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Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 6/19/2015


Manufacturing Key To $138 Million In Job Training Grants

“The U.S. Labor Department today announced $138 million in regional- and industry-specific job training grants, a significant portion of which will go for training in manufacturing and advanced manufacturing industries.”
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SolarCity Invites Area Businesses To Be Part Of Their Supply Chain

“SolarCity Corp. put the call out Thursday to Buffalo-area businesses to become partners and part of their supply chain. At a breakfast event, Vinayak Gupta, vice president of supply chain at SolarCity Corp., highlighted the company’s vision for the region and efforts to develop a supply chain to meet round-the-clock production, which would employ approximately 1,500 over three shifts.”

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Rensselaer Engineers Team Up On Battery Startup

“The co-founders of EnerMat Technologies in Troy, New York are building a prototype for their fast-charging, long-lasting battery that could have applications in the automotive and electronics industry.”
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Plastics Firm Inks Pact With Major U.S. Manufacturer

“CY Plastics Works Inc. has signed an agreement to produce injection-molded components for a major U.S. manufacturer of commercial and residential equipment. Moving the existing molds to its facility in Honeoye, Ontario County, CY Plastics will take over the production of more than 15 engineered components molded in the United States and China, company officials said.”
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Does MakerBot Have What It Takes To Make Stratasys Cool In Expansion To Asian Markets?

“The 3-D printing company that made prototyping cool is expanding its reach from Brooklyn to the other side of the world with the support Stratasys its bigger, but less hip parent company.”
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Debunking Myths About Manufacturing Jobs

“Manufacturing jobs have a reputation—and it’s often not complimentary. The clichéd image of a manufacturing job is of dirty, backbreaking, low-paying labor. And women need not apply—it’s an industry dominated by men. But separating fact from fiction about the actual people behind the welder’s mask and on the assembly line can be tricky.”
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