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Torvec names Fain to CEO slot; Ottalagana to head Iso-Torque

Torvec Inc. today appointed a new CEO. Philip Fain will serve as CEO of the development stage automotive technology company, effective immediately. Fain previously served as chief financial officer. Fain replaces Richard Ottalagana, who was hired as CEO in June ...

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Business conditions improve in Feb.

General business conditions improved in February, with the manufacturing sector showing the most improvement, the National Association of Purchasing Management – Rochester Inc. officials said. The non-manufacturing sector was generally stable. Some 18 percent of respondents reported better conditions in ...

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Business conditions improve in Feb.

General business conditions improved in February, with the manufacturing sector showing the most improvement, the National Association of Purchasing Management – Rochester Inc. officials said. The non-manufacturing sector was generally stable.

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Delphi CEO Battenberg to retire

Delphi Corp. chairman, CEO and former president J.T. Battenberg III will retire later this year, company officials said Wednesday. No successor has been named. A 44-year veteran of the automotive industry, Battenberg, 61, began his career with General Motors Corp. ...

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Delphi CEO Battenberg to retire

Delphi Corp. chairman, CEO and former president J.T. Battenberg III will retire later this year, company officials said Wednesday. No successor has been named.

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Marina Dodge doubles size of Webster facility

Taking its cue from Chrysler Corp.’s new-showroom design guidelines, Webster’s Marina Dodge Inc. has more than doubled its space on Ridge Road with a new 21,000-square-foot facility. Construction on the $1.5 million expansion began last summer and is scheduled for ...

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Survey: Business conditions stable

General business conditions remained unchanged in January for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. officials said.

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Survey: Business conditions stable

General business conditions remained unchanged in January for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. officials said. Some 7 percent of respondents reported better conditions in January, while 86 percent said business conditions were the ...

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Fewer firms report better conditions

General business conditions changed little in December for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. officials said. A mere 7 percent of respondents reported better business conditions in December, compared with 21 percent in November. ...

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Fewer firms report better conditions

In both manufacturing and non-manufacturing, a mere 7 percent of respondents reported better business conditions in December compared with 21 percent in November, the National Association of Purchasing Management-Rochester Inc. reported.

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Dunn expands nitrogen tire inflation

Tire retailer Dunn Tire LLC has expanded the availability of nitrogen tire inflation to all 26 of its stores in New York and Pennsylvania. The company began the service last June at its Buffalo stores, adding the service in select ...

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Dunn expands nitrogen tire inflation

Tire retailer Dunn Tire LLC has expanded the availability of nitrogen tire inflation to all 26 of its stores in New York and Pennsylvania. The company added the service in select Rochester stores in September.

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Astute entrepreneurs analyze failures to gain success

Despite their success with Burger King and Friendly’s restaurants, Laurence and Dennis Kessler of the Kessler Group could not get people through the doors when they tried their hand at a Del Taco chain here. The restaurant was popular and ...

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