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Oct 6, 2023

CooperVision pays $38M-plus for its Henrietta facility

After 17 years of a tenant-landlord relationship with Konar Properties, CooperVision now owns its packaging and distribution center in Henrietta.

Jun 8, 2023

Even as growth continues, Triton Mechanical committed to being local specialists

Triton Mechanical is a commercial refrigeration and HVAC service provider, a B2B enterprise specializing in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration.

Mar 9, 2023

State photonics board recommends multimillion investment in AIM Photonics

The board approved a proposal for $27.5 million in previously committed New York State funding to invest $23 million in new equipment and tool upgrades to further enhance the TAP facility’s research and development capabilities and to amplify the consortium’s collaboration with regional universities, with $4.5 million in operational support. 

Feb 28, 2023

Precision OT expands global distribution capabilities

Precision OT is a system engineering and integration company focused on optical transceivers and related optical networking equipment. 

Feb 23, 2023

Ithaca-based optical products manufacturer with local presence names new GM  

EMF, a division of Omega Optical Holdings, has named Darrick Dutcher its general manager, overseeing operations at the company’s main manufacturing site in Ithaca, as well as its location on Paul Road in Rochester.  

Hydra, the first seamless, 360-degree multi-camera system.
Feb 1, 2023

Circle Optics could be Rochester’s next imaging tech champion

Since its inception Circle Optics has secured contracts valued at some $3.7 million, has a dozen patents awarded or pending and was named a winner of Pepperdine’s most fundable companies in 2022, as well as GENIUS NY 2021 and Luminate 2019.

Jan 17, 2023

JML Optical to be acquired by NJ firm; local operations to remain 

Founded in 1972, JML has 70,000 square feet of space on Linden Avenue dedicated to the design, production and testing of aspherical, spherical, plano, cylindrical and acylindrical lenses and multi-element optical devices.  

Jan 9, 2023

Local optics & imaging veteran takes charge at RIT’s Carlson Center for Imaging Science

A local optics and imaging veteran has taken the helm at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

Nov 21, 2022

Local optics veteran takes the helm at AIM Photonics  

William W. (Wade) Cook has been appointed executive director of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. 

Nov 1, 2022

Navitar acquired by PA firm in multimillion-dollar deal  

AMETEK – which logged sales of $5.5 billion in 2021 – acquired Rochester-based Navitar, along with Canadian firm RTDS Technologies Inc., for roughly $430 million. 

Sydor Technologies
Oct 31, 2022

Sydor Technologies awarded SBIR grant

Sydor Technologies has been awarded an $1.15 million Phase II SBIR grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue development of a fast photodiode used in labs for laser characterization, synchrotrons and fusion experiments.  

Oct 26, 2022

Rochester buys into an economic development trend: paying remote workers to move here

In return for relocating to the area and staying for at least one year, individuals as well as families, can receive up to $19,000.