Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 06/17/16

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These 2 Industries are Fueling Albany’s Economy

“Production of steam and gas turbines, computer chips and medical supplies continue to drive manufacturing job growth in the Albany, New York, region. Manufacturers in the Albany metropolitan area added 800 jobs over the past year, outpacing every other upstate region in the state.”
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Fast-growing Albany Company Wins Big New York City Contract

“GCOM Software Inc., the Albany, New York, software developer, has won a contract with the City of New York Fire Department. GCOM is tasked with expanding the fire department’s Coordinated Building Inspection Data Analysis System that tracks building inspections to prevent and mitigate potential fires and other hazardous conditions.”
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New Product Line Provides a Lift for Jamestown Manufacturer

“Weber Knapp Co. has created a new line of counterbalance hinges that solidifies its local workforce and may create new jobs at its Jamestown industrial products plant. The spring-loaded hinges, used in a variety of industrial and commercial settings, are just hitting the market place.”
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Albany Soap Maker Plans First Retail Store, 20 More Over Next Few Years

“RAD Soap has a growth plan deserving of the company’s name. The Menands, New York, maker of plant-based body products is opening its first retail store this October at Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany. Over the next 3 to 4 years, it plans to open 20 more across the country in places like Brooklyn, Las Vegas and California.”
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Kodak names new CFO as McMullen joins 3D printer company

“Eastman Kodak Co. has a new chief financial officer. The company on Wednesday said it had appointed David Bullwinkle as its CFO.”
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RIT Professor Borkholder named Inventor of the Year

“A Rochester Institute of Technology professor was named Distinguished Inventor of the Year by the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association. David Borkholder won the award because he made Blast Gauge, a sensor system that captures and interprets data from someone’s body after they’ve experience a concussion.”
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Business Activity Expands for N.Y. manufacturers

“Business activity expanded modestly for New York manufacturers, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey shows. After dipping below zero in May, the general business conditions index advanced 15 points to 6.0.”
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