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Sep 18, 2023

Rochester hosts integrated photonics test and packaging workshop 

Students, educators and early career professionals in the integrated photonics field recently gathered in Rochester for hands-on learning focused on the challenge of packaging photonic integrated circuits (PICs) at AIM Photonics’ bi-annual PIC Testing and Packaging Workshop. 

The proposed STAMP site is shown from above, with buildings superimposed. (Photo provided)
Sep 12, 2023

Orleans County lawsuit against Genesee County threatens STAMP development

A lawsuit by Orleans County officials threatens to put the kibosh on a major economic development project in Genesee County.

Rochester’s REU site will be focused on nanophotonics, quantum photonics and vision/biomedical optics. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)
Aug 22, 2023

Western & Central NY eyeing status as next EDA regional tech hub

Leaders hope the Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse region can land a regional Tech Hub designation from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Aug 9, 2023

STAMP’s green innovation companies bring jobs to Genesee County

The Western New York Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) is in growth mode.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer helped negotiate a deal to bring Tom James Co. into the Hickey Freeman factory on North Clinton Avenue. (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)
Jul 13, 2023

Tom James Co. lured to Hickey Freeman by dedicated workforce

The presence of that skilled workforce was essentially the driving force for Tom James to consider acquiring the operations of what had been Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing — but only after a plea from U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Jul 10, 2023

Hyzon moves closer to production of innovative fuel cell system

Hyzon Motors Inc. announced today the successful completion of factory acceptance testing of its first nine single-stack 200kW fuel cell system (FCS) B-samples.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer helped negotiate a deal to bring Tom James Co. into the Hickey Freeman factory on North Clinton Avenue. (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)
Jun 29, 2023

Tom James Co. taking over operations at Hickey Freeman plant

Tom James Co. has acquired Rochester Tailored Clothing and will take over operations at the former Hickey Freeman plant.

Neal Evans, Lexington Avenue plant leader since 2000, is retiring after 44 years with General Motors. (File photo)
Jun 26, 2023

Rochester GM plant leader Evans retiring after 44 years

Since 1979, Neal Evans has worked in some capacity for General Motors in Rochester, including the past 24 as plant leader.

Jun 7, 2023

L3Harris awarded multimillion contract for handheld radios manufactured in Rochester  

L3Harris Technologies in Rochester has been selected by the U.S. Army to manufacture over 4,000 manpack radios under a $196 million purchase order.  

Jun 5, 2023

Bausch + Lomb begins production of new contact lenses at Rochester facility  

Bausch + Lomb Corp. announced  the U.S. launch Monday of Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal silicone hydrogel (SiHy) daily disposable contact lenses, which are being manufactured in the company’s Rochester facility. 

May 31, 2023

Kodak acquires longtime vendor Graphic Systems Services Inc.

Company leaders said the acquisition reflects Kodak’s ongoing investment in digital print technology,

May 24, 2023

RTMA named Apprenticeship Ambassador

The RTMA is the region's sponsor for New York State Registered Apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing.