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Manufacturing Round Up for the week of 10/17/16

New York senators push for investment in RIT’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology could be in line to house a new national Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, both D-N.Y., called on the Department of Energy on Tuesday to award RIT $70 million to lead the institute and a consortium of more than 100 research universities, national laboratories and industrial partners.

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Farm cideries booming in New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the number of farm cideries operating manufacturing facilities in New York State has tripled, growing from 8 in October 2014 to 24 today. This growth has been a direct result of the Farm Cideries Legislation, signed on October 17, 2013.
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CI Filing Systems expands operations in Tonawanda, NY

CI Filing Systems, one of the country’s largest manufacturers and wholesale distributors of custom-made index tabs, file folders, file backs and legal dividers, will expand its manufacturing operations and create 80 new jobs in Erie County, New York.

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Manufacturer Rosina Foods will broaden headquarters and grow jobs

Frozen foods maker Rosina Food Products is planning yet another expansion at its headquarters, this time for back-office functions and a test kitchen, and it’s hoping Erie County taxpayers will support it.

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Economic development funds will sustain Plattsburgh, NY manufacturer Plattco

Plattco is a shining example of the way New York State’s Regional Economic Development Council program is designed to work, officials say. New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the company this week to announce the company qualified for $50,000 in Excelsior Tax Credits.

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Southern Tier manufacturer upgrades machinery and facilities

A Southern Tier business has finished expanding and renovating its property. Engineering Manufacturing Technologies in Endicott recently purchased additional property and upgraded machinery to meet the growing needs.

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