KATZ Americas

KATZ Americas

Though Sanborn, N.Y.-based Katz Americas is the largest manufacturer of custom beverage coasters in North and South America, the small company lacked sophisticated engineering capabilities to improve the gang run print operation that combines multiple, smaller orders. Company leaders knew that their “guessing game” approach to arranging a complexity of jobs was a hindrance to keeping pace with increasing business opportunities. UB TCIE was Katz Americas’ avenue to university expertise, and ultimately to avoiding growing pains.

Solutions:

  • Developed a customized computer-based application that efficiently combines orders using an optimal layout output
  • Tapped into a Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) grant, lowering the project cost
  • Trained a Katz Americas employee on how to use the software and make further changes as industry standards evolve