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Post: Apr. 12, 2020

Council of Industry Podcast: Listen to Members Discuss the Impact of COVID 19 on Their Businesses 

Posted on Apr. 9, 2020

As the COVID 19 crises unfolds the Council of Industry is using all its resources to keep its members up to date with the latest information and resources to keep their employees safe and their businesses operating. This podcast is one of those resources and part of those efforts.

In this episode Johnnieanne Hansen from the Council of Industry interviews Rich Croce, President of Viking Industries.

Johnnieanne and Rich talk about Viking’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic and their efforts to keep their employees safe and their business running. Tragically, an employee of Viking died from the coronavirus several weeks ago.  Rich discusses the effect of that death on the Viking family and the extraordinary efforts they are making to keep their employees safe and secure.

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Posted on Apr. 12, 2020
In this episode Johnnieanne Hansen, Vice President of the Council of Industry and Harold King, President discuss the events of the week of April 5th – April 10th surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic, its effect on Hudson Valley manufacturers and their employees, and the Council of Industry’s response.

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Webinars: FUZEHUB Will be Delivering 2 Interesting Webinars in the Coming Weeks

Stay Nimble with Toyota Kata

April 17, 2020 | 11 AM – 12 PM EST
We find ourselves in unprecedented times right now. How do we maintain focus on what we need to do to navigate forward? How do we ensure that our precious resources are aligned across the company? How do we stay nimble in the midst of a rapidly changing and developing environment?

In this webinar, participants will discover how to leverage the “Improvement Kata” and “Coaching Kata” patterns that have helped Toyota develop their world-renowned continuous improvement culture. Understand how brain science backs up the daily practice of these patterns. Real world examples will illustrate how the “Improvement Kata” maximizes resource utilization by ensuring that improvement activities are aligned with business goals. Participants will also discover how the “Improvement Kata” is an efficient way to manage through all situations, including a crisis!

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The Manufacturer’s Guide to FDA Regulations, Guidance, and the Emergency Use Act

April 21, 2020 | 11 AM – 12 PM EST
In partnership with MedTech

This webinar will present information on products regulated by the FDA, and a brief description of the FDA clearance and approval process. We will also discuss how the Emergency Use Act and COVID-19 related guidance can help manufacturers striving to produce medical devices during pandemic related shortages.

Presented by: Michelle Bonn, President, Guideline Medical Consulting

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