NYS Manufacturing and Tech News Week of 6/11/18

Department of Energy Announces Prize Competition Winners to Bolster Onshore Manufacturing

“The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced four winners for the American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) Prize Competition released by DOE earlier this year.”

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DuPont plant gets fresh start under new leader

“Ledesma left OxyChem in Corpus Christi, Texas, to become plant manager at DuPont Yerkes in the Town of Tonawanda, a career move of about 1,700 miles. Ledesma succeeded local native Warren Hoy, who retired in January after serving as plant manager for more than five years.”

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Gov. Cuomo Announces Luminate NY is Accepting Applications for Round Two of Competition

“The Luminate NY accelerator, located in Rochester, helps promising optics and photonics companies advance their technologies and businesses through a community of resources, including financial support.”

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Will General AI Ever Enter the Factory?

“Whether it’s reducing labor costs, shortening downtime, or increasing all-around productivity, a lot of discussion is happening around the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform manufacturing.”

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Grant helps colleges close skills gap

“As employment in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector climbs to a 16-year high, the foundation announced its award of a $250,000, two-year grant to the Center for Economic Growth, as part of an effort to bridge the skills gap.”

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Automation could have a $9.6 billion annual impact on Capital Region jobs

“That doesn’t mean all of these jobs will disappear. It means the jobs will change, and employers have to be ready for that change.”

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