Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 09/09/16

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Chemical compound maker SI Group purchases plant in Houston, TX

“The company, which is headquartered in Niskayuna and employs more than 2,700 people worldwide, reached an agreement Tuesday at 9 p.m. to acquire TPC Group’s manufacturing plant in Baytown, Texas, near Houston.”
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NY offering $10 million dollar grants to help reduce manufacturers’ energy bills

“Industrial and manufacturing facilities across the state are in line to receive grants for energy efficiency from two new initiatives totaling $10 million announced this week.”
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Craft beer manufacturer expands in Buffalo, NY

“The craft beer manufacturer spent $70,000 to purchase three 60-barreled tanks – two fermentation tanks and one finishing tank – that are being installed this week at 840 Seneca St. More equipment means more product – Flying Bison’s established brands as well as small-batch experimental beer.”
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Orchard Park, NY food manufacturer refocuses business

“The Orchard Park company, which has about 80 employees, will be focusing on the fresh food manufacturing business at its headquarters on California Road in Orchard Park, where it has a bakery, refrigerated commissary and commercial kitchen that are, together, about 8,000 square feet.”
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Latham, NY’s Plug Power develops a system to track customers’ fuel cells.

“In the last two years, the Latham, New York, company has been using advanced analytics to develop an operating system that tracks its customers’ fuel cells with the goal of never having a unit fail.”
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General Electric builds crane to transport generators down canal

“The work, which includes building a pad to support an 800-ton crane just east of Lock 8, is happening on a dead-end end road near Interstate 890 — a location that’s mostly out-of-sight except for boats plying the canal and bicyclists passing through. ”
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Syracuse industrial engineering company expands

“Syracuse engineering firm OBG (formerly known as O’Brien & Gere) has acquired a North Carolina engineering firm. Charlotte, North Carolina–based PENTA Engineering, P.A. focuses on the industrial sector with clients throughout the Southeast and Midwest.”
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Syracuse-based accelerator expands invites applicants in Internet of Things industry

“Genius NY, a $2 million business accelerator based at the Syracuse Technology Garden, is expanding its applicant pool to accommodate startups specializing in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.”
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