NYS Manufacturing and Tech News 4.26.21

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Six New York Companies Announced, Including Two from Long Island, to Produce COVID-19 Related Supplies for NYS
“Six additional Empire State companies have received nearly $2.3 million in funding from New York State to produce needed supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. These grant funds will help alleviate product shortages due to supply chain issues that could lead to unfair pricing practices and delays.”
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Moves Corporate Headquarters to its Most Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility in New York
“GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, announced today at an onsite event with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that it will relocate its headquarters to Malta, New York, the site of Fab 8, the company’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility — as the company positions itself for growth, strengthens partnerships with customers and recruits new talent.”
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How One Manufacturer Inactivates COVID-19
“When COVID-19 upended their operations, LumenFocus—a manufacturer of LED light fixtures—saw an opportunity to be of service. It quickly pivoted to developing products that inactivate viruses and kill bacteria with certain UV wavelengths, called UVC wavelengths. These products, which may be used in businesses, schools and hospitals, can make shared environments safer for everyone.”
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Saab wins $31.7M Navy contract for air traffic radars made in Central New York
“The U.S. Navy has selected Saab Inc. for a $37.1 million contract to supply three new air traffic control radar systems for the Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. The radars, the U.S. version of Saab’s Sea Giraffe radar system, will be manufactured and tested at Saab’s North American headquarters in East Syracuse.”
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Solvay paper mill, other manufacturers rely on state-funded apprenticeship program to fill jobs
“WestRock has 16 openings for technicians and other manufacturing companies are struggling to find enough skilled trades people as their older staff retires.”
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