Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 04/22/16

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Kinder Morgan Suspends Plans for Natural Gas Pipeline through New York

“Plans to build a $5 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to Massachusetts have been scrapped for now. The Northeast Energy Direct pipeline would have passed through several New York counties including Albany, Rensselaer and Schoharie counties.”
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With $1 Million Raised, this Albany Startup can Start Full-scale Production

“ThermoAura, an Albany, New York thermoelectrics company, has raised $1 million that will help the startup get to profitability. The company is lead by Rutvik Mehta, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-educated scientist turned CEO. Mehta spoke with the Business Review in the fall about scaling the business up for production.”
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New Training Hub to Focus on High-Tech Textiles

“Under a nationwide initiative to boost innovation, a new training hub will launch in a Brooklyn fashion design and production incubator. In a partnership with MIT and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Manufacture New York will host training and apprenticeship programs at Liberty View Industrial Plaza in Sunset Park. The center will provide skill-based training and at least 30 registered apprenticeship programs in all areas of advanced apparel manufacturing, such as digital textile printing and pattern making.”
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Major Expansion Planned by Little Valley Manufacturer

“Composite Panel Solutions to build 80,000-square-foot plant.”
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Robotics Team Heading to International Championship

“The FIRST—For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology—Robotics Team 1405 of the Charles Finney School in Penfield will advance to the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis at the end of this month, officials announced Thursday.”
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Factory Output Best in a Year, New York Fed reports

“Business activity expanded for New York manufacturers in April, the Federal Bank of New York reported Friday. The Empire State Manufacturing Survey showed that general business conditions climbed nine points to 9.6, its highest level in more than a year.”
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Rochester to be Host of Summit on The New American City

“Rochester will serve as host to the 2016 summit on The New American City, a gathering of city and business leaders from around the country to discuss the urban renaissance underway in American cities.”
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