Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 06/24/16

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is Part of a $140 Million Federal Manufacturing Research Project

“Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, has been selected as the Northeast regional research center for the federal government’s new $140 million Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.”
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Manufacturing industry Prepares to Fill 17,000 Job Openings in WNY

“By 2020, one-third of the area’s estimated 50,800 manufacturing jobs will need to be filled. Benjamin Rand, president of manufacturing industry consulting firm Insyte Consulting of Buffalo, said based on retirements, attrition and other factors, 17,000 manufacturing jobs must be filled in four years.”
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SiGNa Chemistry marks opening at Eastman Business Park

“SiGNa Chemistry Inc. marked the grand opening of its chemical manufacturing plant and technical center at Eastman Business Park on Thursday, highlighting the company’s role in the growing high-technology manufacturing and energy industries here.”
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Ballston Spa Development Coordinator leaving for job at FuzeHub

“Amber Mooney is leaving her role as a development coordinator for the Ballston Spa Central School District to become an industry engagement manager for FuzeHub in Albany, New York.”
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New York State could be Negotiating with Tesla for the Next Solar Panel Factory

“SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive said he is “personally very excited” about the Tesla Motors offer to acquire SolarCity for nearly $3 billion and emphasized Wednesday evening that the acquisition isn’t expected to impact the company’s plans in Buffalo.”
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RIT Students’ App Wins Apple Design Award

“A game developed by three Rochester Institute of Technology students has been named one of the most well-designed apps of 2016 by Apple Inc., officials announced Thursday. The game app, Dividr, won an Apple Design Award at the company’s worldwide developer conference on June 13 in San Francisco”
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Empire State Development grant aids Columbus McKinnon

“The last piece of public-sector incentives promised to the Columbus McKinnon Corp. for its new Amherst headquarters has been delivered. Empire State Development directors, late Thursday, formally approved a $340,000 grant that will help Columbus McKinnon (NASDAQ: CMCO) finance the development of its recently-opened corporate headquarters.”
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