Graham Corporation’s $18M expansion in Batavia, NY

Graham Corporation Invests in the Region and Its Employees Graham Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of vacuum and heat transfer equipment for industries worldwide, is growing in Batavia, NY. This $18M expansion in Genesee County will bring new opportunities for skilled trade workers in the region. Graham has created a unique internal welding school, which … Continued

Wine and Beer Supply Expands in Penn Yan, NY

Yates County now has One-Stop-Shop for Craft Beverage Industry Wine and Beer Supply, a one-stop-shop for craft beverage producers, is growing in Penn Yan, NY. This expansion in Yates County strengthens the craft beverage ecosystem by providing local producers with access to high-quality equipment and supplies. Gage Oughterson of Wine and Beer Supply and Steve … Continued

FIFCO USA Invests $50 Million in Genesee Brewery in Rochester, NY

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a major revitalization project for the storied Genesee Brewery in the City of Rochester. The 146-year-old facility will undergo a $50 million renovation to transform the building into a world-class packaging facility, increasing the building’s manufacturing capacity and allowing for greater efficiency at the site. The company is planning to create up to 57 … Continued

Governor Hochul and Majority Leader Schumer Announce Start of Construction for Edwards Vacuum $319 Million Semiconductor Supply Chain Facility in Genesee County

Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer today announced the start of construction on the first phase of the $319 million Edwards Vacuum dry pump manufacturing facility, located in the Genesee County town of Alabama. The British-based global leader in vacuum and abatement equipment for the semiconductor industry, part of the Atlas … Continued

Governor Hochul and The Coca-Cola Company Celebrate Groundbreaking of New fairlife® Production Facility in Monroe County – The Largest Dairy Production Facility in the Northeast

Governor Kathy Hochul and representatives from The Coca-Cola Company and fairlife today marked the groundbreaking on a new fairlife production facility, a $650 million investment in the Town of Webster, Monroe County. The 745,000 square-foot facility, being built on Tebor Road, will serve as fairlife’s flagship Northeast location and is expected to be operational by … Continued

Imagine RIT Creativity and Innovation Festival returns April 27

A free event with over 400 exhibits The Imagine RIT Creativity and Innovation Festival returns to campus on April 27. RIT’s signature event showcases student, faculty, and staff ingenuity, inspiring future problem-solvers by connecting young minds to the wonders of #STEAM. This free event has a record-breaking 402 exhibits this year covering everything from artificial … Continued

Oculi specializes in visual intelligence to make technology smarter

Oculi is creating eyes for machines Charbel Rizk, founder, CEO, and CTO of Oculi, discusses why he chose Rochester, NY for Oculi’s headquarters and how their product will bring affordable visual intelligence to machines we use to complete everyday tasks. Check out this week’s Why Roc TV interview with Brennan Somers on WROC TV here.

Celebrating 40 Years of Boss Sauce

Family-run business with longtime Wegmans partnership American Specialty Manufacturing Company’s infamous Boss Sauce mastermind, Eddy Harris, shares some of the secrets to his company’s longevity and his longstanding partnership with Wegmans Food Markets in this GRE Why Roc TV interview with Brennan Somers on WROC TV. Erin Heckman, Wegmans Category Merchant, also notes what it … Continued

Toyota Material Handling North America Plans Expansion in Greater Rochester, NY

Creation of Advanced Energy Storage Solutions R&D Facility Toyota Material Handling North America, a world-renowned lift truck designer and manufacturer, plans to create an advanced energy storage solutions R&D facility in the Greater Rochester, NY region. The company was drawn to Rochester because of the talented workforce as well as the opportunity to collaborate with … Continued

Creation Technologies Continues to Grow in Newark, NY

Innovations and Long-Term Partnerships are Catalysts for Company Growth Creation Technologies continues growing in the Greater Rochester, NY region, cutting the ribbon on a 150K sq ft facility to support its expanding business. Farid Anai, Vice President and General Manager at Creation Technologies, noted that Greater Rochester’s skilled workforce and long history of being at … Continued

Sydor Optics Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Key Player in Rochester’s Vibrant Optics, Photonics, Imaging, and Laser Sector Celebrates 60 years in Business Sydor Optics, an optics leader that specializes in flat optics most commonly used in windows and mirrors, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. This family owned company plays an integral part in Rochester’s  robust optics, photonics, imaging, and laser industry … Continued

Toyota Material Handling North America Will Establish an Advanced Energy Storage Solutions R&D Facility in Rochester, NY

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that world-renowned lift truck designer and manufacturer, Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA), comprised of two main companies, Toyota Material Handling and The Raymond Corporation, will establish an advanced energy storage solutions development, prototyping and test center in Henrietta, New York. The forward-thinking research and development center, located at … Continued

Absolute Precision’s Components Make an Impact Around the World

Wayne County company has components in everything from medical devices to rockets Absolute Precision, a Wayne County based advanced manufacturer of quality precision machined parts, is making an impact well beyond the Greater Rochester, NY region. They make components for cryogenic research equipment, cryocooler equipment, medical equipment, optical assemblies, Department of Defense equipment and items … Continued

One Year Anniversary of Golisano Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship

Creating a New Way to Train and Teach Business and Entrepreneurship Tom Golisano created Golisano Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship because he believes the region’s economy is predicted on the number of individuals building companies and growing opportunities. Dr. Ian Mortimer, president of Golisano Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship, spoke about how this program differs … Continued

GRE Issues Outstanding 2023 Annual Report

Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), the lead economic development organization in the Greater Rochester, NY region, secured 37 separate company project wins in 2023, representing more than $1.5 billion of new capital investments, the creation of 1,547 new jobs, and the retention of 2,533 jobs.  GRE’s 2023 results represent a strong level of success across key … Continued

Creation Technologies Unveils Cutting-Edge Facility in Newark, New York

Creation Technologies, an end-to-end, scalable Specialty Global Electronic Manufacturing Services provider, marked a significant milestone with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new, state-of-the-art facility in the Village of Newark, NY. The Boston-based global company, with 13 locations across North America and China, has strategically expanded its footprint to meet the evolving needs of its … Continued

GRE Reports 2023 Was Outstanding Year for Economic Development

Champions of Business Growth Drive Results for Greater Rochester, NY Region GRE secured 37 separate company project wins in 2023, representing more than $1.5 billion of new capital investments, the creation of 1,547 new jobs, and the retention of 2,533 jobs. The Greater Rochester, NY region has the talent, the industry sector expertise in a … Continued

FLCC Announces Winner of Wine Label Design Competition

Competition Provides Graphic Design and Viticulture Students Real-World Experience Finger Lakes Community College, the only community college in the Northeast to offer a winemaking program, recently hosted a wine label design competition. Graphic design students worked with viticulture and wine technology students to gain real-world experience. The winning label design will be on vintages this … Continued

JCS & UltraPhil are growing in the Greater Rochester, NY region

Talent, R&D Assets, and innovations prompted these companies to grow in the region Greg Frechette and John Eaton join us for this Why Roc segment to discuss their recent expansions at JCS and its subsidiary UltraPhil. UltraPhil is a first of its kind, for-hire small-scale, bottle based pilot aseptic R&D and production center.  The technology … Continued

JCS and UltraPhil Expand in Rochester, NY- Enhance Greater Rochester Region’s Food and Beverage Manufacturing Ecosystem

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that food and beverage engineering and consulting company JCS Controls Inc. is expanding its Monroe County operations, committing to creating up to 34 new jobs. The company specializes in advanced process and control systems designs that are focused on the food and beverage industry. JCS plans to build an … Continued