Case Studies

Reynolds Machine Company

AS9100™ Rev D QMS Development

Reynolds Machine, located in Westmoreland County, is a contract manufacturer of high quality, technologically advanced traffic control products for the rail industry. Catalyst Connection and Reynolds management have recently discussed their desire to become certified in AS9100 Rev D Quality Management System (QMS) standard. Reynolds was receiving encouragement from major customers to pursue registration and ownership recognized the benefits to implementing such a system to the growth of their…

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MECCO Marking and Traceability

PA Manufacturing Advisory Fellowship

MECCO Marking & Traceability is a leader in direct part marking, laser marking, laser engraving and dot peen machines for traceability and part verification. Our innovative solutions enable clients to permanently mark and trace just about any part, especially ones that must withstand the harshest environments and processes. MECCO was facing a state of transition as the organization shifted from what was considered a predominately "job-shop" environment where each…

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Hamill Manufacturing Company

Cyber Resilience and Risk Management Assistance

Hamill Manufacturing is a manufacturer of precision machining, welding, and fabrication of complex components. They have been established as a well-respected company in a variety of industries including Defense, Power Generation, Glass, Steel, and Semi-Conductor. Hamill provides engineering services such as drafting, tool design, structural analysis, non-destructive test disciplines, and metallurgical evaluation. Hamill Manufacturing was one of 11 SMMs across the US to be selected to receive cyber resilience…

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Con Yeager Spice Company

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Assistance

Con Yeager Spice, Inc. is in Zelienople and New Castle, Pennsylvania and has approximately 80 employees. They are supplier of products include spices and mixes for the commercial and residential food markets. Con Yeager operates a their own storefront in New Castle and their commercial clients include local companies: grocery chain Giant Eagle, meat producer Uncle Charlies Sausage Company, and multiple deer processing facilities throughout the region. Con Yeager…

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