COMAIRCO’s Compressed Air Challenge Seminar

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Crown Plaza, Three Executive Blvd, Suffern, NY 10901

Cost: $295 per person, includes continental, breakfast, lunch, breaks and materials

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Continental Breakfast and Registration

7:30 a.m.

Why Care About Air?

  • Compressed Air Challenge Questionnaire
  • Pre-Workshop Assignment


Study Your Supply Side

  • What is supply side?
  • Typical components of the supply system: compressors, controls, dryers, traps and drains, and filters


Are You on Base?

  • Baselining Basics and Techniques

Understand Your Demands

  • What is the Demand Side?
  • Typical components of demand
  • Inappropriate uses of compressed air
  • Common leak locations and how to fix them.


Lunch – Will be provided

Stay Under Control

  • Controls, part-load efficiency, and storage
  • Using Controls – Pros and Cons


Maintain System Efficiency

  • Simple, quick cost-cutting measures
  • System demand profile


Get with the Plan

  • Seven Step Action Plan
  • Personal Action Plan


Summary and Evaluation
 Adjourn 5:00 p.m

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Information Session Web-Conference Call

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Where: Online webinar/conference call

Cost: Free

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Dutchess Community College (DCC) and the Council of Industry (CI) are planning to offer the Lean Six Sigma Blended Green Belt training certification program for the Hudson Valley region in the spring 2020 timeframe.

Lean Six Sigma has become a significant force within organizations in all sectors to optimize processes and drive out waste. The Green Belt training provides individuals with the tools necessary to clearly define a problem, gather and analyze data and information, and implement improvements that can be sustained. The results have been outstanding, with many organizations reporting significant financial benefits, enhanced customer satisfaction, and reduced costs.  The sessions are highly interactive, and include classroom assignments and structured exercises.  In addition, participants are required to utilize the tool learned in the training on a project specific to their organization.  The benefits of these projects typically more than cover the cost of the training.  Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality and Applied Statistics (RIT CQAS) will be providing the instructional staff.

RIT CQAS is a leader in Lean Six Sigma training, having worked with over 100 organizations and trained thousands of individuals in manufacturing, service, healthcare, and education sectors. Over the past decade, DCC and CI have partnered with RIT to present Lean Six Sigma training in the region. The response to this training has been excellent.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 10-11am for a web-conference call to learn more about the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program.  Below is the program outline:

  • Student Candidate Selection
  • Training Program, Schedule and Topics Covered
  • Project Selection
  • Certification Requirements
  • Questions & Answers

Presenter: Vinnie Buonomo, Senior Program Manager & Instructor, RIT CQAS

HR Network: Wage and Hour- Basics, and More

When: Friday, June 7th, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Where: Council of Industry Office, Media Room, The Desmond Campus, Newburgh, NY

Cost: Free for members

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This presentation will cover the essentials of Wage and Hour issues including recent developments as well as compensable time such as “off the clock”, meals, reasst, waiting and on-call time.  We will explore some exempt employee issues as well.  Attendees will walk away with a solid understanding (or refresher) on the key elements of wage and hour issues and be better prepared to address them in their workplace.

Presenter Douglas Gerhardt, Partner, Harris Beach PLLC 
Douglas has a diverse statewide practice focusing on labor and employment law, particularly representing school districts in a wide range of issues, including general education matters, labor and human resources.  Douglas serves as general counsel, special counsel and public sector labor counsel to school districts across New York state, including some of the largest.  He frequently advises clients on complicated employment issues, student matters, First Amendment free speech issues and common business practices.  Douglas is integrally involved in counseling on new laws and rules impacting educational institutions and is a frequent lecturer on legal issues affecting school districts, public employers and labor relations.