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Building breaks new ground

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The 60,000-square-foot building is on West Henrietta Road, south of Calkins Road. (Photo courtesy of SWBR)   A $17.6 million affordable housing apartment building for the deaf has opened in Henrietta. The first residential building of its kind in New ...

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An eye on longevity at Parlec, Century Mold

Machining and tooling has been part of Michael Nuccitelli’s life from the start. “I grew up around a machine shop and a tool-maker type of family and worked for the machining and machine shop at a very young age,” he ...

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Rochester Top 100: Safety plays vital role in company’s culture

Manning Squires Hennig Co. Inc. began in 1958 as a masonry contractor formed by Richard Manning and Duane Squires. Richard Hennig joined the team in the early ’60s, and by the mid-’70s it had grown, offering a wide range of ...

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Rebuilding an iconic treasure could create lasting value

High above the city on a ridge within Highland Park, there once stood an iconic architectural gem known as the Children’s Pavilion. This structure disappeared from the park so long ago that most Rochesterians have no idea it even existed ...

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Remodeling activity maintains positive momentum

Whether to build a new home or renovate an existing one is a conversation that many households eventually broach. Today, a greater number of homeowners are deciding to stay where they are, sometimes making major investments in their homes to ...

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Builders use mix of strategies to find, keep talent

Rochester-area builders are not wed to a single strategy when it comes to finding talent for future and ongoing projects. Some have doubled down on seeking workers who possess diverse skills, while others are strengthening their relationships with subcontractors. Those ...

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Tech firm gets a boost with SBIR grant

LighTopTech Corp. has been awarded a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to further study a breakthrough technology that came out of the University of Rochester. The two women who founded the Henrietta company, Jannick ...

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High Falls target of city study

Pedestrians may one day be able to cross the Genesee River Gorge on a new pedestrian bridge, taking in views of High Falls on a greenscaped Pont de Rennes Bridge and walking down into the gorge. The city of Rochester ...

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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

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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

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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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