Altman Lighting Applies Lean 6S Principles to Factory Floor

Altman Lighting

  RESULTS: 2,600 square feet freed up for future product line manufacturing 750 square feet freed up for low usage tool and die-set storage Improved cycle times and unit completion dates Reduced product defects and search times   WHO: Founded in 1953 by Charles Altman, Altman lighting is now run by second generation, Robert Altman. […]

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Spectral Systems Applies DMAIC Strategy to Improve Processes

RESULTS: Retained Sales of $250,000/year Previously at risk of losing a good customer if improvements were not made quickly – likely sales will increase as a result. On Time Delivery Between March 2017 and August 2017, from 50% to 100% Decrease Internal Rejection Rate Before coating, from 4-week average of 16 per week, to 3 […]

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Sono-Tek Corporation Embraces Lean Initiatives with the Help of MTEC

Sono-Tek Ultrasonic Spray Nozzle

  RESULTS Increase Sales by $100,000 Due to decreases in lead times, customers realized they could get products same day. Retained Sales of $200,000 Result of increased efficiency and decreased lead times, they were not losing customers to competition. Achieved a narrower focus for manufacturing and sales teams in terms of what products to push. […]

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MTEC Assists Spectral Systems with Production and Procedures

In April 2016, Mr. Bruce Capuano, Vice President of Spectral Systems, LLC, engaged MTEC to solve issues with the company’s product rejection rates. MTEC Senior Project Engineer, Phil vanOss stepped in to help with Lean Six Sigma and 5S implementation. Spectral Systems, a leader in precise optical components, coatings and systems integration, was founded over […]

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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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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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How Linoto Was Found

By Ralph Brown, HVTDC Business Development Advisor On Tuesday evening, April 12, 2016, CNBC’s “The Billion Dollar Buyer” presented the hospitality company Lindry’s Inc. Chairperson and CEO, Tilman Fertitta. Tilman operates a number of nationally known dining and entertainment brands, including Morton’s The Steakhouse and Golden Nugget Hotels & Casinos. Tilman has tremendous buying power […]

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Sigmund Cohn Corp Achieves Gold Status

The Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC) congratulates Sigmund Cohn Corp for the continued improvement of their manufacturing processes and the use of their internal ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS). For the past two years, the Mount Vernon, NY precious metals wire and precision fabricator has refined and improved their QMS, making considerable progress […]

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HVTDC Congratulates Lamothermic Precision Casting Corp

The Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC) congratulates Lamothermic Precision Casting Corporation for successfully completing their Value Stream Mapping and applying new techniques to grow and improve their business. The Brewster, NY manufacturer, having embraced Lean for several years, looked to bolster operations last summer with the goal of identifying opportunities for improvement, eliminating areas […]

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