About Shift

Innovative technology levels the playing field for small- to medium-sized manufacturers. It allows them to produce better, faster and more efficiently. However, in a world where time is a capital expenditure few can afford, accessing that innovation can seem like an insurmountable barrier.

Shift is a program from Buffalo Manufacturing Works that removes those obstacles at no cost to the participating manufacturer. It’s an accessible and essential first step for those who don’t know how or where to start the process of identifying and investing in achievable and implementable technology.

The program’s purpose is to tailor solutions to help you utilize innovative technology to reach your goals

If I’d asked my customers what they want, they’d have said a faster horse.”

The Shift Process


Get an Innovation Scorecard that assesses key business risks and capacity for innovation.


Join industry and business experts at workshops to learn about the latest technological innovations and how to position your business for growth.


Receive an On-Site Review with specialized engineers to identify opportunities for innovation.


Implement innovations and improvements with the help and support of Buffalo Manufacturing Works.

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Submit a simple form to start the enrollment process.

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