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$43.7M in contracts awarded for phase II of downtown MCC

Seven contractors have been selected for phase II of the new downtown campus of Monroe Community College, officials said Wednesday. The contracts total some $43.7 million. These companies were approved contracts by Monroe County Legislature to renovate several existing buildings ...

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Leading his firm into ninth decade


Richard Gianforti Jr., center, purchased Flower City Glass from his father, Richard Gianforti Sr., at left, and his uncle, James Gianforti, seven years ago. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) When Richard Gianforti Jr. talks about the work his company has completed ...

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Rochester Top 100: Patriot Towers is climbing to new heights


Patriot Towers Inc. is growing from the ground up. That is how Richard Schickler III, president and CEO, describes it following the company’s merger Dec. 31, 2012, with RJ Schickler Inc. “This merger combined the experience and abilities of the ...

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Leaders say photonics institute HQ should be B&L building

A working group of Rochester business leaders focused on photonics says the headquarters for the new American Institute for Manufacturing Photonics should be at Rochester’s Legacy Tower at One Bausch & Lomb Place.

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Homeowners call for environmental review of proposed casino

As Wilmorite Inc. celebrates one legal hurdle cleared on the road to developing a resort and casino in the tiny Seneca County town of Tyre, a local opposition group has doubled down on its effort to block the $425 million Lago Casino & Resort development.

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Interest in Auburn Creek runs high, meets need


Design Auburn Creek will feature 23 apartment buildings with two-and three bedroom units when finished. (Rendering courtesy of James Fahy)   Work is underway on a $25 million luxury apartment complex in Victor, Ontario County. Auburn Creek Apartments LLC, a ...

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Renovations complete at Victor Microtel

Perinton-based Indus Hospitality Group Inc. has completed a $1.3 million renovation of its 94-room Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham.

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Prevention, safety become integral to operations

Amid evolving client expectations and increasingly complex regulations, local demand for construction-safety training and services remains strong. The topic itself has shifted in recent years from an obligation to an integral part of operations. A decade ago, a worksite injury ...

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Drones likely to fly high, add smart capabilities

Though it might take a while, Rochester’s builders and engineers are eager to begin using unmanned aircraft systems. Drones are being viewed as the next vital tool in the construction industry, given their data-collection capabilities. From aerial overviews of projects, ...

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Rochester plays catch-up to benefits of mixed use


James Taylor is CEO of Taylor, The Builders, a general contracting firm in Penfield that worked on College Town.(Kim McKinzie/RBJ) From the 27-story Chase Tower in the heart of downtown to the sprawling 65-acre CityGate project on the city’s edge, ...

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