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Success Story: Celebrating Shift and the Manufacturing Community

By 
Marissa Malone

This past week, members, partners, and friends joined the Shift team for food and drinks at Community Beer Works to celebrate Shift's first year.

Small-to medium-sized manufacturers (SMM) from different industries joined together to share stories of how Shift impacted their organization. From the implementation of documented goals and a strategic plan to that of an automated bagging system, everyone shared their successes - both big and small.  

We are humbled by the support from SMMs in WNY and owe a special thank you to some of the Shift Ambassadors such as Schutte Hammermill, LSI-NY, Taylor Devices, Ring Precision Components, Monofrax, STI-CO, and Tapecon.

With your support and engagement, we have made significant strides in just over one-year and Shift is working with SMMs across all five counties of WNY:

  • Manufacturers engaged: 137
  • Business Assessments completed: 59
  • Companies in workshops: 23
  • Innovation Audits initiated: 11

Thank you again to all the manufacturers who came out to celebrate Shift's one-year anniversary at Community Beer Works. It was a great event with new and old members - all of which the program would be nothing without.

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