Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 05/13/16

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NY invests in $220M in Clean Energy Projects

“New York is partnering with several private companies to invest up to $220 million in new clean energy and energy efficiency projects. The move, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, is part of the state’s effort to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030.”
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CommerceHub, OutMatch and more named 2016 technology award winners

“The Center for Economic Growth is honoring seven well-known companies and people in the business community for its annual technology awards.”This year CEG received a record number of applications from a variety of high-tech industries – both companies and individuals – with impressive and inspiring accomplishments, making for a particularly competitive selection process,” CEG wrote in an email, announcing the winners.”
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Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce names next President and CEO

“Tori Riley is the new president and CEO of Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce. Riley previously worked as vice president and economic development specialist with Saratoga Economic Development Corp. She also worked at Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce as program management director.”
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Shipments to Wal-Mart, Home Depot, BMW drive Plug Power’s Q1 growth

“Plug Power’s CEO said growth in the first quarter was propelled by shipments to customers like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, as well as the company’s new financing program. The Latham, New York fuel cell manufacturer finished the quarter with revenues of $15.3 million and a loss of $11.8 million.”
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Student Entrepreneurs Compete in Competition at UR

“Aspiring student entrepreneurs at the University of Rochester presented their business models to a panel of judges during the 10th annual Mark Ain Business Model Competition on Wednesday. The first-place award went to the 0Limits team, which provides the Everywhere Pen, the world’s first device-neutral, precise, write-virtually-anywhere smartpen. The team received $10,000.”
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Inside Tapecon’s Three-pronged Strategy

“Tapecon Inc. is exploring new strategies to ensure its stability and push future growth as a contract manufacturer in the commercial printing industry. The company has been around for nearly a century and is sited in Larkinville, with a workforce that fluctuates between 100 and 115 employees.”
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