Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 8/28/2015

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Survey: Area Manufacturers Confident About Their Industry

“While area manufacturers reported another strong month, a recent state manufacturing survey tells a different story about the industry in New York. ‘Manufacturing activity in the greater Buffalo‐Niagara region increased relative to the prior month, with the local manufacturing index registering a 67.6 in July, up from 61.9 in June,’ wrote Jay Walker in a prelude to his monthly manufacturing report.”

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Slaughter Voices Support For Manufacturing At GM Plant Tour

“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, is calling on Congress to support manufacturing businesses and job creation following a tour of General Motors Components Holdings LLC on Wednesday. Slaughter spoke with employees, union leaders and GM representatives about how to harness Rochester’s manufacturing sector to create more jobs in Monroe County.”
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New York State Factory Activity Tumbles To Lowest Since 2009: NY Fed

“Manufacturing activity in New York state plunged to its weakest level in August since 2009 due to steep drops in new orders and shipments, although optimism on future business improved, a New York Federal Reserve survey showed on Monday.”
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Albany 3D Printing Event Aims To Encourage Children To Get Involved, Learn About Potential Careers

“A SUNY Polytechnic Institute student is hosting the first 3D printing event in Albany, New York, in September to encourage more children to get involved with the technology and learn about potential careers. The weekend-long event, called the “Printathalon,” will start Sept. 18 at SUNY Poly. It will continue Sept. 19 and 20 at the Ramada Plaza on Watervliet Avenue Extension in Albany.”

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Gatherer’s Granola Signs With First National Distribution Chain

“Products from Gatherer’s Granola of Schenectady are now available in 500 Vitamin Shoppes across the U.S., the first national distribution partner for the granola producer. Sandro Gerbini, who started Gatherer’s Granola five years ago, said the company shipped its first order to Vitamin Shoppe at the end of July.”

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Data Security For Manufacturers: Don’t Let Cyberattacks Take A ‘Byte’ Out Of Your Bottom Line

“Cybersecurity challenges are becoming more prevalent and complex for manufacturers as consumers embrace and demand advanced technologies. The costs associated with data breaches are also rising, with an average cost increase of more than 23 percent since 2013, according to the latest research by Ponemon Institute.”
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