NYS Manufacturing and Tech News Week of 9.6.18

Latham manufacturer names first chief operating officer

“Thomas Fry has been named the first chief operating officer at Protective Industrial, a Latham, New York, supplier of hardhats, gloves and other safety gear worn by carpenters, auto makers and pipe fitters around the world.”

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Online collaborative robot safety course available to public

“Over the past decade, large and dangerous caged robots have given way to smarter counterparts. Called collaborative robots — aka cobots — they don’t require physical barriers and operate alongside human workers.”

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New York Business Accelerator Taking Applications for Startup Funding

“Luminate NY provides significant support, including an initial $100,000 convertible note, expert mentorship, and a chance to win up to $1 million in follow-on funding, provided through the Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative.”

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Plug Power teams up with Rensselaer Polytechnic engineers on hydrogen refueling project

“A team of engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is working with Plug Power in Latham, New York, to reduce the time it takes to refill hydrogen fuel cells.”

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Syracuse family utilizes Food Venture Center to start business, Perfectly Pickled Products now sold across NYS

“Mike Trudell remembers when pickled eggs and sausage were staples at restaurants and taverns. “When I was a kid in the 1970s, I would eat pickled foods all the time,” he said.”

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Canadian LED manufacturer buys South Buffalo building, looks to expand

“A Canadian manufacturer of LED light fixtures is considering an expansion into Buffalo now that its owner has purchased a long warehouse property along the city’s Red Jacket Riverfront Park in the Old First Ward.”

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