit.
Join Bond as we discuss how this groundbreaking new law will impact your workplace, including case studies of circumstances you are likely to encounter as employees begin to utilize this new benefit. 

For more information and registration, Click here

New York Automation and Robotics Conference 2017
Date & Time:
Monday, October 23rd
7:30am  to  6:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY
Hosted By:
Rensselaer's Center for Automation Technologies and Systems
  • Learn from leaders in automation and robotics
  • Meet and learn from researchers and industry leaders
  • Learn how to access expertise, funding, future employees, testbeds related to robotics and automation
  • Learn present state and future trends of automation and manufacturing
  • Learn to access education, training, and workforce development
  • Discover processes to improve plant efficiency and profitability
For more information, Click here

Date & Time: 
Friday, November 17, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
Hosted by:
Syracuse University CASE, NYS Science+Technology Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law, TDO Solutions for Manufacturing & Technology, and CNY Biotech Accelerator

Meet and learn from top-notch business leaders and industry experts.  The dynamic full-day program boasts two world-class keynotes in Dr. David Warner and Hod Lipson; and delivers educational workshops in three concurrent tracks; Law & Commercialization, Manufacturing, and Biotech Innovation .

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