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Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 1/19/15

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Need to catch up on the latest news and announcements affecting New York State manufacturers? Here are this week’s top stories.

Why A Saratoga Dairy Product Manufacturer Is Expanding

“Agrochem, a company in Saratoga Springs, New York that makes cleaning and sanitizing products for dairy farms and food processors, wants to make changes to its manufacturing plant to accommodate more growth.”
Read the full story at Albany Business Review.

CEN Manufacturing Scholarship Available For Students

“The Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing of the Capital Region, Inc. (CEN) is an association of manufacturers located in the Capital Region. To encourage students to consider careers in manufacturing, CEN will once again be offering $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to applicants who are…”
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Report: Conditions Improve For N.Y. Manufacturers

“Business activity expanded for New York manufacturers in January, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey states. After falling slightly below zero last month, the general business conditions index bounced back in January, climbing 11 points to 10. Thirty-three percent of respondents reported conditions had improved, while 23 percent reported conditions had worsened.”
Read the full story at Rochester Business Journal.

NAM: President’s Call For Pro-Trade Policies Promising Sign For Manufacturers

“National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight:
‘Manufacturers powered the American resurgence the President hailed tonight. Manufacturing in the United States is back…'”
Read the full story at Manufacturing.net

2015: The Year To Launch And Scale In The United States

“The United Kingdom and Ireland are both home to flourishing tech startups looking for the right opportunities to grow globally.  The United States is the logical target for their expansion, especially given its 320 million consumers, free trade agreements with 20 other markets, and massive market for technology purchases.”
Read the full story at Commerce.gov.

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