Manufacturing Round up for the Week of 08/05/16

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UR Lands Photonics Grant

“The University of Rochester has been awarded $2 million in federal funding through the National Science Foundation for photonics research. The money will be used to help UR researchers further investigate challenges in quantum photonics, according to a release from the office of Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.”
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Beekman 1802 accepted to Start-Up NY, moving HQ to Schenectady

“Retailer Beekman 1802 has been accepted to the Start-Up New York program and is moving its headquarters to Schenectady, New York. Co-owners and spouses Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, known as the “Fabulous Beekman Boys” from their reality TV show, announced today they will move the company’s headquarters from their Sharon Springs farm to the Electric City Innovation Center in downtown Schenectady.”
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Apprenticeship Initiative Aims to Provide High-tech Worker Pipeline

“With the promise of a plethora of high-tech jobs becoming available in the next several years, a region-wide apprenticeship program is looking to fill those positions with local workers. Overseen by the Working Solutions offices in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties, the American Apprenticeship Initiative was instituted in October as a means to provide apprenticeships in the advanced manufacturing fields of nanotechnology, cybersecurity and unmanned vehicle systems.”
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Plug Power’s Push into Refueling and Maintenance Pays Off

“Andy Marsh decided two years ago that Plug Power was going to grow by creating a strong recurring revenue stream. That decision is paying off. The chief executive officer of the Latham, New York hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer announced Thursday that the company’s recurring revenue grew by 99 percent during the second quarter of 2016.”
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Genesee Brewery plans to Tap it Forward

“Investing in the local community will be the theme of Genesee Brewery’s Tap It Forward Day. On Friday, Sept. 9, the Rochester company will close the brewery for the day so hundreds of workers can plant, paint, weed and clean areas in the northeast quadrant of Rochester with help from Cardinal Lawn and Landscape and other community groups. It’s part of a pay it forward initiative for Genesee Brewery, said Kris Sirchio, CEO of North American Breweries.”
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Why this Manufacturer is Leaving Schenectady County

“A Schenectady manufacturer will move into new offices in Latham at the end of this year, canceling plans to move to The Galesi Group’s Niskayuna technology park. TransTech Systems CEO David Apkarian said the Latham building’s layout and good lease terms with Bunkoff General Contractors Inc., who runs those offices, led to the decision to leave Schenectady County. The company makes gauges to analyze the strength of construction materials like asphalt and concrete.”
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Looking for a job in manufacturing? Servotronics is hiring

“Elma-based Servotronics (NYSE MKT: SVT) is hiring a variety of positions in production and quality assurance.”
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3-D Printing at CIA could be Future of Food

“In the lab at The Culinary Institute of America, Liam MacLeod is turning powder to edible art. The Roman Colosseum erected from sugar. Deer constructed with cinnamon. Eggs infused with wasabi. Using an experimental 3-D printer and a previously unexplored technique for constructing designs, the Culinary is examining possibilities that may revolutionize how 3-D technology is used in the food industry.”
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