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Increased sales in 2014 has Optimax Systems Inc. looking to hire in the new year. While increasing the size of its Ontario, NY facility to 60,000 square feet over the last several years,  the company has also steadily increased the size of its workforce. That trend will continue in 2015 as Optimax looks to hire  about...
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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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Big day of news for our industry yesterday, Manufacturing Day in America! First, At an event to celebrate Manufacturing Day at New York Photonics member EMF Corporation in Ithaca, New York with their Congressman from New York’s 23rd district (which includes Corning), Tom Reed, and OSA CEO Liz Rogan. Congressman Reed deserved the wonderful welcome...
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Manufacturing Universities: A Catalytic Step Toward Revitalizing American Manufacturing “Creating a network of U.S. manufacturing universities would address several systemic challenges that plague America’s manufacturing economy.” From Industry Week  Robert Atkinson President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation While there are some signs that American manufacturing is beginning to recover from the unprecedented losses of the 2000s,...
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Fifty Ways to Leave Your Competitiveness Woes Behind: A National Traded Sector Competitiveness Strategy This report presents 50 federal-level policy recommendations to help restore U.S. traded sector competitiveness (and an additional 13 state-level recommendations). The recommendations are organized around federal policies regarding the “4Ts” of technology, tax, trade, and talent as well as policies to...
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