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Finger Lakes Region, 2005

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Akzo Nobel NV Livingston 12 11-18-2005 The company's plan to make commercially salable water-softening tablets would create a dozen or more jobs.
Alleson Athletic Monroe 50 11-08-2005 The company makes and markets high-quality uniforms for every major sport. It expects to create 50 new jobs over the next few years.
American Motive Power Livingston 200 07-09-2005 The company rebuilds locomotive engines and trucks.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Monroe 40 07-13-2005 The new store in Webster will employ 40 workers.
Bausch & Lomb Monroe 200 06-01-2005  
Bausch & Lomb Inc. Monroe 100 01-12-2005  
CGI Communications Monroe 150 12-20-2005 The 90-employee company makes software that broadcasts streaming video over the Internet and creates online videos for businesses and municipalities.
CGI Communications Inc. Monroe 120 02-25-2005 The company, which provides promotional material for municipalities across the country, plans to hire at least 30 employees every quarter in 2005.
Continental Service Group Inc. Monroe 60 12-09-2005 The Perinton-based debt collector is looking to add 60 people in its student loan division.
CooperVision Inc. Monroe 300 06-25-2005 The company will add about 100 new manufacturing jobs over the next year after the acquisition of a contact lens competitor -- on top of the 200 new jobs they will add when they open a new warehouse in Henrietta (Monroe County) next year.
Current Communications LLC Monroe 110 12-23-2005 The company has signed a deal with a Dallas electric utility to provide broadband Internet service over power lines.
Faradyne Motors Wayne 132 12-15-2005 The creation of this company will be a joint venture between ITT Industries Inc. (Goulds Pumps) and Minnesota-based Pentair Inc. The company will create electric motors for pumps.
Hammer Lithograph Corp. Monroe 20 03-16-2005  
Harris Corp. Monroe 150 10-20-2005  
Harris Corp. Monroe 65 03-11-2005  
Harris RF Communications Monroe 150 07-08-2005 The company received a $50 million federal contract to provide military radios to the U.S. Army.
Keuka Footwear Inc. Yates 30 02-16-2005 The Internet-based occupational footwear company initially plans to hire 10 to 12 full-time, as well as several part-time, employees and hopes to hire 25 to 30 employees by their third year of operation.
LMC Industrial Contractors Livingston 30 07-09-2005 This company makes conveyor systems for sites such as airports and supermarkets.
Lumetrics Inc. Monroe 11 12-02-2005 The company, which designs and manufactures a high-tech measuring device, plans to add 11 employees to its five-person workforce in the next 12 months.
MAGC Inc. Orleans 100 02-17-2005 The controlled atmosphere storage facility is expanding and expects to create 100 new jobs over the next three years. In addition, the expansion could result in 200 new jobs on area farms.
Maximus Monroe 16 04-14-2005 The medical management company employs 32 full-time people and plans to boost its workforce by about half.
Microwave Data Systems Inc. Monroe 50 11-03-2005  
Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital Livingston 20 06-24-2005 An expansion project at the hospital will increase services and add about 20 employees -- from clerical staff to physicians -- over a one-year period.
PAETEC Corp. Monroe 50 12-07-2005 The Perinton-based telecommunications company is seeking to fill about 50 open positions from engineering to sales.
Parlec Inc. Monroe 20 06-24-2005 The machining company will add at least 20 workers and expand its product lines with an economic development loan.
Paychex Inc. Monroe 480 07-20-2005  
PeerConnect Inc. Monroe 14 03-03-2005 The maker of software that helps secure e-commerce transactions could add as many as 14 people to its 10-person company in the next 18 months.
Pioneer Credit Recovery Genesee 100 01-14-2005 The company hopes to have 100 employees working by the end of February and more than double that by later this year.
Pioneer Credit Recovery Inc. Genesee 120 08-19-2005  
Pliant Corp. Wayne 20 04-18-2005 The factory will undergo an expansion between May and October.
Pliant Corp. Wayne 20 02-24-2005 The plastic packaging manufacturer is expanding its plant and could add up to 20 jobs to its 440-person workforce.
Rochester Precision Optics Monroe 75 11-16-2005  
SPG Direct Ontario 20 01-04-2005 The marketing consulting company will open a sister company, Wave Technology, to sell software designed to help its clients market their own products.
Staples Monroe 50 09-09-2005 The company is hiring workers for its call center which supports its commercial delivery service for office supplies.
Sutherland Global Services Monroe 200 11-04-2005  
Target Monroe 200 07-13-2005 The new store in Webster will employ 200 full and part-time employees.
The Sentry Group Monroe 30 08-30-2005 The safe manufacturer is bringing some of its manufacturing back to Rochester from its plant in China and will add 30 jobs to its workforce of 400 over the next four years.
Unisys Corp. Monroe 300(Est.) 06-21-2005 The company is moving from Ontario County to Monroe County. About 250 employees will be retained and 88 hired over the next five years.
University of Rochester Monroe 25 06-03-2005  
Verizon Wireless Monroe 50 05-26-2005 The company has hired 121 people at its call center since January, and expects to hire 50 more in coming months -- that is on top of about 270 people the cellular company added in 2004.
West Group Monroe 25 09-23-2005  
Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. Genesee 100 04-29-2005  
Xerox Corp. Monroe 40 06-24-2005 The company announced plans to build a toner plant at its Webster (Monroe County) campus, creating 40 jobs.
YMCA Monroe 95 09-21-2005  
Zotos International Inc. Ontario 40 08-16-2005 The company, which produces and distributes hair care products, plans an expansion that is expected to add 40 new jobs over the next two years.

Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
AB Dick Co. Monroe 50 04-29-2005 The maker of presses and other equipment for the printing industry will close its area operations later this year.
Anderson Logistics Ontario 28 01-18-2005 The company will be closing mid-March. The exact number of layoffs has not been determined as some employees will be offered relocation assignments.
Birds Eye Foods Inc. Monroe 10 06-24-2005 The company has cut 10 administrative and management positions.
Caldwell Manufacturing Co. Monroe 39 08-13-2005 Members of IUE-CWA Local 81331, are out on strike. The company has been able to sustain production by using temporary workers. Caldwell makes window balances for raising and lowering double-hung windows.
Chase-Pitkin Home & Garden Centers Monroe 1648 10-05-2005 The home improvement chain will begin closing its 14 stores, 10 of which are in the Rochester area, early next year. The closing will affect 395 full-time and 1,253 part-time employees in the Rochester area.
Eastman Kodak Co. Monroe 7500 07-21-2005 The company plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs, in addition to the 15,000 already announced as the photographic products company posted a loss in the second quarter from a year-ago profit.
Eastman Kodak Co. Monroe 100 03-17-2005 The company will stop making raw paper and plans to shut down its paper mill.
Eastman Kodak Co. Monroe 100 04-29-2005 The company is shifting assembly of its digital imaging kiosks to an undisclosed third-party contract manufacturer. This will displace employees from Kodak Park.
Eastman Kodak Co. Monroe 450 08-26-2005 The company will stop making color photographic paper at Kodak Park, resulting in a loss of more than 450 jobs.
F.F. Thompson Health Ontario 47 12-02-2005 The health system will eliminate 47.5 full-time positions through layoffs, attrition, vacancies and reduction in overtime.
Horizon Aerospace Ontario 23 03-23-2005 Nine workers will be laid off on 3/24/05 and an additional 14 will be laid off in April or May.
JP Morgan Chase Monroe 300 07-19-2005 The bank will eliminate 300 workers from its home equity center, leaving about 340 home equity office workers here.
Krispy Kreme Monroe 20 06-10-2005 The company's Greece location has closed.
Meridian Automotive Systems Ontario 80 09-16-2005 After cutting its workforce by nearly half during the last six months, the company had decided to close within the next few months, affecting about 80 employees.
Meridian Automotive Systems Inc. Ontario 92 03-30-2005  
Sonoco Products Co. Ontario 40 08-19-2005 The packaging company announced it will close its factory over the next year.
Valeo Electrical Systems Monroe 500 07-29-2005 The automotive parts manufacturer will close and work done at the plant will be transferred to a factory in Mexico.
Valeo Electrical Systems, Inc. Monroe 625 12-29-2005 Layoffs are due to begin between 2/20/06 and will end in July or August 2008.
Viking Polymer Solutions Orleans 70 12-13-2005 The company makes a variety of auto parts like radiator gaskets and motor mounts.
Xerox Corp. Monroe 70 03-09-2005  

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