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December 2014
Pictometry CONNECTMobile provides access to the highest quality aerial imagery in the world on your Android Tablet or Phone. Pictometry International Corp. is a Henrietta, New York based company that provides detailed aerial photography. Pictometry’s images are taken at a 40 degree angle from low-flying airplanes. Its Electronic Field Study software allows a variety of measurements to...
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The quality management system for Semrock Inc.’s  Rochester facility is newly certified as compliant to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Business standards company BSI issued the certification to the manufacturer of high-volume optical filters for the biotech and instrumentation industries. “This is an important step that demonstrates Semrock’s continuing commitment to customers in the medical point of care market,”...
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The Rochester region may be one step closer to its future as a National Manufacturing Institute centering on optics and photonics with the passage of the $1.1 trillion federal budget over the weekend. Among the appropriations, $300 million has been designated under the Revitalize American Manufacturing Innovation Act (RAMI) to establish up to 15 centers for manufacturing...
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Universal Photonics, manufacturer and distributor of critical surface preparation materials worldwide, has announced the asset acquisition of California based, CV Nanotechnology. The acquisition transfers the production, sale, and distribution of CV Nanotechnology’s full product line of polishing compounds and surface preparation materials to Universal Photonics. “UPI continues to make commitments to the advancement of surfacing...
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$100 Million. This is the largest single federal investment in apprenticeship ever in the U.S. Its aim is to transform our workforce for the 21st century. Through this grant, the Department of Labor will expand apprenticeships from the traditional skilled trades to new high-tech, high-demand industries like healthcare, IT, advanced manufacturing, and others. These grants will help...
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The Finger Lakes Regional Center for Advanced Optics Manufacturing was awarded $675,000 today in the New York State Regional Economic Development Competition. Kudos to the FLREDC Optics & Photonics Committee and its chairmen, Jim Sydor of Sydor Optics and Jay Eastman of Optel for their leadership. The money will be used to purchase two pieces...
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Klip Collective participated in the 2014 Art Vision Classic competition as a part of the Circle of Light Festival in Moscow, Russia. Klip’s piece Meridian, directed by Josh James, “is a ritual of architecture, designed to invoke the spirits of universal geometry.” The projection-mapped piece ran October 10-14 on the facade of Pavilion 1 at...
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Conesus Lake: December 6, 2014 at age 67 after a long battle with COPD and Emphysema. Predeceased by parents Rudy and Irene Novak. Survived by wife Linda (Frear); son Brett (Heather Graning Novak); granddaughter Nadia Clare Novak. Niece & nephew in law Heather & Chad Petersen. Aunts Betty Romanowski and Dolores Kohler. Frear Family, Szczech,...
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