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  • Finger Lakes Region, 2010

    Business Expansions

    Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
    American Packaging Corp. Monroe 15 02-10-2010 The packaging printing company has added a new extrusion line that turns out plastic used in making seals and packages and has boosted employment by 15 workers, bringing total employment in Rochester to 150 people.
    BonaDent, Inc. Seneca 90 12-14-2010 The manufacturer of dental products plans to expand its operations and move to a larger facility in Seneca Falls to accommodate its 90 new employees and equipment. The company currently employs 138 people, including dental technicians and professionals.
    Callfinity Inc. Monroe 150 03-17-2010 The growing telecom company is moving from Perinton to downtown Rochester for more space. The company currently employs 34 and expects to grow to 150 by 2014, with most of the hiring being software developers and salespeople. The company specializes in call center software, phone conferencing event management and such services as call routing and queuing.
    Cody Gate Ventures Monroe 250 10-21-2010 A British capital firm has selected Rochester to house three of its budding companies at Eastman Business Park. The firm will be hiring in several different job categories, all of which will be high-paid, high-skilled positions. In their first year they will hire 35 people -- mostly scientists and high-level management -- and by 2012, they will hire about 165 people, and eventually over four years, will hire about 250 people.
    Darien Lake Genesee 19 03-31-2010 The resort is undergoing an expansion, including adding 19 jobs, in time for its May 2010 opening. The plans include expansion of the water park and additions to lodging. The resort is Genesee County's largest employer and the state's largest seasonal employer, employing between 1,500 and 1,800 workers depending upon business.
    First Capital Payments Monroe 30 01-20-2010 The company, which processes credit- and debit-card transactions for small- and medium-sized businesses, is expanding its downtown Rochester headquarters by adding 30 to 40 employees in sales, technical support and underwriting.
    Genesee Brewing Co. Monroe 50 03-03-2010 The beer maker is adding 50 jobs as it begins producing Blue Light Lime. The new employees will work a midnight to 8 a.m. shift, the first time since 2002 that the brewery has needed a third shift.
    Genesee Brewing Co. Monroe 12 09-16-2010 The brewery has added 12 new jobs. The brewery invested $3.5 million to upgrade its facilities for a 24-ounce can product expansion. The cans are being marketed to convenience stores where 24-ounce cans sell better than 6-packs.
    Hickey Freeman Monroe 25 06-04-2010 The Rochester high-end men's clothing manufacturer is planning to add 25 positions by the end of June and roughly 50 more by the end of 2011.
    Infontonics Technology Center Ontario 50 10-15-2010 The center, which merged recently with an Albany high-tech complex, is a partner in a $16 million effort to develop and produce an energy-saving lighting system. The technology, called Organic Light Emitting Diodes, provides light using less electricity than conventional sources. OLED's are currently used in television screens, computers and cell phones and are being developed for wider commercial use. The project is expected to create 50 high-tech jobs by 2012.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. Monroe 25 09-24-2010 The bank plans to add 25 workers to its home equity group by the end of the year. They added 255 workers to its home equity group during the last half of 2009, and with the 25 new hires, will increase employment to 370 in Chase Tower.
    Kohl's Ontario 150 03-23-2010 The store opened its third for the chain in the Rochester region, creating about 150 jobs for local residents.
    Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authorit Monroe 1145 10-08-2010 The transportation authority received $13 million in federal grants to put toward an upgrade of its headquarters. The authority projects the construction at its headquarters and of a downtown transit center to create 1,145 direct and indirect jobs over the next three years, including 23 permanent jobs at the transit center.
    Sigma International Orleans 120 11-05-2010 The maker of large-volume medical infusion pumps plans to add 120 employees by the end of the year. The company currently employs about 420 workers.
    Sutherland Global Services Inc. Monroe 375 09-22-2010 The company, which manages business services as an outsourcer, plans to add 375 now jobs in Gates in the Rochester Technology Park. The expansion could be in place by November.
    The Connection Yates 450 01-22-2010 A Minnesota-based call center will open its third facility in New York, in Penn Yan, Yates County, creating 450 full-time jobs. Hiring will occur over the next two years, with 150 positions to be filled within the first quarter of this year.
    Tops Friendly Markets Monroe 160 08-18-2010 The new store in Spencerport has opened a full-service grocery, including an in-store cafe and bakery, self-checkout stations, floral and seafood departments, a carry-out section where prepared foods are available and a gas station and will employ about 160 people.
    Verizon Wireless Monroe 200 06-25-2010 The call center plans to add 200 customer service and technical support workers this year. The new employees would be in addition to 205 call center workers the company hired last year.
    VirtualScopics Inc. Monroe 10 01-15-2010 Anticipating growth, the medical image analysis firm plans to hire 10 to 20 staffers this year. Plans for 2010 include launching a customer portal, shortening the time for image analysis and making strides toward an entry into personalized medicine.
    Walmart Ontario 160 08-18-2010 The newly expanded "super" store will employ about 300 people, including 160 positions created by the expansion.

    Business Contractions

    Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
    Annex Manufacturing Inc. Wayne 38 06-18-2010 The manufacturer of valves used in such industries as transportation, agriculture and construction plans to close its plant by the end of 2010. Changes in business, along with new technologies making one product line obsolete, resulted in the decision to close the facility.
    Exxon Mobil Chemical Co. Wayne 32 01-20-2010 Due to economic reasons, the company plans to lay off 32 employees by March 17, 2010.
    First Transit Inc. Ontario 76 10-22-2010 The Cincinnati-based bus transportation company is closing and laying off 76 workers as Ontario County has awarded another company the county's transit service contract. The company's contract runs through the end of the year, but the company cannot specify when it plans to close.
    Great Lakes Kraut Ontario 13 03-01-2010 Production at the plant has been slashed, operating with 13 fewer full-time employees than it did last year, having gone from 45 to 32 workers. The company no longer buys locally grown cabbage and has switched to growing more of its own cabbage.
    Mott's Inc. Wayne 300 05-24-2010 Approximately 300 Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union employees began a strike on 5/23/10, due to a negotiations impasse including a pay cut, elimination of the company's pension plan and a reduction in the company's 401(k) contributions. The plant, which makes applesauce, apple juice and Clamato, will continue running through the use of temporary workers and employees shifted from other company plants.
    PT Monroe 22 12-31-2010 The telecommunications equipment maker, formerly known as Performance Technologies, will eliminate 22 jobs, or 12 percent of its work force, to cut annual expenses.
    Pinnacle Food Group Monroe 205 02-26-2010 The frozen food distributor, formerly Birds Eye Foods, is closing its headquarters and merging with its facility in New Jersey between May 31 and December 31, 2010.

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