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Nu-kote celebrates expansion

Rep. Louise Slaughter and a host of other government officials joined Nu-kote International Inc. Saturday to celebrate the end of a two-year expansion project at Nu-kote’s Ridgeway Avenue plant.
Nu-kote has pumped nearly $4 million into new equipment and employee training in Rochester over the past two years. The firm employs 158 workers at the manufacturing plant on Ridgeway Avenue and another 42 employees at operations on Lyell Avenue and in Macedon.
Employment has increased 60 percent since 1993.
“Here in Rochester and at our other existing operations, we are committed to continuously upgrading our facilities consistent with our corporate philosophy,” said Nu-kote Chairman and CEO David Brigante, speaking at the Saturday morning ceremony.
Since last year, the Rochester plant has doubled the amount of thermal non-impact products it manufactures for high-tech printing devices. The plant buys 70 percent of its materials and service requirements from local suppliers.
During the next three years, Dallas-based Nu-kote plans to add 40,000 square feet of manufacturing space to the main Rochester plant.
“These initiatives are part of a broad effort by all of us at Nu-kote to be at the forefront of the imaging supplies growth curve,” Brigante said. “They are also the kinds of steps that corporations must take to create future growth opportunities and thereby reduce layoffs and save jobs.”
Officials attending the Saturday event included Monroe County Legislator John Ferlicca, Rochester City Councilman Robert Stevenson, Mark Scheuerman of the Empire State Development Corp., and Rochester Economic Development Commissioner Fashun Ku.
Nu-kote representatives included Plant Manager Thomas Mulford; Michael Campbell, vice president of manufacturing; and George Skivington, vice president of procurement.
Nu-kote operates manufacturing facilities worldwide, making products for laser printers, copiers, fax machines and ink-jet printers. Trading on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol NKOT, the firm recently ranked fourth on Forbes magazine’s list of 200 Best Small Companies in America.

Nu-kote celebrates expansion

Rep. Louise Slaughter and a host of other government officials joined Nu-kote International Inc. Saturday to celebrate the end of a two-year expansion project at Nu-kote’s Ridgeway Avenue plant.
Nu-kote has pumped nearly $4 million into new equipment and employee training in Rochester over the past two years.

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