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What You Need to Know about Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is a lean manufacturing technique. Lean manufacturing helps companies eliminate excess waste within their manufacturing systems. VSM is a powerful technique used to evaluate specific aspects of an organization’s “current state” that might not be performing at an optimal level. A map becomes a visual baseline to depict and improve flow and […]

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MTEC Guides Selux Corporation on the Road to World Class Lean

A little over a year ago, Mr. Michael Seckler, Vice President of Manufacturing at Selux Corporation, attended an MTEC event focused on Performance Benchmarking. MTEC event presenter and Principal Lean and Quality Systems Engineer David Tooker caught the attention and interest of Mr. Seckler and an important business relationship began shortly thereafter. Selux Corporation, a high-end manufacturer […]

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HVTDC Announces BIG Changes

We are excited to announce that the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC) is rebranding! HVTDC is now doing business as the Manufacturing and Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC)! We are taking our company to a new level with a fresh face and new opportunities. Change is good – and we are certainly undergoing a lot […]

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Manufacturing support organization relocates to Ulster County

NEW PALTZ – SUNY New Paltz students are gaining real-world, hands-on experience thanks to a partnership with the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC). The Center and its 11 employees and five engineering interns, who recently moved locations from Newburgh to 180 South Street, Highland, provides consultation and growth services to regional small and mid-size manufacturing and early-stage technology […]

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HVTDC Hosts First Food Safety Summit

On June 21, 2016 Hudson Valley Technology Development Center and local food and beverage manufacturers gathered to discuss and analyze the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Act, which President Obama passed in 2011, has led the biggest reform of food safety laws since the 1940s. The act concerns contamination, calling for companies to not just […]

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EAW Introduces New Product to Stauber Performance Ingredients

In 2011, Stauber Performance Ingredients had a vision for their newly acquired facility in Florida, New York. Under the leadership of Executive Steve Graham, the Stauber team developed a strategy to take their “good” ingredients manufacturer to “world class” status over the next five years. That vision has become reality, as Hawkins, Inc. completed its […]

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Stagnation is Not an Hoption

HVTDC Providing Solutions for Regional Food and Beverage Manufacturers The Hudson Valley region boasts one of the most dynamic bases for the food and beverage industry in the U.S.  While fostering interest among locals, the emerging industry plays a vital role in the region’s economic growth and success. In recent years, it has experienced rapid […]

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Bringing Technology to Your Business – Part IV + Bringing It All Together

Over the past four months, we have pondered several ways technology has crucial effects on manufacturing and business operations. Contrary to popular belief, technology transcends computer software; it pervades nearly every aspect of an effectively run business. No matter the size of the company, nor the type of goods or services produced, technology innovation has […]

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Lean for Sales (Lean Part 12)

Revenue generation, sales growth, and finding and retaining customers are the lifeblood of all companies. It goes without saying that cash flow improves and customer satisfaction increases when customer jobs, orders, and products are quoted, processed, loaded, and shipped faster and more efficiently. Therefore, let us examine how an important Lean tool, Value Stream Mapping, […]

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Lean Part 11: A New Way of Looking at Accounting

Over the past eight months, we have delved into Lean manufacturing principles that focus on eliminating waste and require that all the processes used to manufacture a product occur in sequence. As businesses implement a Lean approach to manufacturing, CPAs have also begun to discover many standard accounting practices no longer hold water. As a […]

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