Central New York

Winter 2017 Newsletter- Project Launches
Fulton Thermal Corporation (Oswego County) Pulaski, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of thermal fluid heaters for food, chemical, and pharmaceutical processing

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Industrial Electrical Controls Fundamentals

Impact to Jobs: Job Promotion, Skill Development

Project Focus: Increase the electrical skill level of new hires to the maintenance team around machine and maintenance procedures and troubleshooting problems. Successful implementation of the training will result in a decrease in machine downtime and position the company for growth.

Employees at Location: 147

STCR, Inc. (Broome County) Endwell, New York

Type of Organization: Company that resells point-of-sale (POS) systems and solutions, and provides helpdesk support for cash register systems

Project Type: Training

Project Name: SMS Level 1

Impact to Jobs: Skill Development

Project Focus: Provide training that will give employees an improved knowledge base of SMS software used in POS systems. The project will lead to improved customer service skills.

Employees at Location: 46

Welch Allyn (Cayuga County) Skaneateles, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of medical devices

Project Type: Training

Project Name: FDA Quality System Regulation Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Provide training on current trends in quality assurance and regulatory affairs related to the manufacture of medical devices. Individuals who attend the training will refresh their knowledge of current industry trends and gain greater ability to influence the direction of company activities. The project will result in the development and retention of current employees and continued growth of the company.

Employees at Location: 1,000

Morse MFG Co. Inc. (Onondaga County) East Syracuse, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of equipment used for handling the various drums and barrels used as shipping containers and process vessels

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Export NY

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Provide training and coaching that will help the company expand into the International marketplace.

Employees at Location: 34

SelfLock Screw Products Company, Inc. (Onondaga County) Syracuse, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of precision machined products, custom cable assemblies, and mechanical assemblies

Project Type: Combination – Equipment and Training

Project Name: 3D Printer & Solidworks Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Skill Development

Project Focus: Improve inspection consistency and the company's ability to measure complex profiles via assistance with equipment and training. The successful implementation of this project will result in an increase in production, shorter lead times, and future job growth.

Employees at Location: 30

All Seasonings Ingredients, Inc. (Madison County) Oneida, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer and wholesale distributor of spices and ingredients

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Technical Skills Upgrade Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Skill Development

Project Focus: Upgrade technical skills of line operators related to troubleshooting problems with newly purchased equipment. The project will refine the skill sets of current employees and help set the company on a path of continued business and workforce growth.

Employees at Location: 46

Healthway Home Products, Inc. (Oswego County) Pulaski, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of air purification units

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Export NY

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Skill Development

Project Focus: Provide training to improve the company's ability to sell into the International marketplace.

Employees at Location: 24

Unimar, Inc. (Onondaga County) North Syracuse, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of custom obstruction lighting solutions for a wide variety of industrial applications

Project Type: Training

Project Name: ISO 9001:2008 Maintenance Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Train and prepare staff for the implementation of the new standard for ISO being rolled out in April 2018. The training will enable the company to be more cost effective, produce less waste, and increase quality and effectiveness. The project will result in the retention of current employees and the continued ability of the company to expand its customer base.

Employees at Location: 15

On Point for College, Inc. (Onondaga County) Syracuse, New York

Type of Organization: A not-for-profit organization that works with young people from low-income households to help them enroll in and complete college

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment - Capacity Building Project

Impact to Jobs: Job Placement, Skill Development

Project Focus: Help the organization build capacity for outreach to a larger number of young adults around job readiness, career assessment, college enrollment, internships, and job shadows. Strengthen the organization’s ability to align students’ interests and aptitudes with in-demand occupations in the region.

Employees at Location: 26

Blading Services Unlimited LLC (Madison County) Canastota, New York

Type of Organization: Supplier of high-quality turbine blades for all gas and steam turbine applications

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment - Material Analyzer & Compressor

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Skill Development

Project Focus:

Assist the company with equipment purchases that will enable it to expand capacity. The material analyzer will enable the company to identify the type of material needed for customer orders while the compressor will support the addition of machining equipment. The increase in equipment will allow for increased production and job growth. Current staff will also be trained on the new equipment.

Employees at Location: 10

AllSource Fire Supply, Inc. (Oswego County) Parish, New York

Type of Organization: Wholesaler and manufacturer of fire protection sprinkler system materials

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment - Manufacturing Equipment

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth

Project Focus: Assist the company with an equipment purchase that will enable it to fabricate larger pipes, opening opportunities to provide services not currently available locally. The new machinery will result in increased efficiencies, leading to business growth and job creation.

Employees at Location: 3

IBEW Local 1249 (Onondaga County) East Syracuse, New York

Type of Organization: Union organization that provides training in electrical skills and safety for linemen

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment for Underground Wire Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth

Project Focus:

Assist the union with training equipment to allow it to expand training in underground electrical applications. Training will include both comprehensive safety and methods around installing and splicing underground cables. The training is in response to increasing demands on general contractors (and therefore the IBEW Local) to supply a larger workforce with these skills.

Employees at Location: 700

Signarama (Onondaga County) Syracuse, New York

Type of Organization: Full service graphics and sign manufacturer

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Training Within Industry and LEAN Principles Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Skill Development

Project Focus: Train staff around ways to streamline production processes to reduce waste and time spent re-doing work. The anticipated result is a well trained staff and the company positioned to add business and jobs.

Employees at Location: 7

Elmcrest (Onondaga County) Syracuse, New York

Type of Organization: Non-profit that serves youth with developmental disabilities, as well as medical and emotional challenges, in residential and community settings

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment for Pre-Vocational Training for Individuals with Disabilities

Impact to Jobs: Job Placement, Skill Development

Project Focus: Provide laptops and smartboards to the agency so that it can improve the way it trains the individuals with whom it works. Ensure the individuals have skills in technology so that they are better prepared for job placement opportunities.

Employees at Location: 515

Occupational Health Clinical Centers (Onondaga County) Syracuse, New York

Type of Organization: Non-profit that provides high quality occupational medicine services in Central NY, specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupational diseases

Project Type: Combination – Research/Analysis and Training

Project Name: Low Wage Workers Health Project, Phase IV

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Continue an ongoing project to understand the impact of low wages on health over time, and to provide customized occupational health education to low wage workers to improve health outcomes. The program provides advanced workshops designed to galvanize community leaders and increase the ability to sustain worker health educational activity (and therefore promote health) in organizations.

Employees at Location: 19

Byrne Dairy (Onondaga County) Lafayette, New York

Type of Organization: Family-owned dairy business that produces milk, yogurt, and ice cream products in three plants in Central NY

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Training Within Industry (TWI) Job Instruction Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus:

Enhance training of employees around production processes to position the company for continued growth and to enhance retention of staff.

Employees at Location: 486

**PLEASE NOTE: If the number of employees is listed as "n/a," then the project is targeted to other organizations. For example, building trades unions run training programs for their members, but members are hired separately by general contractors. In other cases, a non-profit may be running a program that serves others.