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Finger Lakes Region June 2016

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Klein Steel Monroe 50 06-02-2016 The steel service provider is expanding to increase capacity and improve productivity with the country’s most advanced steel processing equipment. The company will create 50 new jobs over the next five years, including 12 new jobs this year.

Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Roof Diagnostics Solar and Electric of NY Monroe 38 06-08-2016 The residential solar panel shop will close this summer due to economic reasons. Thirty-eight jobs will be eliminated sometime between August 8 and August 22. The company was acquired by New Jersey-based NRG Energy Inc. about two years ago. NRG is refocusing efforts to high-performing markets, including other areas in New York State.
Sears Holding Corp. Monroe 122 06-01-2016 Due to sluggish sales, two big box retailers run by Sears Holding Corp. will close in the middle of summer and affect a total of 122 workers. Sears, in Irondequoit, will close by July 31 and displace 47 workers. K-Mart, in Greece, will close by August 7 and displace 75 workers.
Xerox Corp. Monroe 48 06-01-2016 Due to restructuring efforts, the company will close its Webster Distribution Center, affecting 48 jobs, including 42 industrial workforce positions and six salaried positions. Their last day of work will be August 20.

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