Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 3/16/15

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Here are this week’s top stories for NYS manufacturing.

NAM/IW 2015 1Q Survey: Outlook Positive For US Manufacturing

“Sluggish growth abroad, a stronger U.S. dollar, the West Coast ports slowdown, still-cautious consumers and sharply lower energy prices have combined to provide a significant headwind for many manufacturers. However, manufacturing demand and output improved throughout the course of 2014, providing some momentum and cautious optimism for 2015.”
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Why These Retired GE Employees Are Looking For $1 Million In Funding

“What happens when a General Electric scientist retires, taking with him or her more than 30 years of experience working on the next big idea? A new network of engineers and scientists called Wise Labs is looking to solve that problem.”
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Annual Conference On Battery And Energy Storage Draws Speakers From Tesla, GE

“New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, an industry group that has about 140 member companies and organizations, hosts its annual conference this week. Among the topics to be discussed are markets for energy storage, commercialization, funding and fuel cell technologies.”
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PrimaLoft Enters Fleece Market With New Products

“PrimaLoft, known for its high-performance insulation and fabrics for extreme-weather sports, has started manufacturing fleece and already has its first customer. The Latham, New York company makes insulation, fibers and now fleece used in used in coats, vests, shoes and hats sold by L.L. Bean, The North Face, Patagonia and others.”
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