CI Newsletter January 6, 2022

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The Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the Council of Industry
January 6, 2022

Council of Industry Updates

What's Happening in Your Association

Improving Council of Industry Member Value in 2022 and Beyond
This year, the Council of Industry enters its 112th year of service to manufacturers in the region. We are excited by the promise and potential of 2022 and look forward to your continued support.
We have some new programs, services, and efficiencies that we think will bring even greater value to your membership in 2022. These include a partnership with Clarkson University to bring you more and better training opportunities as well as improvements to our websites -,, and 
It also includes the launch of our membership website and Member Compass, a new membership account that will allow you to securely manage your membership profile, directory listing, renew membership, register for events and manage email subscriptions.
Set Up Your Account In Our New Member Management System and Create a New Login
To get the most out of your member experience, you will need to create a new login. 
Your previous username and password will not work on the new website.
Please follow the steps below to get logged in. 
With your new login, you will be able to:
  • Register for events
  • Update your profile information
  • Track event attendance
  • View/Pay invoices
  • ...and more!
To Create Your New Login, Follow These Instructions 
  • Enter your email and follow the prompts.
  • If the email entered is connected to your profile, you'll be prompted to set your new password.
  • If we do not have the email on file in our new system, you'll be prompted to create a new account.
Once you've logged in, you'll be taken to your Member Compass - where you can pay your dues, update your profile, register for events, and more.
Be sure to update your profile!
Company logos and descriptions will be published on our membership directory:
September Manufacturing Leadership Courses Begin February 16th *Early Bird Discount!*
For over 25 years, The Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership program has offered attendees a range of leadership skills through concentrations of courses. Participants who complete the required courses are presented with the Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership by the Council of Industry.
All courses are interactive half-day sessions (8:30 am to 12:30 pm) with scheduled breaks, networking, and group discussions. These courses are offered online and require participants to have a working webcam and audio.
Contact Johnnieanne or call
(845)-565-1355 for early bird discount information.
Spring HV Mfg Magazine in the Works – Advertising Opportunities 
Each issue includes articles showcasing local manufacturers, including a company profile, Q&A with industry leaders, and information for and about Hudson Valley manufacturing. 
The HV Mfg Spring 2022 Issue will feature the Member Directory, which includes company listings and brief description of their products and services. Become a member now to help show your support of Hudson Valley Manufacturing.
See our ad chart or contact Johnnieanne Hansen with questions or call (845)-565-1355.
For information on advertising in this and other CI publications
contact Harold King ( for more information

Manufacturing Sector News

ITIF: Computer Chips vs. Potato Chips: The Case for a U.S. Strategic-Industry Policy
With China’s rise, it’s time for the United States to adopt a two-track economic policy: On one track, the federal government should actively spur innovation and production in select, dualuse industries that are strategically important for economic and national security. On the other track, market forces should guide the rest of the economy. Broad growth strategies—even with ad hoc competitiveness policies—will no longer suffice if America is to remain the leading global power.
NY Fed Survey: Businesses Report Sharp Acceleration in Most Costs
Supplementary questions to the December Empire State Manufacturing Survey and Business Leaders Survey focused on recent and expected changes in the prices paid by firms for several major budget categories, including wages, employee benefits, insurance, energy, and other commodities. An identical set of questions had been asked in the December 2020 survey. Far more businesses reported that supply disruptions had worsened over the past month than reported improvement: 60 percent of manufactures reported that the availability of supplies had worsened over the past month, while fewer than 5 percent said it had improved. Still, these results were somewhat less negative than in November. Looking ahead to the next month, 46 percent of manufacturers said they expect conditions to worsen, while just 9 percent predicted improvement.
Follow The Science? Business Decisions And Technical Advice
Nobody knows everything, so many business decisions rely on expert opinions. Executives listen to scientists, lawyers, accountants, engineers and many other specialists. How skeptical should decision makers be about expert advice? A business example of the need for broad views might be an engineering opinion that a new manufacturing process will result in more defective products. Some engineers may find this sufficient cause for management to reject the process.
However, that approach attempts to extend the expert opinion beyond the range of its validity. Suppose that the business manager knows that defective parts can be identified easily, and that production costs will be lower even after subtracting the defective parts. A narrow “follow the science” approach rejects the new process, but the broader analysis— extending beyond engineering expertise—may lead to a different and better conclusion.
5 Predictions for 2022, ‘The Year of the Smart Factory’
Spurred by a global pandemic, massive supply chain challenges, skills gaps and labor shortages, some companies are realizing that dabbling in technology adoption won’t be enough not only to compete, but even to survive. They have to go all in. Now we’re at an inflection point. Here are five smart factory predictions for 2022, “The Year of the Smart Factory.”
NY Fed Research: A New Barometer of Global Supply Chain Pressures
Supply chain disruptions have become a major challenge for the global economy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several measures have been used to gauge these disruptions, although those measures tend to focus only on selected dimensions of global supply chains. In this post, the authors propose a new gauge, the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI), which integrates a number of commonly used metrics with an aim to provide a more comprehensive summary of potential disruptions affecting global supply chains.
A New Tool to Help You Identify Potential Export Markets
According to the International Trade Administration, 95 percent of the world’s consumers are outside of the U.S. and over half of U.S. exporters only sell to one foreign market. For U.S. businesses seeking to either begin exporting or grow their existing market share abroad, this agency, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers an array of market research products and services to help them succeed. An offering for those currently exporting is the Market Diversification Tool which generates ideas about promising new export markets.


Upcoming Events

Positive Discipline and Motivation Course
Dates: January 11 and January 12, 2022
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Online
Instructor: Rebecca Mazin, Recruit Right
Cost: $240 individual attendee, $225 each for two or more from the same company, $375 for non members
This class combines two topics for an interesting perspective on leadership and impact in the workplace; employee motivation and discipline. The foundation for effective supervisory relationships is understanding what motivates employees. Too often managers give up and say, “They just aren’t motivated.” The next common steps are to tolerate a difficult situation or seek ways to get the employee fired, or at least transferred.
Beginning with an understanding of motivation leaders can identify motivators and work to eliminate those things that get in the way; potential de-motivators. Understanding motivation and building a strong relationship makes coaching conversations easier and more successful. Using a framework for coaching, the GROW Model, coaching conversations will be more consistently on target. Coaching is an essential tool but when applied correctly and results don’t change, or when serious rule infractions occur, managers and supervisors need to go to the next step of disciplinary action. Participants leave the session with core skills and techniques to enhance leadership effectiveness.
Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership (CML) Program
For over 25 years, the Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership program has offered attendees a range of leadership skills through a series of concentrated courses.
Participants who complete the required courses are presented with the Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership by the Council of Industry.
Full program registrants are required to participate in Orientation Kickoff (Feb. 16th).
Dates: February 16 to June 16, 2022
Location: Online
Cost: Individual Attendee: $1,825
Two or More Attendees: $1,725
Single Course Registration:
Individual Attendee: $250
Two or More Attendees: $225
Fundamentals of Leadership Incl. DiSC Profile: Individual Attendee: $450
Two or More Attendees: $400
  • Orientation-Feb. 16
  • Fundamentals of Leadership-Feb, 22, 23 and March 2
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making-March 9, 10
  • Effective Business Communication-March 23, 24
  • Human Resource Management Issues-April 6, 7
  • Effectively Managing Risks for Supervisors-April 20, 21
  • Best Practices & Continuous Improvement-May 3, 4
  • Making a Profit in Manufacturing-May 18, 19
  • Positive Motivation & Discipline-June 1, 2
  • Leadership Capstone & Industry Panel-June 15, 16
The Manufacturing Matters Podcast
Manufacturing Matters Podcast: Stephen Delillo
In this episode Harold King speaks with Stephen Delillo, General Manager at Belfor Property Restoration.
Belfor is the North American leader in integrated disaster recovery and property restoration services. With more than 100 full-service offices in the U.S., they are positioned to respond to almost any disaster – large or small – coast to coast. A proven track record of superior response and unmatched resources has made BELFOR the contractor of choice for damages caused by fire, water, wind or other catastrophes.
Harold talks with Stephen about the property restoration and disaster recovery industry including the types of career, the business model and what it is like to meet people when they are living thorough a terrible life experience.