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Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 03/04/16

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Announcing Albany’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

“The Albany Business Review has announced the 40 Under 40 winners for 2016. The honorees were selected from more than 500 nominations by an advisory committee of business leaders. Our 40 Under 40 program recognizes up-and-coming executives, innovators and thought leaders who will shape the future of Albany.”
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Ikea Might Start Using Mushroom Packaging Made by this Troy Tech Company

“Ikea might start using mushroom packaging developed by Ecovative Design in Troy, New York, as an eco-friendly alternative to polystyrene packaging. The company is reportedly talking with Ecovative to use its mushroom packaging as part of the retailer’s efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling.”
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Bright Buffalo Niagara Forum Moves to June, Adds $25K in Cash Prizes for Entrepreneurs

“Bright Buffalo Niagara – an annual gathering of entrepreneurs and investors – will move this year to a June date at the Hotel @ The Lafayette. Also new this year: $25,000 in cash prizes for winners of its pitch competition. Five entrepreneurs will present five-minute live pitches for a $20,000 prize and business mentoring, while 30 more entrepreneurs will present 90-second pitches for a $5,000 People’s Choice prize.”
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Computer Chip Supplier Leases Building near GlobalFoundries Plant

“One of the world’s largest makers of computer chip manufacturing tools signs a lease at former Racemark International headquarters.”
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New EPA, OSHA Rules could put Brick Manufacturer Out of Business

“The regulatory burden on business is built one brick at a time. That’s the takeaway from yet another House hearing on the impact of federal regulations on businesses. This time the focus was not on regulations that have a broad impact — such as the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to overtime rules— but on narrow regulations that affect specific industries.”
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Bright Buffalo Niagara Forum Moves to June, adds $25K in Cash Prizes for Entrepreneurs

“Bright Buffalo Niagara – an annual gathering of entrepreneurs and investors – will move this year to a June date at the Hotel @ The Lafayette. Also new this year: $25,000 in cash prizes for winners of its pitch competition. Five entrepreneurs will present five-minute live pitches for a $20,000 prize and business mentoring, while 30 more entrepreneurs will present 90-second pitches for a $5,000 People’s Choice prize.”
Read more here.

From ALB to MIT: Why this Manufacturer is Getting Into the 3-D Printing Market

“Cleveland Polymer Technologies, a Watervliet company tied to upstate New York’s nanotechnology industry, is looking to tap into the 3-D printing market.”
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