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Grant program provides job training

A new federal grant program that covers the cost of tuition for two advanced manufacturing job training programs at Finger Lakes Community College is available to select students.

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Michael Pavia: Keeping his focus on imaging

It was more than a decade ago when members of the local optics community traveled to a trade event in San Diego and spent some free time riding the Pacific Ocean on boats that raced in the America’s Cup.  

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Carestream leader drives product

In the medical imaging equipment market, Carestream Health Inc. is a relatively small player. Jianqing Bennett plans to change that. 

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MCC program posts strong growth

Monroe Community College is helping local precision machining firms find skilled workers by training potential employees and getting them into the workforce faster than was done in the past. 

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Hickey Freeman to add 50 jobs to factory here

Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing Inc. will add 50 jobs to its Rochester factory to support a new clothing line for Trunk Club Inc., a Nordstrom Inc.-owned clothing service, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, announced Thursday.

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Entrepreneurial event to feature Optimax leaders

RocGrowth Candids—a bimonthly gathering of local entrepreneurs to share their lessons learned—will hold an event March 1 featuring Optimax Systems Inc.’s CEO Rick Plympton and President Mike Mandina. 

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Klein back at the helm

Joseph Klein is back at the helm of Klein Steel Service Inc. nearly 11 years after stepping back from the business to pursue other endeavors. 

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Gleason buys Swiss software firm

Gleason Corp. has acquired KISSsoft AG, the Rochester manufacturing firm said Thursday. KISSsoft, based in Switzerland, develops design software for gears and power transmission systems.

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Survey reports uptick in NY manufacturing

Manufacturing firms in New York reported that business activity expanded at the fastest pace since 2014, according to this month’s Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey.

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Harris segment receives contract worth up to $403 million

Harris Corp.'s Rochester-based Communication Systems’ segment has been awarded a five-year contract that could reach $403 million from the Defense Logistics Agency for tactical radio spares and components.

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Guiding firm through changes

Ray Brown learned the hard way how to overcome adversity and make the most of a tough situation. For years, he raised bees. And in doing so he had been stung hundreds of times. Then one day he developed an ...

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New Xerox prepares for big product launch

Xerox Corp. is planning its largest product launch in the company’s history in 2017, its new leader recently said. Jeff Jacobson, who became CEO at the beginning of the year, said the company is also on track to deliver an ...

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