Thin film coatings are used in a wide range of applications for many purposes. One of the world leaders in the advancement and deployment of this technology is based right here in Newburgh, in the heart of the Hudson Valley. In this episode we speak with Shawn George, Manager of Operations and Quality Assurance at Universal Thin Film.
Allendale Machinery Systems has helped countless manufacturers grow, innovate and thrive by providing them with the best, most efficient machine tool solutions. Neil is the third generation of McGills to lead the firm which primarily sells and maintains Haas Machines.
Entrepreneur and Manufacturing leader Cedric Glasper talks with Johnnieanne about the growth of Mechanical Rubber products and his growth and development as a manufacturing leader.
Selux Corporation’s Peter Stanway grew up in Manchester, England and began his career designing kitchens and bathrooms. Today, as CEO of Selux Corporation, he is bringing that design sensibility to architectural lighting manufacturing.
Before joining Chase, Chris founded CORE Leader, a leadership development company. While running CORE, Chris also founded the NYC chapter of Bunker Labs, a national non-profit that helps veterans start and grow businesses.
Previously, Chris served in the U.S. Army as an aviator in the 82nd Airborne Division. He flew OH-58D armed reconnaissance helicopters and deployed twice to Afghanistan.
JP Morgan Chase is one of the largest financial institutions in the world with$ 2.87 Trillion in assets. Banking, however, is about relationships and if falls to lenders like Chris Shaw to build and maintain those relationships.
To say Fala Technologies President Frank Falatyn is passionate about developing the next generation of manufacturing workers is a colossal understatement. What began as a journey to strengthen the skills of workers at his machine design and production engineering business in Kingston has evolved into a quest to introduce, prepare, grow and develop a generation of skilled employees to ensure that our vital manufacturing sector is able to not just survive, but thrive in the Hudson Valley.
For many of us, biting into a Bavarian cream or jelly doughnut is a small slice of heaven on earth. For Poughkeepsie-based EFCO Products, making the ingredients for those doughnuts and dozens of other bakery products is the name of the game. In this episode, Harold King speaks with Stephen Effron about this delicious family business including its 100-plus-year history, growth, challenges and opportunities.
Manufacturers Apprenticeship Program: Spring Incentives To Enroll Your Employee(s)
To encourage participation and spread the word about apprenticeship opportunities The Council of Industry will waive all registration fees for our Introductory Trade, Industrial Manufacturing Technician to companies who commit before 4/16.
The Manufacturers Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (MIAP) is a New York State Department of Labor approved manufacturing apprentice program. To encourage participation and spread the word about apprenticeship opportunities the Council will waive all registration fees for the introductory trade, Industrial Manufacturing Technician to companies who commit before 4/16.
In this episode Harold King and Johnnieanne Hansen discuss how the apprentice program works, why it works, and how you can enroll your employees.
Arnoff Moving and Storage has grown from the part time business of a Dairy farmer with a truck to the region’s premier moving, storage, rigging and fulfillment services company. We learn from the 5th generation to work in the business how that came about and how eCommerce is changing the industry.
As 2020 Draws to a close senior Council of Industry staff talk about the year that was and what their hopes and predictions for 2021.
Council of Industry President Harold King and Vice President Johnnieanne Hansen talk about this most eventful and unusual year. They talk about the impact of the pandemic on Council members as well as its impact on the association and the entire manufacturing sector. The discuss the challenges, the opportunities, and the silver linings. They also discuss what 2021 might bring to our members and to our 110-year-old association.
Johnnieanne Hansen speaks with Elaine Burns an Industrial Manufacturing Technician apprentice with Sono-Tek Corporation and her mentor, Vince Whipple about their experience with the Council of Industry’s MIAP Apprentice program.
A conversation with Rick White Former Congressman, President of TechNet, Principal at the Woodbay Group and member of the alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board .
Harold King talks with Former Congressman, alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board member, President of TechNet and Principal at the Woodbay Group Rick White about his time in Congress during the late 1990’s, the evolution of the tech industry since that time and the proper role of government to promote innovation and growth in the sector.
Johnnieanne Hansen speaks with Tim Cunningham, VP of Manufacturing for Bell Flavors and Fragrances about lean manufacturing, workforce development and leadership.
Energy law and energy policy are once again moving front and center with state and national elections upon us. Climate change, low natural gas and oil prices, a proposed “green new deal” and the implementation of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) are complex forces that business leaders need to understand. Robert Loughney, Partner at the law firm Couch White, LLP helps business leaders not just understand these forces, but to shape public policy and adapt their businesses to these changes.
When disaster occurs at your business or your home it is probably one of the worst moments of your life. Seeing a fire, flood or similar event threaten to destroy something you worked your life to build you are likely to be scared angry and frustrated. When that happens you want someone like Stephen Delillo, General Manager at Belfor Property Restoration on your side. Stephen, and Belfor, will work to make sure your property is cleaned and restored quickly and effectively – getting your business up and running again, and your house your home again.
Few elected officials understand and appreciate manufacturers as much as New York State’s Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul. Born and raised in Western New York she saw many families, including her own, grow prosperous by working in the steel and auto plants in the region. Now, as Lt. Governor she oversees the State’s Economic Development programs through the Regional Economic Development Councils and emphasizes the importance of manufacturing to New York’s economy.
In high school, JBT’s, Larry Ormond excelled on the playing fields but struggled with academics. That changed when he joined the Navy where he consistently performed at the top of his class and found his calling as a Fire Controlman. Today, Larry has brought that experience and his 11 years in the Navy to JBT where he leads a global team of sales technicians from his location in Kingston.
For many years the private sector and education sector seemed disconnected – two silos interacting only occasionally and rarely cooperatively. There have been, however, individuals who have been able to break out of those silos, who have created opportunities and programs for businesses and educators to work together with common purpose, that purpose being the betterment of young people. One such person is Steve Casa, Workplace Learning Coordinator at Ulster BOCES.
No two careers in manufacturing are the same. In the case of Kevin Brewster, President of Brewster Machinery a start in a small machine shop in Connecticut has led him on a path to owning his own used equipment auction and Appraisal business. A journey that has given him insights into the many issues facing manufacturer from workforce development to international competition tax policy and more.
Since 1963, Access has been supporting individuals and families with very different needs including those with significant medical or behavioral issues, and others who live independently with minimal help. They provide behavioral health services, services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Among those services is Access Business Solutions which provides meaningful employment to disabled individuals.
For manufacturers energy is very often a sizable expense. Managing that expense and the risks associated with energy markets can have a significant impact on a firm’s bottom line perhaps even be the difference between profit and loss. In this episode we dive into the complex world of energy markets with Tim Bigler, Senior Energy Market Strategist at Direct Energy to learn about the many factors that influence prices.
No one loves an innovator more than Hudson Valley manufacturers and that is why we are excited to have had, and to share, this conversation with Dr. Jonah Schenker, Deputy Superintendent at Ulster BOCES. Jonah’s thoughts on learning and teaching – and the work he and the team at Ulster BOCES are doing – are creative, innovative, and having positive impacts on students.
Perhaps the best kept secret in the Hudson Valley is that most of the mainframe computers operating the world’s most critical financial, government, defense and industrial information infrastructures are manufactured right here in Poughkeepsie. Johnnieanne Hansen talks with John and Warren, two of the leaders at the Poughkeepsie site about the “Z” System mainframe, workforce, leadership and more.
The Community Colleges in the Mid-Hudson Region are at the forefront of education and workforce development. Perhaps no public institutions anywhere are more effective at changing lives for the better than are our community colleges. SUNY Orange is no exception, and under the leadership of Dr. Young the college has become and even more effective institution.
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