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Designatronics Committed to Securing Future of Manufacturing on Long Island

Designatronics, in Partnership with Others, Takes Action to Develop the Regions Workforce Through Enhanced Training

Designatronics, in Partnership with Others, Takes Action to Develop the Regions Workforce Through Enhanced Training

Hicksville, NY, June 5, 2023 – A partnership between Designatronics, Inc. and other Long Island Manufacturers, including Oerlikon Metco, Schivo Medical, Precipart and Thuro Metal Products, will expand the regions manufacturing workforce through enhanced training. Joining together in support of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center located at the Michael J. Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College, the group purchased and donated state-of-the-art CNC equipment, STAR Swiss Style Lathe with Bar Feeder.

“The partnership and investment in Suffolk County Community College reflect Designatronics’ commitment to the community and to supporting the aerospace, defense, medical, automation and robotics industries,” said Robert Kufner, CEO and President of Designatronics. “Through our SDP/SI brand, we deliver components and services with world-class quality to industrial and commercial OEMs, and we know that access to manufacturing training is critical to developing local talent for our future.”

Offering a variety of courses designed to develop and upgrade skills in manufacturing, the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center is for machinists already working in the field as well as those entering the workforce. Programs include CNC Operator, Welding, Mastercam and more.

“One of our goals has been to find new ways to encourage students and the local workforce to consider manufacturing as a worthwhile career path,” said Maureen Rubendall, Director of Human Resources. “With this in mind, we have developed a Manufacturing Advancement Scholarship Program designed to enrich the skills and knowledge of our employees. Two scholarships are awarded each fall, and spring semester to those employees interested in advancing their level of expertise in CNC machining. The scholarship covers full tuition at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center and a Certificate is awarded upon successful completion.”

With the focus on workforce development, Suffolk County Community College marked the completion of the Renewable Energy / STEM Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1, 2023. The 26,000 square-foot center is a “net zero” building. Optimized for efficiency, a net zero building generates energy onsite using renewable resources, in quantity required for onsite consumption. Representatives from Designatronics were on hand to celebrate the space and the commitment to the community.

About Designatronics
Designatronics, Inc. manages its brands to develop comprehensive mechanical and electromechanical solutions optimizing value in the global markets that are served. Integrated design, engineering and manufacturing are under one roof. SDP/SI, ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D certified, provides mechanical based engineering and manufacturing solutions.  88,000 standard inch and metric small mechanical components are available for fast turnaround. SDP/SI specializes in high-quality machined parts, molded components, synchronous belt drives, precision gears and subassemblies, offering customized design. QTC METRIC GEARS supplies North America with metric gears and gear products. Bearings and other mechanical components are offered by QBC – the bearing marketplace. Wybur Tools manufactures long-lasting carbide and HSS burs. For more information, visit    

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