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UB has New York State’s largest and most comprehensive public engineering school. The case studies below are a few examples of how world-class faculty experts and student talent are aiding companies in their pursuits.

8/21/18
MOD-PAC experienced a slight rise in employees reporting pain or injury from completing production tasks related to the company’s premium quality folding cartons and personalized print products. The isolated incidents motivated the plant manager to take a proactive approach. UB engineering experts objectively evaluated processes and identified ways to minimize risk for injury.
8/21/18
The Resource Center employs individuals with disabilities as production workers at its three manufacturing work centers. Their employment is significantly made possible with U.S. military contracts awarded through the “AbilityOne” Program, which requires maintaining a certain percentage of workers with disabilities. To assure compliance and avoid jeopardizing future contracts, The Resource Center tapped into UB engineering services.
8/21/18
The expertise of UB engineering faculty improved workplace safety at Worthington Cylinders in Medina, NY. The company’s ergonomics program received an upgrade with an easy-to-use tool that analyzed workstation hazards, training that addressed the prevention of strains and injuries, and revamped flex-and-stretch exercise activities.
8/21/18
The Charter School for Applied Technologies wanted to enhance its K-12 food service and expand the capabilities of subsidiary EST LLC, which supports operations of other charter schools. A food service efficiency and capacity analysis pinpointed operational shortcomings.
8/21/18
In pursuit of efficient operations, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Metro called on UB engineering resources to assess inventory management activities of the bus maintenance garage. The analysis spawned recommendations regarding the computer maintenance management system, inventory reduction, layout, ergonomics-related issues and a State Comptroller’s audit report.
8/21/18
Midland Machinery Company, Inc. utilized a UB engineering team to enhance one of its road construction and maintenance equipment products. Efforts resulted in the reduction of manufacturing costs and growth of the company’s competitive market position.