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Xerox adds CEO Jacobson and Motorola chief to its board

Xerox Corp. announced Friday two additions to its board of directors. Jeff Jacobson, Xerox’s CEO, and Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions Inc., have been named directors.

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Chamber outlines top areas for action in 2017

Chamber outlines top areas for action in 2017 Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. Since 1887, when a group of business owners gathered to find ways to address issues such as Canadian trade, railroad and ...

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Eastman Business Park to get battery plant with $1.2M ESD grant

Empire State Development, the region’s economic development agency, is providing $1.2 million from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative toward a new manufacturing facility at the Eastman Business Park for the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium Inc.

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FluxData acquired by U.K. firm

FluxData Inc. has been acquired by Halma PLC, a United Kingdom-based safety, health and environmental safety group.

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RIT named core academic partner of new robotics institute

RIT Golisano Institute for Substainability

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability has been named as a core academic partner of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub announced by the Department of Defense.

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Sunnking’s new equipment to boost profitability

Brockport-based Sunnking Inc. has purchased new equipment to help the firm become more efficient in dealing in end-of-life electronic equipment, officials said.

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Kodak to take restructuring charges related to Prosper business

Eastman Kodak Co. expects to take restructuring and related charges of $12 million to $17 million connected to its effort to streamline costs in its Prosper business as it continues to try to sell the operation, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission states.

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OptiPro Systems receives federal honor

OptiPro Systems LLC received the 2016 Tibbetts Award for its achievements in innovation and job creation as a participant in the federal Small Business Innovation Research program.

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B&L parent announces asset sales; stock lags

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. this week announced the first of what chairman and CEO Joseph Papa has promised will be a string of asset sales to help the company chip away at a mountain of debt.

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$140 million to fund RIT clean energy hub

The Rochester Institute of Technology-led consortium that won a nationwide competition this week will bring a public-private clean energy manufacturing institute here, officials said. Its work and jobs are to be fueled by $70 million in federal funding along with ...

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Ektachrome film to be brought back


Eastman Kodak Co. and Kodak Alaris Holdings Ltd. are bringing back the iconic Ektachrome film. Kodak will produce Ektachrome in Rochester.

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Xerox and Conduent split, begin trading separately


Xerox Corp. on Tuesday reported the completion its separation of Conduent Inc., creating two publicly traded companies. In Monroe County, Xerox employs some 5,500 workers; Conduent has slightly more than 600 local employees.

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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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