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Empire Precision Plastics makes assets buy

Empire Precision Plastics will add jobs and services as a result of its assets’ purchase of Advanced Mold & Tooling Inc. in Gates. The deal also expands the Rochester-based Empire Precision’s tooling and manufacturing capabilities and increases its ability to ...

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FLCC to hold info sessions for training courses

Finger Lakes Community College will serve as host for information sessions in January for two courses that train people in skills in demand among advanced manufacturers in the region.

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Hoover named Xerox CTO

Xerox Corp. has named Stephen Hoover chief technology officer, effective Jan. 1, succeeding Sophie Vandebroek, who will retire at the end of this year.

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Eastman Business Park facility selected for AIM testing site

New York State Photonics Board of Officers’ announced Wednesday that it has selected ON Semiconductor’s Eastman Business Park facility as the site for the American Institute for Manufacturing  Photonics’ Testing, Assembly and Packaging facility, the only such facility in the United States.

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Company makes first aid kits interactive

Minutes are critical in emergencies, and bystanders can mean the difference between life and death for someone awaiting the arrival of emergency responders. That is the premise behind the development of Mobilize Rescue Systems, an interactive emergency medical kit designed ...

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Genesee & Wyoming beats 3Q earnings forecasts

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. this week reported solid third-quarter financials, beating street estimates for earnings, but falling short of revenue expectations.

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American Packaging to expand, build new facility in Chili

American Packaging Corp. is expanding its local operations, building a 350,000-square-foot facility in Chili that will retain 170 employees and create 104 construction jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced Wednesday.

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Rochester Top 100: Tough times helped shape the firm’s success

With two strikes against it, Century Mold Co. Inc. managed to hit a home run twice. First, the injection molding firm managed to prosper while most of the U.S. tool and die and machining industry struggled under competition from Chinese ...

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Trio of firms received 2016 Ethie Awards

The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation on Monday night presented its 2016 Ethie Awards to Lewis Tree Service Inc., Tipping Point Communications Inc. and Triplett Machine Inc.

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Grants power UR researcher’s battery work

A University of Rochester researcher has received two grants to help develop next generation batteries on two different scales. In one project, Wyatt Tenhaeff is the lead investigator receiving $306,000 from the National Science Foundation to work on microbatteries. In ...

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Paychex expecting more strong growth

Paychex Inc. expects its net income to grow some 7 percent in 2017, with payroll service revenue up 3 to 4 percent and human resources services growth of 12 to 14 percent. The increases are expected to continue the pattern ...

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Funding fuels future: NOHMs Technologies gets $6.5M in venture capital

"(Eastman Business Park) is perfect for what we’re doing,” says Rich Delmerico, below, operations and business adviser to NOHMs. The firm plans to commercialize its non-flammable electric vehicle battery technology in the next two to three years. (Photos by Kimberly ...

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3 area firms make list of top workplaces

Three Rochester-area companies have made the national Great Places to Work list of best midsize workplaces in the country and are slated to be featured in Fortune magazine next month.

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Industry seeks to end shortage of workers here

The Rochester region is estimated to be short hundreds of workers in the field of advanced manufacturing as older workers retire, and officials in the field are taking steps to increase interest in the career path. “In conversations with business ...

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