Don't miss Celebration '17 on October 5th!

Harry Moser

Harry Moser

See how the Making it in Central New York movement (MiiCNY) is changing the conversation about manufacturing and making a good life in Central New York. Presented by SME Chapter 19 (Society for Manufacturing Engineers). Meet special guest Harry Moser of Reshoring Initiative.

Celebration ‘17

On:         Thursday October 5th,  4pm-7pm
At:          Salina Industrial Powerpark. 1 General Motors Dr, Syracuse 13206.  Off of Military Circle (formerly GM Circle)
What:   Part exhibit, part professional networking, part party … all spirit! Exhibitors include CNY manufacturers,
educational institutions, recreational and cultural enterprises. Enjoy barbecue, cash bar and music.
Cost:      $15 adults/$5 students. Tickets at the door and at Eventbrite.com
PS:          For information about Celebration ‘17, including how to become a participant,
contact Audrey Fletcher at afletcher@darcomfg.com or 315-432-8905.

 

Salina Industrial Powerpark

Salina Industrial Powerpark

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The MiiCNY Mechanism

MiiCNY is an open-sourced integrated marketing campaign that encourages all stake-holders—manufacturers, service providers, workers, media and the general public—to engage in and continue to develop and promote the story.

We believe the region’s best days are ahead of it and that we should be defined by our talent, perseverance and ability to thrive. Come help celebrate.

 

Road Trip. Sandvik Metal Technology Training, Paramus, NJ

February 14-17, 2017
Six Darco employees took time out from the production floor to dive into the theory behind the work they do each day. Sandvik offers a wide range of training that helps workers build on their experience and learn about the principles underlying their hands-on knowledge and skills. Our crew is working with new tools – and some fun toys – in the Sandvik labs and learning machine math, geometry, physics and metallurgy.

They are also getting a chance to experiment with techniques and processes that will boost productivity, cut costs and hone their technical skills. Sandvik offers this training to customers free of charge and Darco was excited to take advantage of the opportunity.

Wiper geometry

Wiper geometry

Threading lab

Threading lab

Full slotting evaluation

Full slotting evaluation

Every road trip needs a diner meal

Every road trip needs a diner meal

The class renamed Russell

The class renamed Russell

MiiCNY event is a huge success

Event Location

October 6, 2016
Over 250 attendees had a chance to view exhibits by CNY manufacturers when MiiCNY (Making it in Central New York) partnered with SME (Society for Manufacturing Engineers) to celebrate Central New York’s robust manufacturing tradition. The former Dietz Lantern Factory, home of Jacobsen Rugs, was the impressive backdrop to a spirited evening of professional networking along with local food, drink and music. Darco was proud to support the event and encourages everyone to visit MiiCNY’s Facebook page.

Event Location

The CNY Story
The region lost many production jobs when large manufacturers left the area but we should not be defined by these losses. In CNY we have a remarkably diverse set of skills to offer local and global customers. If they dream it, we can make it here. We have a thriving community of small and mid-size manufacturers, including companies with a long-standing history in the region and those that are making their way here. Many manufacturers have held on, made it, and are tooled up for the next industrial revolution. Combine this with an incomparable quality of life and we believe that the region’s best days are ahead of it.

Let’s be defined by our perseverance and ability to thrive. And let’s talk about how we are making great products—and a good life—in Central New York.

Pamela Hunter tours Darco

September 12, 2016
Darco was honored to host Pamela Hunter, Assemblymember for the 128th District of the NYS Assembly. Ms. Hunter took time out of her schedule to tour Darco and see what CNC machining is all about. She observed various jobs in progress and spent time talking with our employees to find out who we are, what we do and how we do it.

Keith Woodard demonstrates how a part is made

Keith Woodard demonstrates how a part is made

Hats off to our summer interns!

August 2016
Darco gave five college students a leg up on their summer employment options. It was a good introduction to the world of manufacturing and CNC machining in particular. An added benefit, noted one student, was that the job gave her greater confidence to ask questions and learn new things. We enjoyed their energy, enthusiasm and sparkle and we wish them the best as they continue their studies. Good luck Mamta, Jessica, Graham, Mark and Pat!

 
 

Believe in Syracuse Progress Gala, Hotel Syracuse

July 22, 2016
John DeSantis, founder and Executive Director of Believe in Syracuse, says his mission is to promote positive perceptions and improve the quality of life in Greater Syracuse by converting local pride into meaningful action. If turnout at the gala event was any indication, he has a lot of loyal supporters. Over 250 decked-out guests gathered in the Grand Ballroom for dinner, music and comments by hotel owner/renovator Ed Riley and keynote speaker Sean Kirst. Many guests reminisced about their favorite hotel events over the years. It was a great evening and a testament to the momentum for John’s mission.

Sean Kirst—Syracuse’s favorite raconteur

June 21, 2016
CenterState CEO kicked off the first of its biannual speaker series, Breakfast Stories, with guest speaker Sean Kirst. Sean entertained the crowd with captivating stories about Syracuse and he discussed how storytelling builds community. The next Breakfast Stories will be November 16th featuring Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Founder and Chairman John Stage.

Sean Kirst at his storytelling best.

Darco welcomes Melissa Menon

June 10, 2016
Melissa Menon joins Darco Manufacturing Inc. as Talent/Community Engagement Manager. Mel brings over 10 years of counseling know-how and experience developing and implementing innovative programs and services in education and workforce access.  At Darco, she will spend time determining what resources could add strength to the team. She will also foster relationships between Darco, business partners, community organizations, and education/training programs to inspire interest in manufacturing. Previously, she was the Director of College & Career Access at On Point for College Inc.

Mel the Machinist gets some hands-on experience before assessing worker training opportunities.

Navy Week

June 8, 2016
Laura Miller was honored to be present at a special luncheon featuring Rear Admiral Rebecca McCormick-Boyle who requested a meeting of women business leaders in the area. The luncheon was hosted by CenterState CEO as part of the Navy Week events in Syracuse. Rear Adm. McCormick-Boyle is currently chief of staff for the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as well as Commander of Navy Medicine Education and Training Command. She was given one of our Darco/MiiCNY (Making it in Central New York) hats.

Rear Adm. McCormick-Boyle with local business leaders.

Tour of Marquardt Switches, Inc.

May 24, 2016
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) hosted a tour of Marquardt Switches, Inc. in Cazenovia. Marquardt employs over 8500 employees globally, 400 of them in the Cazenovia location. The company is a leading global supplier for the automotive, off-road, truck, power tool, industrial and domestic goods business sectors. Operations Manager Kirk Wardell and two colleagues each led a group through the plant. It was a fascinating tour followed by pizza and wings.

Marquardt Switches, Inc.

Marquardt Switches, Inc.

Relaxing after the tour

Relaxing after the tour