Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 06/03/16

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GlobalFoundries Expanding Presence in China with New Chip Plant

“GlobalFoundries is partnering, through a joint venture, with the government of Chongqing to open a chip plant in the southwest China city. The project includes upgrading an existing, older computer chip plant to make 300mm wafers. Production is scheduled for 2017.”
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First look at Hudson Valley’s $14 million Manufacturing Center

“Hudson Valley Community College has released preliminary drawings of the proposed $14 million advanced manufacturing center that it plans to start building in April 2017. The training center is expected to serve as a national model for preparing students to operate computer-controlled lathes, mills, grinders and three-dimensional printers to help resolve a growing shortage in the manufacturing industry.”
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Farmers Praise Plan to Rebuild Manufacturing Sector

“Industrial, mechanical and food manufacturing companies were once major employers in the Mohawk Valley. Their successes and failures shaped their entire regions. ‘Upstate New York used to be a hub for manufacturing; matter of fact, all of New York was,” said Rep. Richard Hanna. “We’ve seen that decline over time, but things are turning around.’On Friday, Hanna and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced proposed legislation they say will help re-grow and expand manufacturing sectors.”
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Jet Engine Business will Drive Top Line Growth, hiring in Green Island

“LAI New York is expanding into the aerospace industry, a little more than a year after its parent company acquired Zak Inc., a third-generation manufacturing company in Green Island, New York. The Green Island manufacturer is part of LAI International, which operates six factories from Arizona to Maine that make everything from helmets and vehicle armor for the military to gas turbine parts, molds, crucibles and orthopedic and surgical equipment”
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New Extension AG Teams aid N.Y.’s North Country

“Home to rich soil, a large dairy presence and determined crop producers, New York’s North Country – which has more square miles than the entire state of Vermont – faces unique agribusiness challenges. Helping farmers navigate those issues are a pair of new regional agriculture teams fueled by Cornell University research and resources.”
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Klein Steel, Once Again Nut Butter celebrate New Facilities

“Two expansion projects that added jobs at local businesses were celebrated Thursday. Klein Steel Service Inc. held a ribbon cutting for its 40,000-square-foot facility in Rochester. The $8 million project will further expand the company’s footprint in the state with advanced steel processing equipment, leaders there said.”
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Entrepreneurs to present innovations to High Tech Rochester

“High Tech Rochester Inc. on June 14 plans its annual Demo Day—a chance for entrepreneurs in the area to present their innovations to a list of judges.”
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Brewery Opening this Summer in Saratoga Springs

“A brewery making Belgian-style beers will open this summer in Saratoga Springs, New York. Kurt Borchardt and Colin Quinn , both teachers at Saratoga Springs High School, are developing Artisanal Brew Works at 41 Geyser Road.”
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