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CooperVision parent’s earnings drop in second quarter

Cooper Cos. Inc. posted a drop in profit for the second-quarter. The company, which owns CooperVision Inc., Tuesday reported net income of $60.7 million or $1.23 a diluted share.

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Slaughter visits Lumetrics to tout Export-Import Bank

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, toured Lumetrics Inc. Monday in an effort to highlight the need for action to save the Export-Import Bank, which will lose its authority to issue business loans on June 30 unless Congress acts.

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Big move set for Main St.

CGI Communications Inc. is expanding its footprint downtown, with plans to renovate some city buildings as part of its world headquarters expansion targeted for completion in fall 2019. Under the plan, CGI will be creating a mixed-use urban campus with ...

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Pictometry parent EagleView to be acquired by California firm

EagleView Technology Corp.—parent of EagleView Technologies Inc. and Pictometry International Corp.—will be acquired by San Francisco-based Vista Equity Partners to help bolster growth, officials announced Tuesday. The deal is expected to close later this year.

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CFO to leave Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands Inc. soon will soon have a new chief financial officer, with its current CFO leaving the company.

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CEO sees acquisitions, overseas expansion

While the manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the past century and a half, one constant—locally, as well as nationally—has been Gleason Corp. The Rochester-based manufacturer was founded in 1865. Over the years, it has not only survived, it has ...

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Going from a tiny shop to an industry leader

You might say Gleason Corp., which is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary, helps make the gears of industries turn all over the world. “We offer to the market everything they need to produce gears,” said Alan Finegan, director of ...

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Global journey began with Kate Gleason

Gleason Corp.’s international expansion began with an illness, a gamble and a woman. In 1893, Kate Gleason, daughter of founder William Gleason, traveled unaccompanied to Europe. Armed only with $200 and one dress, she traveled to England, Scotland, France and ...

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RBJ 75: New economy built on knowledge creation

As the largest private-sector employer in the Rochester region, the University of Rochester is vitally important to the regional economy—as are the five other colleges and universities that rank among the RBJ 75. Experts point to the growing role higher ...

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Harris RF gets $55M order from Australian Defence Force

Harris Corp.’s RF Communications business in Rochester has received a $55 million order to provide the Australian Defence Force with technical and logistics support for its tactical radios.

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At work, embracing wellness as a way of life

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1-99 Employees Butler/Till Media & Communications Dog days are not just for summer at Butler/Till. Employees bring their dogs to work each Friday as a morale booster. And a golden retriever/Labrador mix is in the office daily just waiting to ...

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Harris completes $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis

Harris Corp. completed its acquisition of Exelis Inc. on Friday. The deal combines two companies that together generate $8 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 3,200 workers in the Rochester region.

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