Buffalo Niagara has a rich history of manufacturing success. As an important industry in our economy, manufacturing companies have a plethora of resources available in our region to help their manufacturing companies grow and evolve. The Shift program through Buffalo Manufacturing Works is one of those great programs.
Buffalo Manufacturing Works established the Shift program specifically for small to mid-sized manufacturing companies. The program’s purpose is to tailor solutions to help companies utilize innovative technology to reach their goals. Providing expertise along the way as the participating companies navigate the steps of the program, Buffalo Manufacturing Works offers customized solutions to maximize productivity and minimize pain points.
STI-CO Antenna Solutions is a successful women-owned, second-generation family business manufacturing two-way antenna radio systems right here in Buffalo Niagara. In business since 1967, their company has had to grow and evolve to stay competitive in an industry filled with large players manufacturing overseas. The company identified new technology as a way to stay current and competitive. Working with Buffalo Manufacturing Works and the Shift program, they were able to integrate new technologies by automating both their cable labeling and bagging systems. By adding machines to automate these tasks, STI-CO was able to reduce costs and speed up processes.
STI-CO and other advanced manufacturing companies in Buffalo Niagara don’t succeed in a vacuum. Utilizing resources like the Shift program, companies here in Buffalo Niagara can grow their offerings, maximize their output, and position themselves for long-term success.