Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 07/24/17

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Erie County is betting big on Bethlehem Steel

“The decaying Bethlehem Steel ovens and abandoned engine and boiler houses along the hundreds of acres on Route 5 in Lackawanna remind passing motorists every day of the region’s decline. But local leaders see the opposite. They see unmatched potential.”
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Say Cheese: Cornell Lifts New York Cheese Market

“Step into your local supermarket and chances are the cheese section looks vastly different than it did just a few years ago.”
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Vuzix Teams up with Ubimax to Deliver a Hands Free M300 Smart Glasses Manufacturing Solution to WS Kunststoff-Service

“Vuzix® Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the company has teamed up with Ubimax to deliver a hands-free smart glasses solution to WS Kunststoff-Service utilizing the Vuzix M300.”
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Lewis County students learn manufacturing, technology skills at inaugural camp

“A group of Lewis County students spent the past couple weeks learning more about manufacturing and finding solutions to engineering-based challenges.”
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Albany Molecular’s $922 million deal was more than a year in the making

“The sale of Albany Molecular Research Inc. in a $922 million deal to two private equity firms was more than a year in the making. The Albany-based pharmaceutical manufacturer said it had been mulling its future but not actively shopping the company when it was first approached by representatives of GTCR.”
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Schenectady motorcycle helmet startup raises $1 million

“A Schenectady-based startup company that is making a new type of motorcycle helmet recently closed on a $1 million round of seed money. The company, Kirsh Helmets, is based at the New York BizLab in Schenectady, a business incubator located on State Street owned by Transfinder CEO Antonio Civitella.”
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Made on Long Island: LEDs for passenger aircraft

“LEDs have replaced fluorescent bulbs in cabin lighting on aircraft. LEDs are lighter and more efficient but the average traveler wouldn’t even know. Research has found that mood lighting in aircraft cabins helps promote relaxation and reduces fatigue. Lighting enhancements like a shade of blue for boarding changes gradually and offers a variety of colors.”
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