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Finger Lakes Region, 2006

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
5Linx Enterprises Inc. Monroe 12 10-23-2006 The company is a direct seller of VOIP telecom services with 40 employees and plans to have 52 employees by year's end. The company could add 30 more employees in 2007.
Ashley Furniture Homestores Genesee 72 04-06-2006 The company is building an assembly and distribution center that is expected to create 72 jobs and retain 54 current positions.
Ashley Furniture Industries Genesee 76 04-06-2006 The company plans to open a 75,000 square-foot asssembly and distribution center. The company will employ 111 people, including 76 new hires and the retention of 35 people from other company sites.
BJ's Wholesale Club Monroe 145 10-19-2006 The wholesale club plans to hire 145 employees when it opens its newest club in Greece later this year.
Barilla America Livingston 120 03-10-2006 The world's leading pasta company will break ground on a manufacturing and distribution center in June 2006, with production starting in mid-June 2007.
Bernz-o-matic Orleans 32 10-31-2006 The hand-held torch manufacturer has decided to invest more than $1 million on renovations and machinery purchases, thereby retaining 213 jobs and lead to the creation of 32 jobs over three years.
CGI Communications Inc. Monroe 250 08-29-2006 The online video company expects to add 250 jobs over the next 18 months.
Canfield & Tack Monroe 15 04-10-2006 The printing company is adding a $2.8 million printing press in response to growing customer demand and has added 15 employees, bringing its workforce to 94 employees.
CareGuide Inc. Monroe 200 08-27-2006 The health management company, which helps insurers, employers, governments and others manage health care costs, plans to add 200 jobs.
Cellution LLC Monroe 20 02-22-2006 The company makes a software product that helps businesses keep track of and reduce their wireless phone expenses.
Concentrix Corp. Monroe 200 09-15-2006 The marketing services company will likely add 200 jobs over the next 12 to 18 months.
CooperVision Inc. Monroe 200 03-01-2006 The company is consolidating its distribution and packaging operations and opening a new distribution center in Henrietta.
CooperVision Inc. Monroe 200 05-15-2006 The contact lens company is looking to fill more than 200 positions at its distribution facility.
Current Communications Monroe 180 10-04-2006 The company, a broadband provider, has expanded and plans to add 180 new jobs over the next five years. They have started filling the new positions in information technology, engineering, sales and marketing, and customer service.
Darien Lake Genesee 2500 02-24-2006 The theme park is filling more than 2,500 seasonal positions.
Delphi Corp. Monroe 90 05-23-2006 The company has hired 90 temporary workers locally and plans to hire more to replace hundreds of Rochester workers expected to take a buyout package. Locally, about 800 hourly workers are eligible to retire under the plan; as many as 600 workers have already signed up for it. The company expects to hire about 500 new workers by the end of the year.
Delphi Corp. Monroe 300 09-22-2006 The company plans to add about 300 jobs to its Rochester operations by relocating work from a soon-to-close plant in Michigan.
Empire Biofuels Seneca 60 08-02-2006 The company hopes to break ground in a year on a corn-to-ethanol refinery at the old Seneca Army Depot, creating 60 jobs.
Graham Corporation Genesee 11 08-19-2006 The company, which designs and manufactures vacuum and heat transfer equipment for refiners and other process industries, including the petro-chemical industry, is trying to fill 11 openings in the office and in manufacturing.
HF Technologies Monroe 76 09-14-2006 The company, which makes parts for copiers and printers, has decided to bring 76 jobs back to Rochester from China.
Hammer Packaging Inc. Monroe 20 03-03-2006 The label finishing company is moving a portion of its operations to Rochester Technology Park in Gates and will create up to 20 jobs.
Harris Corp. Monroe 200 06-27-2006 The company, which makes radios and other communications devices for the military, will add 200 jobs by the end of the year.
Holiday Inn Express Monroe 20 02-22-2006 A 68,000-square-foot hotel will be constructed in Webster.
Home Depot Monroe 200 02-23-2006 The home improvement store is looking to hire 200 full- and part-time seasonal employees.
IEC Electronics Wayne 40 09-29-2006 The company plans to add 40 jobs, including engineers, buyers and technicians.
ITT Corp. Monroe 200 08-30-2006 Space Systems, a division of ITT Corp., which develops, manufactures and markets remote sensing products and services used in satellites, airplanes, space telescopes and other commercial and government applications, completed an expansion which could create 200 jobs.
Kirtas Technologies Ontario 145 10-18-2006 The company will be hiring 145 additional positions in the area of image technology over the next year or two.
M&T Bank Corp. Monroe 252 04-26-2006 The bank will acquire all 21 branches in Citibank's upstate New York franchise. Citibank's 252 staff positions in the upstate franchise will transfer to M&T.
M&T Trucking Wyoming 50 01-14-2006  
Mascoma Corp. Monroe 12 12-21-2006 The company will build the nation's first cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant. Cellusosic ethanol uses wood chips, paper pulp and wastes and certain gasses rather than corn to create ethanol. The plant will initially employ 12 to 15 people.
Milton Caterpillar Genesee 100 07-18-2006 Site work has begun for the company's sales, rental, service, parts and office facility. It is expected to take 18 months to complete.
Nu-kote International Inc. Monroe 150 04-13-2006 The company will move its corporate headquarters back to Rochester. The move will add 150 jobs to the 275 people Nu-kote already employs in Rochester. The company makes toner, thermal ribbons for fax machines, ink cartridges for printers and coated security products for printing checks and other forms.
Optimax Wayne 40 09-19-2006 The company has hired 60 workers and is looking for 40 to 50 more.
PAETEC Communications Inc. Monroe 55 02-03-2006  
Pioneer Credit Recovery Wyoming 35 03-10-2006 The debt collection firm expects to add 35 to 40 new jobs after being picked by the IRS to help the agency collect delinquent taxes.
Pioneer Credit Recovery Inc. Wyoming 40 08-23-2006 The company expects to add between 35 and 40 positions as a result of a new contract.
Rochester Industrial Controls Wayne 59 08-01-2006 The company has been developing a more durable cabling and control box system for use in heavy-duty military vehicles. They currently employ 70 people.
Syntec Technologies Inc. Genesee 35 08-02-2006 The company makes polymer-optical products including fingerprint and facial sanners, 360-degree cameras and blood analyzers. They plan to hire 35 people and will retain 54 workers.
Target Monroe 150 02-03-2006 The discount retailer broke ground for a new store. The project is expected to create about 150 local construction jobs.
The Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 13 Monroe 80 02-22-2006 The union will purchase and renovate a warehouse for a meeting hall and training facility. The greater training capacity will lead to an incease in union membership by 80 people over five years.
Ultralife Batteries Wayne 50 02-12-2006 After recently receiving orders from the U.S. Department of Defense, the company is looking for about 50 new employees -- many of them replacements for workers who had been laid off or furloughed.
Ultralife Batteries Inc. Wayne 50 08-04-2006 The Wayne County battery maker is in the process of hiring 50 workers and coul d increase Ultralife's area employment to about 650.
Verizon Wireless Monroe 75 06-20-2006 The company is expanding its local operations and will add another 75 workers to its call center by August.
Verizon Wireless Monroe 80 01-12-2006  
Wal-Mart Orleans 275 02-23-2006 The store is opening a supercenter in Albion on May 17, 2006. They expect to hire 275 to 300 employees.
Western New York Energy LLC Orleans 58 05-09-2006 Construction on the state's first ethanol plant should be open by early 2008. The plant will create 58 jobs and as many as 500 jobs would be created in ancillary industries such as agriculture and transportation.

Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
American Rock Salt Livingston 150 12-27-2006 The company has halted mining activities in response to the lack of snow. Once that changes, they will call people back immediately.
Bausch & Lomb Monroe 40 09-21-2006 The company is overhauling its contact-lens manufcturing operations.
Bernz-O-Matic Orleans 270 05-09-2006 The hand-held torch manufacturer will move its Orleans County operation to China in March 2007. The company will retain 30 to 40 jobs locally. They employ about 220 union workers, between 30 and 40 office workers and several dozen contract employees. The product line includes fire extinguishers, charcoal fire starters, insect foggers and hand tools.
Birds Eye Foods Inc. Monroe 400 07-26-2006 Monroe County's largest processor of frozen vegetables will cut more than 400 local workers with the company's decision to stop making products that don't carry the company's brand name.
Constellation Energy Inc. Monroe 32 04-07-2006 The company laid off 32 employees at the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, leaving 448 employees.
CooperVision Inc. Monroe 10 05-26-2006 The contact lens company laid off 35 to 40 workers to "realign" its sales and marketing operations. One-quarter of the cuts were local positions.
Eastman Kodak Co. Monroe 2000 08-02-2006 The company expects to eliminate 2,000 jobs over the next year and a half.
Eaton Corp. Ontario 155 04-18-2006 The company is moving its production line to Tijuana, Mexico beginning in the first quarter 2007.
Gleason Corp. Monroe 40 07-20-2006 The layoffs were an anticipated part of the company's new manufacturing strategy. Despite the cuts, the company will continue to employ more than 625 people.
ITT Industries Inc. Monroe 128 02-08-2006 The Space Systems division recently received a stop work order on a classified project. The division specializes in high-end remote sensing systems for aerial and satellite imaging.
Liberty Precision Industries Monroe 85 06-06-2006 The company has closed after 84 years in business as the trickle-down effect of the Big Three automakers hit suppliers.
Liberty Precision Industries Ltd. Monroe 15 03-29-2006  
Savannah Dhu Wayne 39 01-19-2006  
Xerox Corp. Monroe 65 01-12-2006 The company is closing a distribution center and moving operations to Ohio.

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