Tag Archives: manufacturing

Statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnerships launch $1 million grant programs (access required)


Four centers within the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network have launched competitive grant programs that will help manufacturers solve challenges created by COVID-19. Rochester area MEP NextCorps is working closely with the Manufacturing & Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC) ...

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Jrlon acquires South Carolina manufacturer (access required)


Wayne County’s Jrlon Inc. has extended its footprint with the acquisition of South Carolina manufacturer Metalworx Inc. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Metalworx is a high-performance contract manufacturer that specializes in precision machining and complete metal fabrication. ...

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Manufacturing improves in December (access required)


Operating conditions in the manufacturing sector improved significantly in December, a monthly report from IHS Markit shows. The IHS Markit U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index recorded the sharpest upturn since September 2014. The seasonally adjusted PMI was 57.1 in December, ...

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Longtime manufacturing association director, NextCorps founder to retire (access required)

Kevin Kelley

Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association Executive Director Kevin Kelley will retire at the end of the month after 45 years in the Rochester business community. Kelley has served as RTMA’s leader since 2003, but he also is known for his role as ...

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Manufacturing sector on the rise (access required)


The manufacturing sector in November recorded its steepest improvement since September 2014, a new report from IHS Markit shows. November Purchasing Managers’ Index data signaled a notable improvement in the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The seasonally adjusted IHS ...

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Local companies named finalists in FuzeHub commercialization competition (access required)


Two Rochester-area companies have been named finalists in the 2020 Commercialization Competition, sponsored by FuzeHub, a not-for-profit organization responsible for assisting small to medium-sized manufacturing companies in New York state. Locally, WexEnergy LLC and Paradigm of NY LLC were chosen ...

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Gorbel acquires Canadian firm (access required)


Victor manufacturer Gorbel Inc. has acquired Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc., a Canadian company based in Ontario. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. ELS is a manufacturer, designer and distributor of a wide portfolio of material handling ...

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ProAmpac breaks ground on expanded facility (access required)

A rendering of ProAmpac's $8 million expansion in Ogden.

ProAmpac, a flexible packaging manufacturer, has broken ground on construction of its Rochester Collaboration & Innovation Center, an $8 million, 25,000-square-foot expansion of an existing facility on Manitou Road in Ogden. The center is slated to open in spring 2021. ...

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IEC reports Q2 revenue, earnings increases (access required)


Wayne County’s IEC Electronics Corp. this week reported an 18 percent increase in second-quarter revenues and a 127-percent increase in net income. For the quarter ended March 27, IEC posted revenues of $44.2 million, compared with $37.3 million in the ...

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Report: Manufacturing output bottoms out (access required)


Manufacturing data from April shows the sharpest nationwide contraction in output in the history of IHS Markit collecting the information. Driving the headline figure down was the steepest decline in output in the series’ history, widely attributed to factory closures ...

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Spirit of innovation keeps some manufacturers humming

The Western New York Energy plant near Medina. It adjusted on the fly to provide ethanol for hand sanitizer. That kind of spirit of innovation pervaded the response of the region's manufacturing sector to the COVID crisis. (Photo by Dick Moss)

Right now all eyes are on health care and the COVID-19 pandemic. But behind the scenes, area manufacturers are staying open and remaining relevant by making connections, working together and helping others in need. A recent case in point: Rochester ...

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