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Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 2/9/15


Here are this week’s top New York State manufacturing stories.

Minding The Gap: A Roadmap For Addressing The U.S. Manufacturing Skills Shortage

“But while U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, employers are facing a new challenge — a shortage of qualified job applicants. According to The Manufacturing Institute, roughly 600,000 domestic jobs in manufacturing remain unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants.”
Read the full story at Area Development.

Fiber Optics Manufacturer Sees Potential For Consistent Growth In 2015

“IntegraOptics is a seven-year-old manufacturer of fiber optic equipment used to transfer data via cable, phone and wireless network platforms. The Latham, New York company has 50 design, engineering and sales employees, with most based out of an office at the Albany International Airport. Prescott said he expects staff to grow to 60 employees by the end of 2015.”
 Read the full story at Albany Business Review.

UB R&D Funding Nears $400M

“Research and development spending continued to climb at the University at Buffalo last year, as the institution’s R&D expenses came in at 57th in the entire country, according to a recent report from the National Science Foundation.”
Read the full story at Buffalo Business First.


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