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News: Steiner’s receives MTRC Supplemental Award

Steiner’s Coffee Cake of New York (Steiner’s), is proud to announce the receipt of a supplemental award from the MTRC to support its 2019 production and capacity growth initiative.

Jennifer Steiner Pool, President credits the award to the Long Island Food Council (LIFC). Steiner’s joined the council a little over a year ago. Pool noted, “The entire team over at the LIFC truly gets it. They are able to clearly identify gaps in support and service for the startup food and beverage sector on Long Island and effectively fill those gaps. Under the leadership of Michael Tucker, the LIFC deftly cultivated a relationship with the MTRC headed up by Imin Kao, Ph.D., Executive Director and Cynthia Colón, Program Manager.” Steiner went on to say, “Without the MTRC Supplemental Award Program we would not be able to secure the equipment required to meet our current demand. Additionally, our investors appreciate the value we’re placing on every dollar invested. We are able to push the limitations of small business growth far beyond the normal horizon because of the MTRC.”

Steiner’s has aggressive growth goals for 2019. The company is looking to increase its capacity upwards of 300%. The key to this growth is sales, equipment and personnel. The right equipment affords Steiner’s the ability to invest in head count.

About MTRC:

The MTRC is one of ten centers within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) MEP program for New York State, administered by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). The center is designed to assist small-to-medium-sized manufacturing companies develop business growth and increase competitiveness through training, workforce development, and/or revitalization/renewal of their product lines. The MTRC supports companies at various stages through several functions, including R&D, prototype and new product development, and manufacturing expansion. The metrics calculated post-project via third-party client survey are economic impact, revenue increases and jobs created and retained.

About Long Island Food Council:

The mission of The Long Island Food Council is to educate, and problem solve issues that cross sect the food, beverage, wine, beer and agricultural sectors. The LIFC provides a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities, business advisory services, and monthly networking events.

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