Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 07/17/17

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Manufacturing Fuel Cells and More Jobs

“Alfred State has earned a $75,000 manufacturing innovation grant for the further development of fuel cells, and to assist a western New York company add a projected 15 jobs in the next four years.”
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The risks Tesla faces to fulfill Musk’s vision

“Tesla Inc. and its CEO, Elon Musk, have a lot on their plate. If any of it proves to be too much to handle, it could spell trouble for the long-awaited solar panel factory the company is gearing up to open in Buffalo.”
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RIT wins $1M award from Department of Energy

“Rochester Institute of Technology has won a $1 million award from the Department of Energy’s advanced manufacturing office, officials said.”
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This NYC Startup Just Raised $5M to Make Manufacturing in America Viable Again

“Whether manufacturing returns to the United States at scale is yet to be determined. However, one thing that is certain is that with the advent of 3D printing and robotics, manufacturing will not be the same.”
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Upstate NY meat packer approved for $330k grant for expansion to close instead

“A little more than three months ago, a meat packing company announced it would expand its Oneida County plant and create 22 new manufacturing jobs in exchange for a $330,000 government grant. The expansion never happened, and now Delft Blue LLC plans to close its plant in New York Mills and lay off its 83 employees.”
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Manufacturing may help limit economic fallout from thrifty consumers

“Blame it on slow wage growth or rising rent or just changing preferences, but Americans just aren’t ramping up spending.”
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No decision yet on bid that could bring major manufacturer to Fort Edward

“No news is good news, so far, on the proposed rail car manufacturing plant at the former General Electric dewatering facility.”
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