More than 300 union workers at the Kraft Heinz Co. facility in Avon, Livingston County, can expect annual wage increases and an enhanced medical plan following the signing of a new three-year agreement between the manufacturer and Teamsters Local 118. ...Read More »
Ownership of a 70-year-old, west-side manufacturer has changed hands. Jeffrey Skuse is the third-generation owner of Marshall Boxes Inc., a Lexington Avenue company that designs and builds crating and pallets for heavy machinery, as well as small machine parts. Skuse, ...
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Corrosion Products & Equipment Inc. founder Rob Tortorella will step down as CEO and transition to executive chairman, company officials said this week. CPE has tapped a 29-year veteran of the distribution and manufacturing industries to serve as the company’s ...
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When Andy Moles began pursuit of his MBA at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, he wanted to prepare himself to run his own company someday. But the opportunity to be his own boss came sooner than expected, and ...Read More »
Corning Inc. Foundation has awarded a grant of $750,000 to Monroe Community College’s optics program, aiming to boost the number of graduates who are ready to take on jobs in the optics industry. The grant will provide a new optics laboratory and ...Read More »
O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative plans to build a 20,000-square-foot expansion onto its production facility in the city of Batavia. A state grant of $750,000 was announced Wednesday, Jan. 10, for the $34.5 million project, which also includes incentives from the ...Read More »
Monroe Community College graduates 60 welding students a year, but that’s still not enough to fill the demand from local companies. And that’s not a unique situation. In the 2014-15 school year, 565 people graduated from a variety of advanced manufacturing programs at MCC and from other regional colleges, yet those graduates met just 63.1 percent of the demand for people with those skills. So says “Measuring Middle-Skill Occupational Gaps Within the Western New York Regional Economy,” a September 2017 report compiled by a team of MCC and state and regional economic development programs.Read More »
Batavia’s Hodgins Engraving has acquired Impact Printing and Engraving for an undisclosed sum. Based in northern New Jersey, Impact Printing is a fourth generation company that provides high-quality engraving, letterpress, foil stamping, thermography and offset printed products. The company employed ...Read More »
Solid Surfaces Inc. changed owners in January and is now changing names. A provider of custom countertops from its location at 1 Townline Circle in Brighton, the company as of Thursday will be known as Premier Surfaces. Gregg Sadwick, president ...Read More »
Donald Batesky shakes a small bottle to show off the chemical crystals inside. To this 85-year-old chemist, shiny crystals of chemical compounds are a thing of beauty. Their formation signals that the chemical is pure, he explains, as he shows ...Read More »
AmesburyTruth Inc. will lay off all 142 members of its Henrietta workforce when it closes the former Schlegel Systems plant in 2018. The Edina, Minn.-based company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification, or WARN, with the New York State ...Read More »
TruForm Manufacturing Corp. has expanded its North Clinton Avenue facility with the addition of 21 employees, increasing its total staff to more than 60. The sheet metal component manufacturer was awarded up to $350,000 through Empire State Development’s Excelsior Jobs ...Read More »