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Preparing the Unemployed for Manufacturing Jobs

Lake Region MedicalThanks to a grant awarded by the New York State Department of Labor, UB TCIE is preparing unemployed workers for entry-level to mid-level manufacturing positions. The Advanced Manufacturing Quality Specialist (AMQS) Certification Program trains participants in the skills needed for production technician and quality inspector roles through three topics of study. A mechanical attributes portion is taught by Jason Armstrong and Phillip Cormier, both of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Peter Baumgartner, UB TCIE Operational Excellence Director, is educating participants in the Lean methodology and UB TCIE facilitator Sriram “Sri” Vilayanoor is providing an overview about ISO (International Organization for Standardization). » More

Certifying High-Skilled Production Workers

TwitterIndividuals seeking to set themselves apart with elevated manufacturing production credentials will soon have an opportunity to do so. This spring, UB TCIE will become a Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Assessment Center. As an authorized testing location, UB TCIE will administer MSSC’s exams in safety; quality practices and measurement; manufacturing processes and production; and maintenance awareness. MSSC is a national training, assessment and certification system for core skills and knowledge needed by front-line production and material handling workers. Stay tuned for details.

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The grand-prize winner of the 43North business competition is among the newest batch of companies approved for START-UP NY through their affiliation with UB. So far, 37 companies have pledged to move or expand in the Buffalo Niagara region and work with UB to further their respective business. In return, they don’t pay New York State business, corporate, income, sales or property taxes, or franchise fees for 10 years. » More

Supply Chain Strategy

Whether you’re operating at a well-established company or a start-up, ensuring a coordinated response from the entire supply chain is integral to competing in the marketplace. UB Distinguished Professor Nallan Suresh will provide best practices during a two-day Strategic Supply Chain Management workshop in May. » More

UB Engineering News

UB Distinguished Professor Promoted to CMI Director


UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) has a new executive director: Mark Swihart, UB Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The CMI was established in 2012 to support regional growth in advanced manufacturing and materials science related industries. The center leverages UB's vast network of technical resources and capabilities to help industry and the public sector bring ideas to market. » More


Case Study 1

Developing a Startup

The UB School of Management’s High-Tech Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
(CEL) – partially funded through an Economic Development Administration grant awarded to a consortium of UB entities and administered by UB TCIE – has served as an important building block for START-UP NY company Thimble (formerly GradFly). The program has produced a domino effect, leading to company development and business growth. » More

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Case Study 2

Deciding the Best Use of Space

Lake Region Medical

When TREK, INC., outgrew its facility, leaders resolved to prime the new headquarters
for operational success. They contacted UB TCIE to obtain expertise in optimal layout design. Work completed by an engineering professor and students helped the company make critical relocation decisions. The UB team’s thorough approach and flexibility were so impressive that university resources were tapped for a second facility layout project.
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