Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 10/30/2015

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Soraa Moves Forward With New York Manufacturing Expansion Plans

“Soraa, the world leader in the development of advanced lighting products and gallium nitride on gallium nitride (GaN on GaN™) LED technology, announced today that it will open a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Syracuse, New York. In partnership with the State of New York, the company will construct a new state-of-the-art GaN on GaN™ LED fabrication facility that will employ hundreds of workers.”
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UB Center Supporting WNY Manufacturing Growth With Training

“At a time when Buffalo’s industrial scene is picking up with employers like SolarCity – which has indicated it will hire 800 process/module technicians over the next year – the University at Buffalo (UB) Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) is working to rectify the talent void in Western New York.”
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Shineman Center At SUNY Oswego Earns Gold Rating For Energy And Environmental Impact

“The Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation on the SUNY Oswego campus has earned a gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program.”
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Understanding The 3D Printing Ecosystem

“Why isn’t 3D printing better? Why are failure rates so high and why is reproducibility so difficult? It’s clear that it’s not due to working with exotic materials or advanced motion control. What’s actually holding back innovation is how we think about those technologies: as separate pieces, rather than as elements of a system.”
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How The Watervliet Arsenal Plans To Fill 40,000 Square Feet Of Vacated Office And Manufacturing Space

“With M+W settled into SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s ZEN Building, the Watervliet Arsenal is faced with filling the space left over by its best-known tenant. Peter Gannon, president of the Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership, said he is starting to look for tenants to fill that space.”

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Setting A Made-In-The-U.S.A. Table: Yes, Do Stick A Fork In It

“There are many signs that the fortunes of the century-old plant now owned by Sherrill Manufacturing aren’t what they once were, but among the starkest are the dozens of discolored concrete patches that line a stretch of the cavernous factory floor. They mark the holes where drop hammers were ripped out and sold for scrap to keep the company in business.”
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch Of $20 Million Hudson Valley Farmland Protection Program

“Governor Cuomo announced the launch of a $20 million Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program to help farmers in the Hudson Valley region protect valuable, at-risk farmland from future development and maintain the land’s use for agricultural purposes. This unprecedented commitment to farmland protection in the Hudson Valley was announced in the Governor’s Executive Budget and is the first-ever regionally targeted farmland preservation grant program.”
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