ACM News

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Date Description

 03/18/2021

 ACM's Progressive Mfg. Team conducted a Zoom Technology Webinar on "Automation and Robotics & 14.0 Emerging Technologies". Slides from the webinar are available to view or download at:  ACM_March_18_2021_Progressive_Mfg_Lean_Webinar_Slides.pdf.   A recording of the webinar may be heard at: https://zoom.us/rec/share/TTiifcI9QsZflUIJlqru-Evdfcm0MVyAhm3tHKZ-JuE0RQBpSeYzauOsvpp0F77b.0L7L1VsOeXAbVXBv ; the passcode is b$Jh8!Na.

 02/24/2021

 ACM's WorkForce Development Team met on February 24th.  This meeting featured a presentation by Kelli Vallieres, CT DECD Executive Director for Workforce Strategy and Vice-Chair of the Governor's Workforce Council; her presentation is available to view or download at:   Workforce_Development_Team_Zoom_February_24_2021.pdf

 02/18/2021

 ACM's Progressive Mfg. Team conducted a Zoom meeting focused the Stanley X DeepHow training technology. Slides from the presentation are available to view or download at: Progressive_Team_Meeting_Slide_Deck_2_18_21.pdf.  A video of this presentation may be viewed at: https://zoom.us/rec/share/OQT_M0nPs3UB7ladB7W2xSSBFwSuUBZ6aUUBto4ashSnsdFy3wHMNyhP3Y_VzFg.M8CxcpWDE0PZ2j9X.  The video  Passcode is: DGs*A7W$.

A demo video is available at:  http://ccat.us/deephow.  

 02/16/2021

 ACM's Business Development Team meeting of February 16th featured a presentation by Colin Cooper, CT Chief Manufacturing Office; Cooper's presentation is available to view or download at:  Colin_Cooper_Presentation_to_BD_Team_21621.pdf.

. 01/19/2021

 ACM's January 19th Business Development Meeting was conducted virtually; click link to view or download slides and video of the meeting:   BusDev_Team_Mtg_of_1-19-21.pdf

 11/19/2020

 ACM conducted a Progressive Mfg Lean Webinar "Lean During the COVID Era".  Listen to a panel discussion of lean business leaders as they address the issues and opportunities they are experiencing during these challenging times.  Please click the link below to view the video recording (1 hour long):
https://zoom.us/rec/play/9Cauo-JWYhK3RTHXWW-eBXSbS0D5GiUbcg5OWIAQZ6K7eoS9u8gNbY0AfcRJOf4StUnlb3JGFspuxTtQ._o0Sg56ikBD5FbI5?autoplay=true&startTime=1605801531000.  The password to access the video is:  W9*hhFn2

 10/30/2020

 INFO---Middletown High School is giving students hands-on experience in aerospace and advanced manufacturing, offering a new aerospace and manufacturing program with courses in drone and flight science, mechanical technology, and aerospace design.  Please view the following (2)  brief videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrhz6_F4ono&t=26s  and https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/program-offers-middletown-student-firs-step-into-aerospace-and-manufacturing/2346116/.

 10/21/2020

 ACM conducted a webinar featuring CT Gov. Ned Lamont, DECD Comm. David Lehman, CT Chief Mfg Officer Colin Cooper, COVID testing & contact tracing info and Q&A led by the ACM Board of Directors.  Please click the link below to view a video (~1hr 40min) of the webinar: https://vimeo.com/473534828  Slides presented at the webinar are available to view or download at this link: ACM_Webinar_PP_OCT_21_2020_.pptx

 08/26/2020

 ACM conducted a webinar, "Know your Cybersecurity Requirements".  Please click on the following link to be directed to a recording (1hr 5min) of the webinar:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5124229270477515791; enter your name and email address to view. Slides presented at the webinar are available to view or download at this link: ACM_Defense_Webinar_26Aug2020.pdf.

 08/06/2020

180 SKILLS Course -- New Connecticut initiative for incumbent training!!.
Click on this link to access "CONNECTICUT - 180 Skills Course License Request Form", http://www.180skills.com/connecticut/.
Click on this link to view/download detailed information on 180 Skills from webinar presented by the ACM:  180_Presentation_ACM.pdf.

 07/14/2020

ACM's July 14th Business Development Team Meeting was conducted virtually; click link to view or download slides and video of the meeting:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/4ZF_BezN8V9ORdKQ7XHdRKcPT6WmX6a8gCcW-vAJmBzEABuytaTu1IDb9dFK3GfL

 06/18/2020

 ACM Progressive Manufacturing Webinar of June 18th; click link to view or download slides from the webinar:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/tNR0N7LJx0BJeImVzkbRZK44PJvCeaa82ncf-6YJmUa7PD9j4knSypPhTq9IopP2

 06/16/2020

ACM's June 14th Business Development Meeting was conducted virtually; click link to view or download slides and video of the meeting:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/4ZF_BezN8V9ORdKQ7XHdRKcPT6WmX6a8gCcW-vAJmBzEABuytaTu1IDb9dFK3GfL

 05/13/2020

 ACM's Annual President's Meeting was conducted virtually.  Please click the filename below for a video (~1hr30min) of the meeting and the presentation materials:
ACM_2020_Annual_Meeting.mp4

 04/21/2020

 ACM Business Development Team Covid-19 Webinar; click link to view or download slides from the webinar: ACM_Business_Development_Team_Webinar_April_21_2020_Web_Version.pptx  

A video recording is also available for this webinar; click on the link below and when asked, enter password: 4L!$$3DX
https://zoom.us/rec/share/6fxnMpjPtTtJaLOT6WDnBZJmLJ_qT6a823UY-KUKzBm8CJicXkTIRo0_3N7Wfy3V

 11/20/2019

 Live Interviews from the Nov 20, 2019 AEROSPACE ALLEY! TRADESHOW;
Ari Santiago of "Made in America" interviews ACM President Pedro Soto (Hygrade Technologies), Michael Forrest (Forrest Machine), Jeff Whittaker (American Cladding Technologies) and Colin Cooper (CT Chief Manufacturing Officer): CLICK HERE!

 

Ari Santiago of "Made in America" interviews Michael Polo (ACMT), Al Pucino (Goodwin College), Brian Montanari (Habco), Jackie Gallo (Whitcraft Eastford) and Sal Menzo (Superintendent, Wallingford Schools): CLICK HERE!

11/17/2016

Front & Center Podcast- Nov. 17, 2016: Aerospace industry takes off in Connecticut by Dan Lovallo;  WDRC-The Talk of Connecticut
An interview with CT DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith and ACM President Chris DiPentima (Pegasus Mfg) (22min:30sec)


3/9/2012

EDAC posts CY2011's 4th Quarter Financial results; see EDAC_4Q11-release-FINAL.pdf

2/17/2012

EDAC Technologies to Consolidate Several Manufacturing Operations in Newly Acquired Facility
See Press Release: EDAC_Plainville_Facilities_Release-FINAL-021712.pdf

11/16/2011

Emily DeRocco, President of the Manufacturing Institute (Washington, DC) met with ACM firms to disucss the national credentialing program for high school and college students preparing to become entry level aerospace workers. The following link is the complete presentation including a panel discussion moderated by Judith Resnick (Director, Educational Foundation, CBIA):
http://www.aerospacecomponents.org/emily-derocco-11-16-11.html

10/19/2011



ACM 'Future WorkForce Opportunities" Fair - TV Coverage by FoxCTNews

6/28/2011

CT Governor Dannel Malloy visits ACM members at Business Development Team Meeting - June 28, 2011 - Trumpf, Inc, Farmington, CT (~29 mins)
Click on this link: http://vimeo.com/25781841

4/4/2011

Advanced Machining Technology at Volvo Aero CT (Manufacturing Engineering Magazine - March 2011)
Mfg_Engr_Magazine_-_Volvo_Aero_CT_-_Mar_2011.pdf (20M file)

3/29/2011

CT Governor Dannel Malloy visits Volvo Aero CT (Newington)
http://studio.grabnetworks.com/catalog/1/video/4614133

3/10/2011

Volvo_Aero_becomes_sole_owner_of_Volvo_Aero_Norge.pdf

10/13/2010



Television News Coverage (CBS-WFSB Channel 3) of ACM "Future Workforce Opportunities" Fair, October 13, 2010

7/26/2010

"Aviation Week & Space Technology" article on ACM published 7-26-2010

5/21/2010

Eckart_Finard_achieves_ISO_and_AS_Certification_May_2010.pdf

1/7/2010

Volvo Aero CT announces New Organization / Top Level Management

6/1/2009

Simtech Inc. receives ISO9001 Certification

5/31/2009

ACM President Paul Murphy appears on WVIT "CT Newsmakers" discussing development of workforce for local aerospace industry; aired on 5-31-09.

5/18/2009

EDAC Technologies purchases MTU AENAmanufacturing unit in Connecticut

5/8/2008

Aero Gear (Windsor) begins Factory Expansion

2/24/2008

Htfd_Courant_Article_on_2-24-08_"Need_for_Factory_Workers".pdf

2/14/2008

Habcowins NASA's"Space Flight Awareness Supplier" Award -- University of Hartford "Observer", Winter 2008

1/28/2008

Lean Value Solutions announces Mr. Akira Takenaka joins their Consulting Staff
2/14/2007 Kamatics wins Pratt & Whitney Gold Level Supplier Award
4/13/2006 Hartford Courant Article: Aero Gear Gets Contract to Provide Replacement Parts for Older Planes, Helicopters; Senator Dodd meets with ACM
4/2/2006 Hartford Courant Article 4-2-06 regarding Lean & Whitcraft LLC
1/26/2006 News Release: Whitcraft LLC acquires A.O.Sherman

10/28/2005

Metals Testing receives Rolls Royce Approval for UT
5/19/2005 Gov. Rell Announces New 'Lean Mfg" Initiative for Aerospace and Defense Suppliers
10/29/2004 Delta Industries wins P&W Gold Level Supplier Award October 2004
6/14/2004 Hartford Business Journal Article of 6-14-2004, "Beating the Global Market"
6/9/2004 Hartford Courant Article on June 8, 2004 ACM Trade Show
6/8/2004 Manchester Journal Inquirer Article on June 8, 2004 ACM Trade Show
6/8/2004 ACM June 8, 2004 News Clip (WFSB) - 30 sec - requires REAL Player
6/8/2004 Manchester Journal Inquirer Interview w/ Cliff Lawton (CBS Mfg)
5/23/2004 Letter from Clifford Lawton, CBS, "Outsourcing is Another Threat to Jobs", published in NY Times, CT Section, on May 23, 2004
5/14/2004 Habco announces approval by GSA
2/27/2004 Metals Testing Co. approved by Hamilton Sundstrand for Ultrasonic Testing
2/23/2004 CT's Aerospace Components Manufacturers Cluster Awarded $212,500 for Lean Pilot Program
11/24/2003 Metals Testing Co. approved by Sikorsky for UT and Passivation
10/18/2003 News Release 10-18-03 Peening Technologies announces Namechange
3/1/2003 Metals Testing Company received P&W Approval for FPI on Fracture Critical Parts
1/1/2003 Metals Testing Company makes available a Tech Brief for Ultrasonic Testing Shadow Variations
10/29/2002 Project Inc. wins Quality Award from Pratt&Whitney Canada
9/26/2002 Metals Testing makes Bondline Testing Available
8/26/2002 Hartford Business Journal "Lean Thinking Keeps state manufacturers competitive"
8/15/2002 Metals Testing Corp approved by Rolls Royce for Ultrasonic Inspection.
7/24/2002 Kamatics acquires bearing manufacturing company, RWG, of Dachsback, Germany
7/18/2002 "Keep Your Eye on the Process" article in APS (Association of Productivity Specialists)Review
7/3/2002 Hydro Honing has earned the very first NADCAP certification ever awarded to a shot peening facility.
6/14/2002 Hartford Courant "Aerospace: Companies Urged to Collaborate", ACM Internal Trade Show, June 11, 2002, by Barbara Nagy
5/24/2002 ACM's Mission Statement
5/15/2002 "Getting the skinny on The State of Lean", Article in CT Business Magazine, April/May 2002