Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 6/12/2015

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SUNY Buffalo State To Offer New Certificate Program In Advanced Manufacturing

“SUNY Buffalo State will receive a $230,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to fund a new certificate program preparing individuals for jobs in advanced manufacturing. The 12-month Basic Machine II Operator Certificate course will be held in Buffalo State’s Technology Building, a $36.5 million facility which opened in 2013.”

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Harris RF Gets $55M Order From Australian Defence Force

“Harris Corp.’s RF Communications business in Rochester has received a $55 million order to provide the Australian Defence Force with technical and logistics support for its tactical radios.  Under the deal, Harris will provide maintenance, training, warehouse and distribution, and engineering support.”

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NYS Medical Marijuana Biz Attracts 43 Applicants

“State health officials late Tuesday night published a list of 43 companies who submitted applications by Friday’s deadline, each hoping to become registered with one of five licenses to be awarded by New York state through its Compassionate Care Act.”
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Elon Musk’s Biggest Challenge Yet: Recharging Buffalo, NY

“Elon Musk has earned a reputation as a man not afraid to take big risks and tackle big challenges. But is the touch Musk has shown in building a manufacturing empire for the 21st century—from SpaceX rockets toTesla Motors electric cars and batteries—ready to help put a shine back on a depressed U.S. manufacturing city?”
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For The Jobless, An Opportunity In Advanced Manufacturing

“Manufacturers say they need more skilled workers to hire. If a new SUNY Buffalo State training program succeeds, some long-term unemployed people will become the types of candidates they want.”
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