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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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Strong culture serves as basis for success

Todd Zyra, president and CEO of Klein Steel Service Inc., began his professional career serving in the Marine Corps, where he learned the fundamentals of teamwork, talent and leadership. “At Klein Steel, we’re passionate about having a strong culture that ...

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Private Companies, Part 1

Information was provided by representatives of local private companies that responded to an email or phone survey. The local area is Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. Ranked by total number of local employees. 2016 Rank Company 1  Wegmans ...

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Lightower sees growth after acquisition


A year after completion of the $1.9 billion merger of Fibertech Networks LLC with Lightower Fiber Networks, one of Rochester’s largest telecommunications deals, the combined company is moving forward.

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Wegmans to use PET plastic for pasta sauce jars

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. this fall will begin bottling its Wegmans “Food You Feel Good About” pasta sauce in a jar made from lighter-weight PET plastic, the type used for water and soda bottles, officials announced Monday.

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European manufacturer to expand to Rochester, add 59 jobs

Seisenbacher Rail Interiors Inc., a manufacturer of rail car interiors, and a leading supplier of rail car interiors in Europe, is expanding into the U.S. market and has selected Rochester as its home base of manufacturing operations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

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RIT to break new ground with video game

Rochester Institute of Technology is breaking new ground in the video game industry with a project students produced at the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity.

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Star trackers


(Photo by Kimberly Simpson)   Rochester Institute of Technology students are teaming up with NASA on a special rocket mission. The student team is designing, building and deploying a telescope and camera that will orient the rocket payload based on ...

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