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Optimation
opens facility

The first occupants–most under the age of 10–moved into Optimation Technology Inc.’s expanded facility this week. The employees get to enjoy their new offices next week. Optimation Technology, an engineering and industrial-design firm in Rush, more than doubled its size ...

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Optimation
opens facility

The first occupants–most under the age of 10–moved into Optimation Technology Inc.’s expanded facility this week. The employees get to enjoy their new offices next week. Optimation Technology, an engineering and industrial-design firm in Rush, more than doubled its size ...

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Kodak cuts
emissions

Despite its trademark yellow and red, Kodak Park has become “greener”–at a price tag of $35 million. Emissions of chlorofluorocarbons–those ozone-depleting bad guys–have been reduced by 93 percent since a company crackdown on CFCs began in 1990, Eastman Kodak Co. ...

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Kodak declares dividend Eastman Kodak Co. today announced a quarterly cash dividend of 44 cents a share on the company’s outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable July 1 to shareholders of record on June 2. Detection Systems signs deal ...

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Curtice Burns
buys back line

Curtice Burns Foods has bought back several lines from its former subsidiary, Nalley’s Canada Ltd. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Curtice Burns sold the Canadian snack-food company in 1995, but continued to supply and produce products for the ...

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Asmat purchases Westplex

Asmat Inc. has acquired Westplex Corp. Terms of the deal, which closed Tuesday, were not disclosed. Both companies are Rochester-area tooling and injection-molding firms. Their combined revenues are roughly $15 million a year, with Asmat accounting for some $5 million, ...

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Curtice Burns
buys back line

Curtice Burns Foods has bought back several lines from its former subsidiary, Nalley’s Canada Ltd. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Curtice Burns sold the Canadian snack-food company in 1995, but continued to supply and produce products for the ...

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Telecom firms join
Frontier Field lineup

Just a day remains before the Rochester Red Wings–weather permitting–start their new era at Frontier Field. Local telecommunications companies are lining up to associate themselves with the Red Wings and the stadium’s baseball opener. Frontier Corp. remains the company with ...

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Telecom firms join
Frontier Field lineup

Just a day remains before the Rochester Red Wings–weather permitting–start their new era at Frontier Field. Local telecommunications companies are lining up to associate themselves with the Red Wings and the stadium’s baseball opener. Frontier Corp.

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Asmat purchases Westplex

Asmat Inc. has acquired Westplex Corp. Terms of the deal, which closed Tuesday, were not disclosed. Both companies are Rochester-area tooling and injection-molding firms. Their combined revenues are roughly $15 million a year, with Asmat accounting for some $5 million, ...

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Vacco says to
reject RG&E plan

New York Attorney General Dennis Vacco is urging the state Public Service Commission to scrap Rochester Gas & Electric Corp.’s proposed rate settlement. RG&E and PSC staff last month agreed to present commissioners with a plan that would cut rates ...

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MLS offers talking e-mail

A local company has introduced the area’s first talking e-mail. MLS Online became the first New York company to offer e-mail converted to speech, said Dan Rosica, owner of the 12-year-old company. Members can call in to hear their Internet ...

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Roch tel
refunds

Rochester Telephone Corp. must pay $1 million in refunds to its customers for failing to meet service quality standards. The state Public Service Commission today rejected Rochester Tel’s request for a waiver from the standards during 1996.

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Agway enters
mix

Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. subsidiary Plum Street Enterprises has inked a deal to supply Agway Energy Products with natural gas. The move puts Agway Energy in the mix as an independent natural gas marketer in the Rochester area and the ...

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Agway enters
mix

Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. subsidiary Plum Street Enterprises has inked a deal to supply Agway Energy Products with natural gas. The move puts Agway Energy in the mix as an independent natural gas marketer in the Rochester area and the ...

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