Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 09/04/17

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Tesla begins production of solar cells at Buffalo gigafactory

“Tesla described the test production as an ‘interim milestone’ and told AP that it expects to begin ramping production by the end of the year.”
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Aircraft parts maker seeks tax breaks for Orchard Park expansion

“An aircraft component maker that plans to expand its plant in Orchard Park says it needs tax breaks to make the project “financially attractive” compared to its other manufacturing sites in the southern United States, Mexico and Asia.”
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Sky’s the limit for local pie business selling to Wal-Mart

“When Rochester lost General Mills Operations Inc.’s frozen pie business a decade ago, it was a serendipitous moment for Michael Pinkowski. The food industry veteran stepped in and purchased the Balta Drive, Henrietta, facility, saving 45 jobs and setting the course for impressive growth.”
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Made on Long Island: Family-owned candle factory

“Light the wick of a scented candle and smell the aroma. Hundreds of shapes, sizes, and varieties are made inside the factory at Paramold Manufacturing, a fifth-generation business that has been around since 1852.”
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Debrief: Happy Landings With Daniel Preston

“With the fate of Riverhead Town’s Enterprise Park at Calverton still very much in the air, Daniel Preston would like to throttle things back a bit.”
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NY Photonics and Greater Rochester Enterprise form strategic partnership

“Greater Rochester Enterprise, an economic development organization committed to attracting new businesses to the region, and New York Photonics Industry Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry, have formed a strategic alliance.”
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US Solar Manufacturers Speak Out Against the Suniva, SolarWorld Trade Petition

“A group of 27 solar equipment manufacturers, on behalf of their combined 5,700 employees, asked trade commissioners not to issue new import tariffs.”
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Local entrepreneur building buffalo gift business to put veterans to work

“On Labor Day, we recognize the accomplishments of the American workers who have fought for fair wages and working conditions. This Labor Day, our News 4 crew found a local entrepreneur hard at work building his business to be able to hire on those who have fought for our country.”
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