August 15, 2017_Responding to the “right here, right now” customer

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(Anthony Romero – PMP – Sales and Applications Engineering Manager)

During Prospect Machine Products’ 67 years in business we have always listened to our customers. This listening and understanding has given us a perspective and level of interaction with our customers that most manufacturers don’t have. It has also given us insight into how we can better work to satisfy their changing buying behavior.Read More »August 15, 2017_Responding to the “right here, right now” customer


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Lean Awareness Training – The New Culture

On Friday, May 22, the entire Prospect Machine Products’ team completed a Lean Awareness Training Program as a launch into Lean thinking and processes. Part of the program consisted of hands-on training exercises as well as discussions that introduced our team to the strategies, tools and methods to succeed and thrive with our customers.Read More »LEAN AWARENESS TRAINING – THE NEW CULTURE

The Skills for A Career In The 21st Century Deep Draw Metal Stamping Industry

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A Blog from Manufacturing Engineer David Boiano

NVCC Technology Hall Deep Draw Apprenticeship

NVCC Technology Hall

In 2012 I was asked to join the advisory council to help guide the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), our local community college. The purpose of the AMTC at NVCC, one of four new centers in Connecticut, being modeled after the highly successful Asnuntuck Community College program, is to provide local manufacturers with qualified trained technicians to meet industry specific needs. The centers needed to be designed, built and filled with students in less than one year.Read More »The Skills for A Career In The 21st Century Deep Draw Metal Stamping Industry

Apprenticeships Lead to Bright Manufacturing Future

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Apprentice of deep draw metal stamping at Prospect Machine ProductsApprenticeships are to the manufacturing world what internships are to the healthcare field a training ground where students of the trade acquire hands-on skills and first-hand knowledge, while being paid. An apprenticeship is a crucial and helpful step to a permanent job and successful career, yet also a valuable resource in the success of manufacturing. H&T Waterbury, Inc. General Manager Ron Turmel said, “The Waterbury/ Naugatuck Valley area is known as the metal form- ing/stamping capital of the world due to the highly skilled workforce that has been developed and maintained through many apprenticeship programs.” Nothing new, apprenticeships in some area manu- facturing companies have been in existence for decades. Stewart EFI, a precision stamping company in Thomaston, has been offering an apprenticeship program for 27 years.

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