July 2017

In the month of July, we feature a video interview with Sono-Tek Corporation covering their choice to work with MTEC and their experience implementing Lean manufacturing principles. The fourth and final step in “How to Keep Your Supply Chain from Killing You”, which focuses on the purchasing department. Other news includes a report on the growth of manufacturing, showing robust advances in production. There are four more marketing actions for manufacturers in a follow up from June.  Most small businesses believe they are less susceptible to cyber attacks, when they are in fact the most vulnerable, July’s newsletter contains five ways to reduce your risk of cyber security attacks.

June 2017

In June we recap the Supply Chain Event and its success in linking manufacturers with local suppliers. Following the welcoming of our four new interns are the top 20 facts about manufacturing, and Part 3 of How to Keep Your Supply Chain from Killing You. For manufacturers looking for tips into marketing their small to mid-size businesses, read the suggested “Four Marketing Actions Items”.

May 2017

This month we announce MTEC’s Supply Chain Partners Event which will help bring manufacturers together with local resources. MTEC also says goodbye, and good luck to four of their graduating interns. Part two, of, “How to Keep Your Supply Chain From Killing You” involves tracking the purchases of your customers, and understanding their purchasing strategies. Also, highlights from New York’s 2018 Budget and “Getting Started with Exporting”.

April 2017

For April, we have the first part in, “How to Keep Your Supply Chain From Killing You”. Learn about how a purchasing culture that does not live by the principles of Lean, and depends on long, thin supply chains, can kill a business. Finally we close our 5S series with the last and most important step, the “Sustain” step, which will solidify the previous steps for the long term.

March 2017

This month, read about why close to half of small to medium sized manufacturing firms cite employee recruitment as a major issue. We also go over the fourth step in the 5S blog series titled, “Standardize”, which will help companies make the first three steps a natural part of their daily routines. Also, check out the infographic with facts about manufacturing and its contributions.

February 2017

February’s newsletter features an article by Steven L. Blue, “Why Smart Manufacturing is a Dumb Idea”. Blue writes about why he believes smart manufacturing only plays a small part in the salvation of American manufacturing, but what plays a much larger role, is the “smart workforce”. Following last month’s 5s step is the third, the “Shine” step. Also read success stories about startups and small manufacturers!

January 2017

For our January newsletter we’ve highlighted some of the exciting accomplishments of the 2016 year. Also, read about the second step in our 5S blog series, “Set in Order”, learn how to create a more optimized workspace and what is required from you to get there.


December 2016

December’s issues features a story in which MTEC assisted Spectral Systems, a leader in precise optical components, coatings, and systems integration, perform more efficiently and enhance the overall quality of their product. Following their success is an introduction to 5S, the first “S” to help you optimize your workplace.

November 2016

This month features a success story with Selux Corportation, a high-end manufacturer of Architectural Luminaires, who were trained and assisted with the implementation of using Lean Six Sigma techniques through David Tooker’s, “Do, Train, Educate” approach. In addition, what you need to know about value stream mapping.

October 2016

HVTDC announces rebranding as MTEC showcasing their new facilities in Highland, New York.