Tell Me Something Good: The Power of Small Business

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Vetted Tech uses 3D printers to make high-performance components in metal and polymer composites for aerospace, defense, industrial and medical applications from their plant on Court Street Road.

The business launched in 2019 with help from the Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College.

“I had the honor to graduate from the Naval Academy but didn’t really have the honor to serve, and what I wanted to do was give back to those people that have gone to the front lines, made sacrifices, and give them a future,” said Mike Mowins, the president and owner of Vetted Tech.

Mowins and his all-veteran workforce were cited with a small business award covering 34 counties across Upstate New York. It’s a staff of three right now, with printers often running 24 hours a day for days on end. But Mowins expects those numbers to more than triple over the next three years.

And while his staff is using the high-quality parts they’re printing to build the business, Mowins is building a future for his employees.

“So, in four to five years, this will transition into a co-op and my veteran employees will be the business owners, and they’ll drive this business forward,” Mowins said.

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