Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 09/02/16

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HTR to get $2.5M in federal funding for Sibley Square HQ

“High Tech Rochester Inc. will receive $2.5 million in federal funding through the U.S. Economic Development Administration for its business accelerator downtown. The agency plans to build the accelerator on the sixth floor of Sibley Square, the redeveloped Sibley Building, on East Main Street. It is estimated to create 100 new startup businesses and 1,000 new jobs within the first five years of operation, the U.S. Department of Commerce said”
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The Brooklyn-Queens streetcar would supercharge manufacturing

“One look at New York City’s waterfront and it is easy to see how we became an economic powerhouse. For generations, the piers lining the rivers were home to industrial businesses of all types. Today, the manufacturing sector is once again growing and providing good-paying jobs to hardworking New Yorkers. This revitalization is bringing back employment and commerce opportunities for the first time in decades. The proposed 16-mile BQX streetcar, running from Sunset Park to Astoria, is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build off this momentum.”
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Full Steam Ahead: 400 Jobs Coming to Alstom Thanks to Amtrak Contract

“Bringing hundreds of jobs to Hornell impacts the whole community. Stores, restaurants and banks will soon see the trickle down effect of having more people working and living in the city.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for the local community and local businesses. I think it’ll enhance the economy and it’s a win-win situation for everybody,” Hornell resident Ron Nasca said.”
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A steel company making good in WNY? Meet rapidly-growing Buffalo Armory

“It’s been a long time since steel was on the positive side of a story in Buffalo. One local company – Buffalo Armory – is making good on a patented technology that produces steel body armor that’s more rugged and more affordable than competitors anywhere in the world.”
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Hats Off to New Era Plant in Derby, Now Manufacturing NFL Caps

“Nearly two weeks after Buffalo-based New Era put its name on an NFL stadium, the sports apparel company announced 270 workers at its Derby plant will make a new line of NFL caps that’s being manufactured in Western New York. An additional 17 workers will be hired.”
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Manufacturer to expand to Rochester, add 59 jobs

“Seisenbacher Rail Interiors Inc., a manufacturer of rail car interiors, and a leading supplier of rail car interiors in Europe, is expanding into the U.S. market and has selected Rochester as its home base of manufacturing operations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The family-owned, Austrian company plans to invest some $1.7 million for equipment and property on Humboldt Street and will create 59 jobs over five years, Cuomo said.”
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Fast-growing Buffalo Games expands footprint, board games division

“Buffalo Games Inc., the leading manufacturer of jigsaw puzzles in the United States, is expanding its footprint. The Buffalo-headquartered company has acquired 111 James E. Casey Drive and plans to use a portion of the 67,000-square-foot building as a warehouse. The space is located across the street from 220 James E. Casey Drive, where Buffalo Games creates, designs and makes puzzles and board games.”
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