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Manufacturing Round Up for Week of 2/26/16

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How the Internet of Things is Forging Partnerships Between 2 Growing Tech Companies

“Two Albany, New York, companies seeing major growth in the Internet of Things market are in the early stages of a partnership that could bring cost savings and higher quality to their customers. Engineers from IntegraOptics and nfrastructure are in the early stages of working together to see how they can use Integra’s fiber-optic products in the phones, televisions, Point of Sale systems and other devices that nfrastructure deploys for its customers.”
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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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Finger Lakes EDC Unveils Launch of Broadband Initiative

“The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council met Thursday at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, discussing initiatives in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget proposal and announcing the launch of a new broadband initiative. The council was named an Upstate Revitalization Initiative Best Plan Award winner in December, bringing $500 million over five years to fund projects creating jobs, leveraging private investments and reducing poverty.”
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The Perception Problem Keeping Women Out of Manufacturing

“The industry has high-paying jobs, interesting work and offers multiple paths to achievement for women. So why aren’t women flocking to the manufacturing sector? That’s the question the networking group, Women in Manufacturing, answered in a report compiled by Intellitrends.”
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Why this Albany Company is Investing $2 Million in Second Data Center

“INOC, a wholesale Internet service provider, is adding a second, larger data center in a move that will triple the company’s revenue. “It allows us to keep growing,” said Jim Becker, president and CEO of the company. “We’re not trying to be huge. We’re more a ‘build it as they come’ company than ‘build it and hope they come.'”
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HTR Seeks Applications for LaunchPad Program

“High Tech Rochester Inc. is accepting applications for the 2016 LaunchPad program, officials said. This year the program has a new customer discovery track to decipher the needs of potential customers. Eligible technologies for this track include medical device, optics and photonics, electronics and other technology fields, including traditional web and mobile software, officials said. The new track helps to encourage entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds.”
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Athenex: From UB Lab Discovery to Job Generator

“University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today congratulated Athenex, a successful biotech company that began as a UB startup, on the unveiling today by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of the state’s plans to build a $200 million high-tech manufacturing center for the company in Dunkirk.
The center is expected to create 500 new jobs in the Southern Tier community in addition to the company’s existing 325 jobs, which are located in Western New York and around the globe.”
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SUNY Poly to Bring 900 New Jobs to Dunkirk with Drug Plant

“New York will spend $200 million to build a plant for Buffalo-based biotech firm Athenex in Dunkirk. The investment is the latest expansion of Albany-based SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s model of public-private partnerships. Athenex is a developer and manufacturer of specialty cancer drugs that has grown rapidly in recent years after it emerged from a University of Buffalo lab.”
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