February 18, 2015

In This Issue

View Our Manufacturing Extension Partners
Click the map below to view all 10 NYS Regional Technology Development Centers.

Help is available for expanding businesses!

To learn what NYS can do for you, and to view all ESD regional offices, click here.



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.

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 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:
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Cornell Technology Acceleration & Maturation:
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NYSERDA Biomimicry Program:
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Trade Adjustment Assistance Program


Losing against imported products? There's a buck for that!


Has your company been negatively impacted by foreign competition? Have you been in business for more than two years? You may qualify for monetary assistance to help improve your competitive posture.


HVTDC can help you access the resources of the New York State Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAAC). This program is specifically designed to help New York manufacturers competing against imported products or services.


This opportunity enables us to join with our partners at NYS TAAC to provide Hudson Valley manufacturers with strategies, tools, and expertise to counter foreign competition. With this program, funding is available to improve your competitive position in management, marketing, finance, IT, manufacturing, engineering, and certifications such as ISO/QS/TS, UL, and CE.


Sounds like there is a catch...


Maybe a small one. Your company must be certified; basic requirements are: be in business two years or more; lost sales and jobs due to imports or other foreign competition. There is also a match provision NYS TAAC will match projects of $150K with a 50-50 split with your firm and $30K projects with 75% their money and only 25% of yours.


Call John MacEnroe at 845-391-8214 ext. 3004 to learn more.

How to Get an Import-Export License

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

Gaining an import-export license typically varies based on specified criteria, such as the items being imported-exported and where the product is being imported-exported. The following article describes regulations and material-specific licenses.
5 Principles of Supply Chain Excellence


The ultimate goal of a supply chain manager is to achieve end-to-end supply chain excellence. Supply chain managers who command global supply chains at international corporations, though, continuously grapple with how to manage and enhance critical production constraints effectively.


According to a JDA Software whitepaper, the business environment for manufacturers has become more challenging in the last years. The need to achieve and sustain long-term supply chain excellence is, thus, of paramount importance. The paper compiles five core principles to which global market leaders adhere to in order to achieve supply chain excellence. Read more. 

Robotics Proving to be a Game Changer for Inertia Switch

Inertia Switch has worked with the Hudson Valley Technology
Development Center (HVTDC) since 2009, embracing Lean Flow and innovative manufacturing concepts. Phil van Oss, HVTDC's Senior Project Engineer, continued to work side by side with the Orangeburg, NY precision engineering firm to help provide a platform to support process improvements, inventory reduction, and product development.

Already a leading supplier of high quality sensors and devices to military, aerospace, and commercial industries worldwide, the implementation of Lean principles has facilitated a less cluttered and more organized manufacturing environment. In doing so, Inertia Switch minimized the focus on the day-to-day logistics, placing them in the position to attract more business, absorb greater sales, and enter the groundbreaking branch of technology known as robotics.


This latest system has transformed the responsibilities of the staff from machine tool operating into robotic programming, accelerating and simplifying production processes. In addition to tending machines, Inertia Switch's Universal Robot is deployed in high pressure solvent cleaning and assembly tasks, maximizing the automation potential. The use of robotics and their high end microscope inspection equipment represents a significant advance in the state of the art of motion sensing and acceleration measurement.


Click here to view a brief two minute video featuring the game-changing Universal Robot. For more information on Inertia Switch, visit their website at http://www.inertiaswitch.com.

CGAM Injects Collaboration into Hudson Valley Manufacturing

By John MacEnroe

A while back, I was meeting with our friends at Sono-Tek, the Milton, NY producer of ultrasonic spray systems, when I learned about another world-class Hudson Valley manufacturer.


You know the sort of questions you ask when visiting a client for the first time as a new set of eyes. "What sort of competition do you have in the marketplace?" I asked. Steve Harshbarger, President of Sono-Tek, humbly responded that while there is a foreign competitor or two that was able to produce a nozzle that looked like the genuine Sono-Tek product, it was unable to provide the same results.


"So you have a virtual monopoly in your niche?" I asked. Again humbly, "Yep." Read more.

Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Most American car horns honk in what musical key?

A. B
B. D
C. F
D. G minor

Scroll down to see the answer!

The Lower Hudson Valley Welcomes Sonja Brown as WDI Regional Director

The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) has recently named Sonja Brown as their Regional Director of the Lower Hudson Valley / Bronx. Manufacturers and organizations in Westchester and Putnam Counties can count on business growth opportunities and timely support from Sonja and her experienced staff.  Read more.

This Day In History

February 18, 1564: Famous artist Michelanglelo dies in Rome at the age of 88.

February 18, 1879: Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is granted a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty.

February 18, 1953: Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film,"Bwana Devil" (NYC)

February 18, 1979: NASA launches space vehicle S-202.
Quotes of the Month

"Just because it's common sense, doesn't mean
it's common practice."
~ Will Rogers
(actor, commentator)

"The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is
to have no new ideas."
~ Albert Einstein 

Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

Answer:  C (F)


Upcoming Events


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3:45 PM at SUNY New Paltz at Lecture Center 100: Listen to the talk by Jennifer Lawton, MakerBot CEO & tech entrepreneur.
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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