2014 Spring Issue HV Mfg Magazine

covers of HV Mfg magaine Spring 2014 (PDF file)

Cover: Larry Fryer on the factory floor at Fryer Machine Systems, Inc.

Cover photo by Tom LeBarbera/Picture This Studios

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Contents: Spring 2014 Issue

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Spring 2014 – Full issue (60 Pg – 7MB)

3 | Table of Contents
Table of contents with hyperlinks to all articles.

5 | Letter from the Executive Vice President
Hudson Valley manufacturers and productivity.

7 | Managing energy risk w/ the Energy Buying Consortium
Employing sound strategies to minimize our members’ exposure to volatile energy markets while maximizing their opportunity to save.

13 | Legislative Issues
Tax breaks for manufacturers in the new State Budget could be less than meets the eye when it comes to delivering real savings and business opportunity.

18 | Opportunity in every challenge
An interview with Russ Yeager, President of Alcoa Fastening Systems.

22 | Manufacturing solutions
The history of Fryer Machine Systems, Inc. demonstrates how a “can-do” attitude and a commitment to reinvention helps lead to success.

27 | P-Tech comes to the Valley
A new model of education teams high school, community college and industry to teach real-world business skills to the workforce of the future.

33 | Robots in reality
The new breed of easily programmed robots—prevalent in every industry—automates routine and repetitive tasks…24-hours a day, seven days a week.

35 | Lean Six Sigma for all
The principles of continuous improvement are today being applied to processes in all sectors, including healthcare, service, education, finance and government.

41 | Membership directory — An alphabetical listing of our members

41 | Members listed by business category

41 | Associate Members listed by business category

58 | Advertisers Index