Western New York

Winter 2017 Newsletter- Project Launches
Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services (Erie County) Buffalo, New York

Type of Organization: Company that specializes in testing, inspections, and certifications

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Create and Foster an Engaged Workplace Culture for Supervisors

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Deliver training to the management team to prepare the company for long-term growth and change. The program will assist managers in developing leadership skills to support the company's growth trajectory. The program will result in the retention of current staff and addition of new positions as the company grows.

Employees at Location: 295

S. Howes, Inc. (Chautauqua County) Silver Creek, New York

Type of Organization: Processing equipment manufacturer

Project Type: Training

Project Name: ISO 9001:2015 Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Job Retention

Project Focus: Provide employees with ISO training in order to increase structure to operations and expand business opportunities. Successful implementation of this industry standard certification will result in retention of current employees and future job growth.

Employees at Location: 25

Cummins, Inc. (Chautauqua County) Lakewood, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of power equipment and related products

Project Type: Training

Project Name: MSSC Certified Production Technician Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus:

Support company in addressing core technical competencies of skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing in order to improve quality and efficiencies companywide.

Employees at Location: 1,400

Simply Italiano, Inc. (Erie County) Lancaster, New York

Type of Organization: Specialty foods manufacturer

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment - Prep Freezer, Crepe Maker, & Freezer Merchandiser

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Job Retention

Project Focus: Assist with purchase of new equipment so that the company can expand offerings made in-house to meet growing customer demands. The project will result in increased sales and subsequent business growth, leading to future job creation.

Employees at Location: 4

Associated Brands (Orleans County) Medina, New York

Type of Organization: Supplier of dry packaged foods

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Mechatronics Training Phases 1 & 2

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Assist with a two-part training project. In the first phase individuals will be exposed to electrical and electronic theory and practice applications. In the second phase individuals will be exposed to the theory, implementation, and practical review of programmable logic controls (PLC's). Employees who complete the program will be more efficient in conducting machine troubleshooting and programming.

Employees at Location: 275

Rem-tronics, Inc. (Chautauqua County) Dunkirk, New York

Type of Organization: Medical device manufacturer

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Advanced Manufacturing Implementation Strategy

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Help the company incorporate automation into their manufacturing processes in order to optimize operations, establish sustained competitive advantages, and support the company's planned growth. The project will result in the workforce becoming skilled in automation, leading to increased productivity and job retention.

Employees at Location: 71

Napoleon Engineering Services (Cattaraugus County) Olean, New York

Type of Organization: Company that specializes in bearing inspection, testing, and manufacturing

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Metallography Certification Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Provide certified metallography training to an incumbent worker and develop the employee's skill set, thereby doubling the capacity of the materials lab. The anticipated results include the enhanced ability to serve customers, to grow the business, and the retention of current staff.

Employees at Location: 41

Frederick Machine & Manufacturing, Inc. (Erie County) Buffalo, New York

Type of Organization: Machine and manufacturing company

Project Type: Combination

Project Name: Strategic Marketing Support

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Enable company to successfully pursue new markets via training on both new end-user and geographic markets. The employees directly engaged in the project will gain skills in recognizing specific markets with appropriate customer profiles that offer the greatest opportunity for success. The project will result in the development and retention of current staff, and will ensure long term stability for the company.

Employees at Location: 17

Litelab Corporation (Erie County) Buffalo, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of lighting solutions

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Operational Excellence Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Assist with funding Certified LEAN Professional training to advance efficiencies and manufacturing processes so that the company can continue to compete on a global market.

Employees at Location: 110

Cutco Corporation (Cattaraugus County) Olean, New York

Type of Organization: Unionized cutlery manufacturer

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment Upgrades

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention

Project Focus: Help the company replace obsolete grinding control systems with a new system that will result in a reduction in manufacturing disruptions, and ensure job retention.

Employees at Location: 657

Greif, Inc. (Erie County) Tonawanda, New York

Type of Organization: Unionized manufacturer of packaging products

Project Type: Training

Project Name: 5s Training & Maintenance Department Organization

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention

Project Focus: Improve the maintenance area’s layout and cleanliness with a goal of improving use of resources and flow, and allowing the company to use the area to showcase goods. Employees will be trained to identify areas of improvement and to understand principles of Lean manufacturing.

Employees at Location: 51

**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.