On Friday November 4th 2011, in cooperation with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Country Executive Chris Collins visited Pfannenberg for a tour of the facility.
Collins cited Pfannenberg as a shining example of a business that is growing and creating jobs within the Western New York area. "Pfannenberg could be the poster child for positive growth here in Erie County," Collins said. "It's private-sector jobs that are pushing us forward in Erie County."In his visit that lasted nearly an hour, Collins learned of the forward-thinking principles, such as Six Sigma, which Pfannenberg uses to keep its' manufacturing efficient and business around Thermal Management and Signaling Technology constantly growing. He also learned about the individual products and listened intently as assembly-line workers spoke about their jobs and company executives about the different aspects of the business.