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Finger Lakes Region, 2008

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
American Packaging Corp. Monroe 25 06-13-2008 The packaging company plans to expand its facility and add 25 full-time jobs over the next three years. The company does packaging and printing of numerous consumer products. The company currently employs 140 people.
Associated Brands Orleans 60 01-18-2008 The manufacturer of private-label food products is adding seven new product lines in the next 12 months.
Barilla America Inc. Livingston 25 09-26-2008 The world's largest pasta manufacturer plans to add 25 employees by 2009.
Coast Professional Inc. Livingston 100 10-29-2008 Construction started on a student loan collection company's call center in Geneseo, Livingston County. The company plans to emply 30 by spring 2009 and has committed to employ 100 within three years.
Goulds Pumps Seneca 60 10-08-2008 An incentive package worth $3 million helped the company to remain in Seneca Falls, safeguarding more than 750 jobs at the pump manufacturer. The incentive package will also help create 60 new jobs. The plant upgrade and addition of jobs will take place over the next 18 months.
Harris RF Communications Monroe 50 03-14-2008 One of the area's largest manufacurers, plans to add more than 50 engineering positions by early summer. The military radio maker is looking for people with software or electrical engineering expertise and lengthy experience.
Hoselton Auto Mall Monroe 30 10-17-2008 The dealership will spend $4 million to expand. The project is expected to be completed in the spring and could add as many as 30 jobs. The dealership now employs more than 300 people.
Infotonics Technology Center Ontario 30 05-02-2008 The center plans to add up to 30 workers over the next 12 months, doubling its technical staff. The facility will add a second and third shift to the site. The jobs will mainly be production operators.
L&R Meats Inc. Monroe 74 06-18-2008 The meat packing business plans to create 74 jobs in the next three years and plans to open 300 hot dog restaurants nationwide. The company currently employs 13 workers.
Parker-Hannifin Corp. Wayne 80 11-21-2008 One of the area's largest manufacturers plans to add manufacturing capabilities and renovate its facility. The Clyde, Wayne County, operation manufactures precisioned metal components, primarily fuel nozzles that meter and atomize fuel for gas turbine aerospace engines, as well as land and marine engines.
Pliant Corp. Wayne 12 11-21-2008 One of the area's largest manufacturers will expand its facility in Macedon to support new production lines and related equipment being transferred from the company's Massachusetts plant. The project is expected to begin at the end of the year and is targeted to be complete by spring 2009.
QED Technologies International Inc. Monroe 15 07-16-2008 The optical finishing company plans to add 15 jobs within three years. The company makes machines for polishing and measuring industrial optics. They currently have 65 employees.
Seneca Bioenergy Seneca 80 03-24-2008 The company is constructing an agricultural manufacturing facility with the ability to crush soybeans and canola to produce renewable energy and biodiesel fuels. Construction should be complete by the end of 2008. The company hired approximately 65 construction workers and once the new facility is open, an extra 80 permanent manufacturing jobs will be created.
Sigma International Orleans 60 02-21-2008 The manufacturer of medical equipment will continue its expansion, adding another 60 jobs over the next two years. The company has gone from 70 to 191 employees in the past two years and will reach about 250 workers in 2010.
Top Quality Hay Processors Seneca 90 03-24-2008 The company, that takes hay cut from the field and dries and bakes the hay indoors in a matter of hours, is expected to create 90 new jobs at the Seneca Army Depot by later this year.
Unity Health System Monroe 54 05-21-2008 The owner of Unity Hospital is planning to move several departments, including a cardiology group, a women's health center, a spine center and labs, into a new office building being built near the hospital campus. The project encompasses 216 employees and will create an additional 54 jobs within three years.
University of Rochester Medical Center Monroe 1430 10-28-2008 The medical center is building the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, where workers try to turn scientific discoveries into drugs, medical devices and other treatments to improve patient health. More than 600 scientists, physicians, nurses, statisticians, research administrators and support staff will work in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The project will also create about 830 construction jobs and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2010.
Zeller Corp. Monroe 51 05-21-2008 The company, which makes industrial automation and controls and distributes electrical components, plans to expand and create 51 jobs over the next three years.

Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Carestream Health Inc. Monroe 350 09-16-2008 Over the next three years, the Rochester-based medical imaging company plans to eliminate 500 to 700 jobs, about half of them from its local workforce, as a continuation of more than a year's worth of cost cutting.
Carestream Health Inc. Monroe 30 01-31-2008 The Rochester-based health imaging company is laying off at its manufacturing facility.
Constellation Brands Ontario 30 04-16-2008 The company will cut 30 jobs at Widmer's Wine Cellar in Naples, Ontario County, by the end of May. The jobs represent one-third of the full-time staff working at the winery. Most of the affected jobs are in production, but some positions in the wine gift shop and tasting room will also be eliminated.
DHL Express (USA), Inc. Monroe 10 12-08-2008 The package delivery service is laying off 10 employees due to consolidation and loss of revenue.
Delphi Corp. Monroe 300 03-27-2008 The auto parts manufacturer has temporarily laid off 300 local workers. The layoffs are being assessed weekly.
Firth Rixson Monroe 100 11-18-2008 The company is planning a four-week shutdown scheduled for 12/22/08-1/19/09. The layoff will impact 100 of its 112 employees.
Harris Interactive Inc. Monroe 17 10-22-2008 The research firm plans to eliminate about 17 full-time local workers by the end of the month in a cost-cutting effort.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Monroe 300 03-27-2008 The area's largest employer in the banking industry plans to cut 300 jobs, eliminating its home equity loan processing center to consolidate operations at similar centers in Milwaukee and Phoenix.
Kmart Corporation Monroe 46 08-22-2008 The retail department store is closing November 12, 2008.
Priority Transportation Ontario 100 08-29-2008 The trucking company went out of business.
Student Loan Corp. Monroe 89 07-11-2008 A subsidiary of Citibank, the lender plans to cut 89 jobs as part of a company-wide restructuring and cost-cutting effort. The jobs represent almost one-quarter of their local employment. There will be 251 employees remaining in Perinton after the layoffs are complete.
Tyco Electronics Corp. Monroe 41 03-06-2008 The company will let 41 employees go as it closes its Brighton facility later this year and moves the manufacturing operation to Asia. The electronics components manufacturer will close by the end of June.
Unisys Corp. Monroe 90 12-05-2008 The technology services firm has laid off 90 employees, leaving approximately 170 employees locally. The company is eliminating the inside sales and marketing organization.
Unisys Corporation Monroe 89 11-26-2008 The company will lay off 89 employees through 1/19/09 due to economic reasons.

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