Client Perspectives

We meet our clients far before G3 actually begins, usually in February when they receive an information packet and questionnaire; begin gathering information their team will need; and discuss what an appropriate project might look like. We try to receive the questionnaire in March so to broadly define and scope out the project. All this information is consolidated for the teams prior to actually beginning their assignments.

Current Clients

Albany Pump Station 

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Automated Dynamics 

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Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 

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Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

 LeChase Construction Services, LLC. 

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Homewood Suites 

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Past Clients

 

Homewood Suites (Current, 2013, & 2012)

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Stewart's Shops (2014 & 2013) was founded in 1945. Stewart’s Shops is an employee and family-owned convenience store chain based in Saratoga Springs, NY. Stewart’s is known for offering milk, ice cream, coffee, food to go, gasoline, and other convenience items. Today there are 324 Stewart’s Shops located in over 30 counties across upstate New York and southern Vermont. 

 

The Port of Albany (2013) is one of five public ports in New York State and is a significant economic engine for the Capital Region and state. The most recent economic impact study of the Port of Albany concluded that the Port’s overall economic impact on New York State is more than $813 million annually.

 

Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program (TRIP), Inc. (2013 & 2012) was created in 1968 to assist low- and moderate-income families in Troy achieve the dream of home ownership. Today TRIP is a comprehensive community development corporation with the mission of enabling individuals and families to live in desirable, sustainable neighborhoods.  

SABIC Innovative Plastics (2013 & 2009) brings clients new materials and technologies that drive changes in the design and use of consumer and industrial products in every part of the world.

Atlas Copco (2012 & 2011) is a world leader in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Founded in 1873, the company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. This G3 Client's MBA team showed how several key technologies could be refined for combined environmental and financial significance. Process methodology was addressed by this team as well. 

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EYP Architecture & Engineering (2012 & 2011) is a national, award-winning firm with a strong commitment to design excellence and sustainable design. Its portfolio includes new construction, renovation and historic preservation projects for government, college and university clients. This G3 Client's MBA team took a holistic approach to measuring environmental impact. Recommendations included creative solutions for targeted as well as firmwide data collection and management. Significant financial and environmental benefits were identified.

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National Grid (2012 & 2011) provides electricity service to approximately 1.5 million customers and natural gas service to approximately 540,000 customers in upstate New York. This G3 Client's MBA team took a cross-functional approach in raising awareness and adoption of an energy efficiency program. Recommendations included several information technology solutions. A hypothetical example was provided along with projected firm benefits.

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Capital District YMCA (2011 & 2010) serves over 100,000 community members through its eleven locations and several camps. This G3 Client's MBA team examined ways to reduce water, paper, and energy use.

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Living Resources (2011 & 2010) has over sixty residential housing arrangements in the Capital District for people with disabilities, earning it the Capital District Business Review's 2010 Not for Profit of the Year award. This G3 Client's MBA team made various recommendations for their residences, including use of smart meters, reduced appliance use, and behavioral changes to implement their suggestions. 

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Price Chopper (2010 & 2009) is a family-run grocery chain throughout the Northeast. They are certified by the Global Reporting Initiative. This G3 Client's MBA team helped them in this regard. In addition, they made recommendations to improve its truck fleet efficiency.

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SEFCU (2010 & 2009) is among the fifty largest credit unions in the U.S. with $2 billion in assets, 200,000 members, and more than 40 branches throughout New York State. This G3 Client's MBA team had examined several sustainability initiatives to reduce resource use. Last year, our team developed an approach to help SEFCU promote its paperless initiative with free and secure eStatements.

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Past Clients Quotes

Mark Boucher

"The professionalism that the student team representatives brought to the project, the overall caliber of the research and the viability of the solutions proposed were by all accounts exceptional. Price Chopper was honored to participate in the program this past year and looks forward to a substantive future involvement with the University of Albany G3 program in the years to come."

Mark Boucher
Vice President
Operational Administration
Price Chopper Supermarkets

Frederick Erlich

"It was an honor to be part of G3. Our agency was very pleased with the presentations and recommendations from our G3 team. The guidance and leadership of G3 helped us in our pursuit to become more sustainable. We strongly believe that G3, the students, and the faculty and staff of the School of Business should be commended for their efforts in promoting global sustainability."

Fredrick W. Erlich
Chief Executive Officer
Living Resources

Chip Seamans

"The G3 team did a great job – they were knowledge able and very professional in their dealings with us. I have to say they did their homework and listened to us. In the end, they really understood who we were and what we were trying to accomplish. Their recommendations were well researched, applicable, and implementable. I consider it to be a great accomplishment that an MBA team housed in New York was able to help a ski resort in California."

David "Chip" Seamans
Chief Operations Officer and General Manager
Ski Windham

Jeffrey Whitehouse

"My experience working with the G3 students was a pleasure. At all times they were professional in their actions, on-time, and serious about both providing a real solution for Atlas Copco and also working towards an impressive final presentation. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the experience was the depth of the questions asked and information. The students were able to digest tremendous amounts of information and understand major workings of the company in a very short period of time. They offered unique ideas and perspectives often not considered by people who are accustomed to their daily environment."

Jeffrey R. Whitehouse
Manufacturing Engineer
Core Manufacturing
Atlas Copco Comptec

 

Current Clients & Past Clients

2014 Clients

  1. Albany Pump Station
  2. Automated Dynamics
  3. Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  4. LeChase Construction Services, LLC.
  5. Homewood Suites
  6. Stewart's Shops

2013 Clients

  1. Homewood Suites
  2. Port of Albany
  3. SABIC Innovative Plastics
  4. Stewart's Shops
  5. Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program (TRIP), Inc.

 2012 Clients

  1. Atlas Copco 
  2. EYP Architecture & Engineering 
  3. Homewood Suites
  4. National Grid
  5. Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program (TRIP), Inc.
  2011 Clients
  1. Atlas Copco
  2. Capital District YMCA
  3. EYP Architecture & Engineering
  4. Living Resources
  5. National Grid
  6. The Arc of Rensselaer County

2010 Clients

  1. Capital District YMCA
  2. Clear View Bag
  3. Goodrich Corp. (Aerospace)
  4. Living Resources
  5. Price Chopper
  6. SEFCU
  2009 Clients
  1. AngioDynamics
  2. Greif, Inc.
  3. Kirkwood Mountain Resort
  4. Price Chopper
  5. SABIC Innovative Plastics
  6. SEFCU