September 18, 2014

In This Issue
A World Class Vision
World Class Resources for a World Class Manufacturer
SUNY New Paltz Awarded $10M in Grant Funding
How Can We Help You: Featured Expert - Jim Kehoe
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Cheers to Manufacturing
Mark Your Calendar: National Manufacturing Day
U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Rate in Four Years
News You Can Use
This Day In History
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Quotes of the Month
Upcoming Events
In case You Missed It

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Help is available for expanding businesses!

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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

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

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 Fall, 2014 Projects:

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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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A World Class Vision

Two years ago, Stauber Performance Ingredients, Inc. had a vision for their recently acquired facility in Florida, New York. Under the leadership of Executive Steve Graham, the entire Stauber team developed a strategy to take their "good" ingredients manufacturer to "world class" status over the next three to five years. Read more.

World Class Resources for a World Class Manufacturer

The food-pharma-cosmetic ingredient industry is thriving in the Hudson Valley thanks to the visionary leadership of Stauber Performance Ingredients, Inc.'s Executive Management supported by the staff and engineers of the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC). For the past two years, the Florida, NY manufacturer has performed a large-scale facility upgrade, numerous process and equipment improvements, and software development as they pave their way toward world class stature.

Senior Strategic Business Advisor, Jim Kehoe, and the HVTDC team might have thought a near-complete overhaul and revamp of such a large manufacturing facility beyond their capabilities two years ago, but not anymore.  

Click here to read the full story on how HVTDC's diverse support services have helped Stauber make their vision a reality on the road to becoming a world class supplier of high quality ingredients and innovative solutions.
SUNY New Paltz Awarded $10M in Grant Funding
Governor Andrew Cuomo came to the State University of New York at New Paltz to announce a $10 million NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant to help establish an Engineering Innovation Hub at the college.

The award should provide the university with the resources necessary to support and diversify their engineering program.
Read more. 

    How Can WE Help
            HVTDC Featured
         Expert of the Month:  
                 Jim Kehoe    


Jim Kehoe is an accomplished leader with extensive management experience at IBM and in entrepreneurial organizations involving three start-up companies. He has broad-based technical background and in-depth financial and legal experience, spearheading two successful restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and raising over $40 million in debt and equity financing. With IBM, he received multiple achievement awards and four patents for various chemical processing techniques.


Now with HVTDC as a Senior Strategic Business Adviser, Jim brings his wealth of manufacturing and business consulting experience to businesses across the region.



Your company can be the next in line to benefit from these valuable services that Jim and HVTDC provides:

  • Strategic Planning 
  • Executive Coaching  
  • Sales & Marketing Plans  
  • Project Management  
  • Corporate Restructuring  
  • Financial Analysis  
  • Inventor/Entrepreneur Advising  
  • Regulatory Agency Certification & Compliance
  • Strategic Alliances 
  • Facility Design & Layout  
For further information or to schedule a visit, contact John MacEnroe at 845-391-8214 ex. 3004, or via email at

Manufacturing Trivia of the Month
Which of the following do U.S. exports exceed U.S. imports?

A. Paper
B. Textiles/Fabrics
C. Computers/Electronics
D. Chemicals

Scroll down to see the answer!
Cheers to Manufacturing

What's still based on centuries-old technology but is experiencing a renaissance of growth and entrepreneurship today? Brewing beer - that frothy, cold beverage that millions responsibly enjoy each day. You've probably seen a new local brewery open, literally in a garage based on someone's home brewing experience who wants to grow. These local brewers are manufacturers.

Among the top concerns for brewers is managing growth and waste water management. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) system has worked with several breweries helping them to expand their capacities. Read more.
Mark Your Calendar!

National Manufacturing Day
Conference & Expo


Click here for more information.

U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Rate in Four Years


The latest industry figures for the month of August show the U.S. manufacturing industry raging ahead and expanding at its fastest rate in many years. According to global industry analysts Markit, the U.S. Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for last month rose to a formidable 57.9, up from 55.8 in July. That's the fastest rate of growth since April 2010, based on Markit's scale. August readings also saw the fastest rise in U.S. manufacturing export sales in three years, the second-fastest rise in new orders since April 2010, backlogs of work increasing for the seventh consecutive month, and U.S. manufacturing payrolls rising at their steepest pace since March, 2013. Read more. 
This Day In History

September 18, 1769: John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts builds the first spinet piano.

September 18, 1793:
U.S. President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol building on the southeast corner of its foundation.
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month


B (Textiles/Fabrics)
Quotes of the Month

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't."

~ Thomas Edison

"Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes." 
~ John Dewey

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, October 22: ExporTech Workshop Sessions feature individual coaching and plan implementation, covering export strategy and best practices, mechanics of exporting, and export growth plans. 
Thursday, October 23 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls: Thinking of starting or expanding a business? Join GET's 10th Anniversary Celebration, a marketplace of ideas, opportunities, services, seminars, and vital Information for anyone striving for business success. 
Hudson Valley Food Industry Roundtable
HVTDC and the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) are hosting a roundtable to bring together food manufacturers in the Hudson Valley to share trends, success stories, and learn about the areas of opportunity within the industry. They will also be sharing information on the programs and services that HVTDC and NYSP2I have to offer. Stay tuned for more details!