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Hansford Receives MAP Grant from NYSEG

By: PRLog
Support is Helping to Improve Operational Efficiencies and Drive New Sales Opportunities
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - May 8, 2019 - PRLog -- New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., has awarded The Manufacturing Accelerator Program (MAP) grant to Hansford Parts and Products, a Rochester area based contract manufacturing company and machine shop. MAP is administered by NextCorps for the Finger Lakes region on New York.

NYSEG provides MAP funding for economic development programs that aim to enhance the Upstate New York economy. NYSEG awards MAP grants to companies that are dedicated to process improvement, reducing waste, and growing revenues. It provides funding for initiatives for companies like Hansford that are willing to commit to growth, product development, and production.

"NYSEG's grant has already helped us to improve our control over documentation processes for our Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems," said Robert Krochmalech, VP and Chief Operating Officer at Hansford. "This is helping us to transfer knowledge more quickly between employees who are retiring and new talent to enhance their skills and ensure our product quality remains consistent. We're also using the MAP grant to work with a digital marketing agency, webSURGE, to develop a mobile sales app that enables our team to process sales requirements from the road. This is resulting in an uptick in RFQ's (request for quotes) coming from our target territory, the state of Texas."

In addition, the MAP grant is improving Hansford's online presence. Working with NextCorps and webSURGE, Hansford has launched its digital marketing program including a new website, social media channels, video production, search engine optimization, and search engine marketing (SEO/SEM).


New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1852, NYSEG operates approximately 35,000 miles of electric distribution lines and 4,500 miles of electric transmission lines across more than 40% of upstate New York. It also operates more than 8,150 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 20 miles of gas transmission pipelines. It serves approximately 894,000 electricity customers and 266,000 natural gas customers. For more information, visit

About Hansford

Hansford Parts and Products is a contract manufacturing and machine shop in Rochester, NY. Our main product line includes the Davis Keyseater, Hansford Die Handler, and Hansford Die Cart. We are very proud to offer the industrial market our long history of successful parts and products. Our parts business sector includes contract CNC machining services, as well as vocational, commercial, and recreational vehicle components. Visit our website at for more information.

About Next Corps
NextCorps is a nonprofit whose mission is to be a catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation-based economic development. NextCorps executes on this mission by applying business expertise and network connections to aid in the formation and profitable growth of companies in the Rochester area and the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. NextCorps provides a suite of services, including technology commercialization for very-early-stage opportunities, business incubation for high-growth-potential startups, and growth services for existing manufacturing companies seeking to improve their top- and bottom-line performance. For more information, visit

Bob Krochmalech

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