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Finger Lakes Region, 2004

Business Expansions

Company Comments # Jobs County Article Date
Acro Industries Inc. The company will expand its Rochester operations and add 55 jobs over the next three years. 55 Monroe 5/13/2004
Advent Tool and Mold Inc.   25 Monroe 1/19/2004
American Coradius Inc. The debt collection service will create 125 jobs over three years. 125 Wyoming 4/2/2004
American Fiber Systems The company will expand employment by 31 people, bringing total employment to 65. 31 Monroe 4/30/2004
Australian Cancer Technology Opened US headquarters in Pittsford. Twenty workers by end of year. 20(Est.) Monroe 3/5/2004
Batavia Downs Race Track The race track will reopen and install video lottery terminals to cover the track's debt and operating costs. The track employed about 120 full- and part-time employees. 120(Est.) Genesee 8/27/2004
Buckmans Car Wash Three new locations have been added -- Gates, Spencerport and Penfield. 20 Monroe 10/13/2004
Cannon Industries Inc. The sheet-metal manufacturer plans to hire 25 people within three years. 25 Monroe 10/29/2004
Century Mold Co. Inc. The company expects to add 50 employees over the next three years. 50 Monroe 12/24/2004
Century Mold Co. Inc.   50 Monroe 11/18/2004
Clarity Customer Management Inc. The customer contact center and marketing responses services company plans to hire 65 workers over the next three years. 65 Monroe 10/29/2004
Constellation Brands Inc. The Canadaigua plant has added 60 workers at its Arbor Mist production lines, bringing total employment to 220 people. 60 Ontario 5/21/2004
CooperVision Inc. The lens-manufacturing unit will add "a couple hundred jobs" within the next two years with the acquisition of Ocular Sciences Inc., making Cooper the world's third largest maker of contact lenses. The company currently employs 1,100 people in the Rochester area. 200 Monroe 7/29/2004
Delphi Corp. The automotive parts manufacturer's upgrade project would retain 283 jobs and create 157 new jobs. 157 Monroe 6/25/2004
Diamond Contract Manufacturing   20 Monroe 1/14/2004
D'Lisi Food Systems The company plans to add 200 jobs this year. 200 Monroe 1/29/2004
Dundee Packing Company Company officials expect to produce 45 new jobs in three years. 45 Yates 4/4/2004
Eastman Kodak Co. The company plans a new factory that will produce supplies for turning digital images into high-quality photographic prints. Once open in mid-2006, the company expects to fill the 50 jobs with existing personnel. 50 Monroe 12/21/2004
E-chx The payroll services provider is eligible for a capital grant and will hire an additional 31 employees. 31 Monroe 8/19/2004
E-chx Inc. This company is a payroll processor located in Brighton. 140 Monroe 1/21/2004
Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc. The Wisconsin-based construction firm plans to move to a Rochester office during the first week of February. They expect to hire 40-60 local workers for a downtown Rochester bridge project. 40 Monroe 1/21/2004
e-LocalLink The company plans to hire between 50 and 100 employees in the next eight months. 75 Monroe 4/6/2004
Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack The track has hired about 240 new employees, bringing its total employment to close to 300 full-time and 500 part-time workers. 240 Ontario 2/17/2004
Flour City Brewing Inc. They plan to employ between 75 and 100 full- and part-time workers. 75 Monroe 3/5/2004
FM Resources The office products business will merge with Merkel Donohue. The company will employ 70 and could add 35 employees in the next five years. 35(Est.) Monroe 8/5/2004
Gates Albert Inc.   12 Monroe 3/5/2004
Home Depot 100-120 full- and part-time positions. Construction is to start in June and the store will open in 2003. The grand opening of this store was in January 2004 and they employ between 100-120 people. (Updated 1/29/04) 100(Est.) Genesee 1/10/2004
Impact Technologies The company is a high-tech engineering, consulting, and health management company that employs 28 people. 95 Monroe 1/21/2004
Klein Steel Service Inc. The company estimates it will double its current workforce of 71 workers within three years. 71 Monroe 10/27/2004
Kohl's Department Stores Kohl's is ready to hire for area stores opening in October in Greece, Henrietta and Webster. 450 Monroe 8/4/2004
Kohl's Department Stores Kohl's is ready to hire for area stores opening in October in Greece, Henrietta and Webster. 450 Monroe 8/4/2004
LiDestri Foods Inc. The company has broken ground on an expansion that is expected to be completed by mid-2005 and will add 38 workers to its 338-person workforce over the next three years. 38 Monroe 8/18/2004
Mercantile Solutions The full-service collection agency plans to add 100 employees within the next 12 to 18 months. 100 Monroe 10/29/2004
Microwave Data Systems By year's end, the company expects to hire 25 people in manufacturing, administration and research, adding to its Rochester employment base of about 250. 25 Monroe 9/22/2004
Millennium Machining The Michigan company will buy the assets of Hauser Corp. and plans to add 145 positions to the 60-employee Macedon plant. 145 Wayne 10/20/2004
Nalge Nunc International Inc. The company expects to add 150 employees with its acquisition of Pactech, a local packaging firm. 150 Monroe 3/26/2004
Paychex Inc. The payroll company plans to boost the company's sales force to more vigorously sell its products. 100 Monroe 7/9/2004
Pioneer Credit Recovery The loan collection company plans to open a third location in the area, in Batavia. The company already employs 850 at two locations in Perry and Arcade, Wyoming County. 450 Genesee 9/17/2004
State Farm Insurance The insurer has a two-year plan to consolidate operations from Buffalo and Syracuse to Brighton. They are hiring claims representatives and processors over the next six months, adding to its current area claims workforce of about 70. 50 Monroe 2/6/2004
Sutherland Global Services The company is shutting down its San Diego location and is moving 100 positions to the Rochester area. 100 Monroe 10/15/2004
University of Rochester The U of R will buy a research facility, the former Wyeth Lederle Vaccines laboratory, and establish an expanded center for the study of cardiovascular disease. About 120 scientists and technicians from the UR medical center will move to the Henrietta facility. The university's goal is to double the number of researchers at the center within five years. 240(Est.) Monroe 8/26/2004
Verizon Wireless The company plans to hire 200 full-time workers by the end of March. 200 Monroe 10/7/2004
Verizon Wireless The company plans to hire an estimated 100 people -- customer service specialists and managers - by the end of March. 100 Monroe 1/7/2004
Verizon Wireless Inc. The 100 positions plan to be added this quarter. The jobs are in addition to 185 positions the company added in the fourth quarter 2003. The call center employs nearly 600 people. 100 Monroe 1/9/2004
Washington Mutual The bank is looking to hire several hundred telephone bankers at its inbound banking call center. 200 Orleans 1/9/2004
Zotos International The manufacturer and distibutor of hair care products will renovate and upgrade its facility and will add about 40 jobs over the next three years. 40 Ontario 12/28/2004

Business Contractions

Company Comments # Jobs County Article Date
A.B. Dick Company   91 Monroe 8/20/2004
Alstom Signaling The 130 workers are represented by the International Union of Electrical Workers/Communications Workers of America Local 323. The union says the workers are locked out and the company says the workers are on strike. Salaried workers and supervisors are still working at the plant. 130 Monroe 5/28/2004
Alstom Signaling Inc. The company has shut down its plant for four weeks and workers will not be paid during the shutdown. 115 Monroe 4/7/2004
Batavia Downs Race Track The track's owner, Western Regional Off-Track Betting, decided to close for the entire 2004 season, scheduled to begin in August. 120 Genesee 5/28/2004
Bosdyk's Restaurant and Lounge The restaurant is closing. 70 Monroe 9/8/2004
Case-Hoyt The commercial printing company will close by early April. 290 Monroe 1/30/2004
Charter One Bank The bank is being acquired by Citizens Financial Group Inc. and its Auto Finance Group will be closed to eliminate duplication within the merged organization. 400 Monroe 8/20/2004
Danka Office Imaging Co.   85 Monroe 2/5/2004
Eastman Kodak Co. The company will eliminate 12,000 to 15,000 jobs worldwide over the next three years because of the accelerating declines in film sales and a need to be more aggressive in digital imaging. Approximately 5,000 layoffs are projected for the FL Region. This annoucement combined with the 3,500 cuts in April 2003 means total employment for the firm by the end of 2006 is projected at around 12,000 -- from 20,600 today.   Monroe 1/22/2004
Fleet National Bank The 200 positions will be moved to Dallas because of the Boston-based bank's acquisition by Bank of America Corp. The move is expected to be made sometime next summer. 200 Monroe 9/10/2004
General Motors Acceptance Corp. The company is closing its field service office. The work will be consolidated into the company's Pittsburgh office. 51 Monroe 8/24/2004
Global Crossing The company will cut 115 from its operations in the Rochester area in stages over the next five months. 115 Monroe 10/12/2004
Harris Interactive Inc. The company will close its Rochester telephone research call center by the end of June, affecting about 12 full-time and 150 part-time workers. 162 Monroe 2/3/2004
Kidspeace This residential facility for disturbed children is closing. 400 Seneca 10/5/2004
Kitchen Etc. The home merchandise store is closing within 90 days. 25 Monroe 7/15/2004
Lauers Furniture The furniture retailer is closing. 20 Monroe 9/17/2004
Pactiv Corp. The company plans to eliminate 50 to 55 jobs from its technical center and manufacturing plant and relocate between 25 and 30 engineering jobs. 85 Ontario 4/2/2004
Pitney Bowes Management Services Plant closing -- WARN Notice filed. 60 Monroe 12/22/2004
Roehlen Engraving   70 Monroe 4/8/2004
Rood Trucking Co. About 30 Rochester area drivers have gone on strike, refusing to drive for the Ohio firm that hauls U.S. mail in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. 30 Monroe 11/6/2004
Seneca Foods Corp. The company is stopping production at its food processing plant in Marion (Wayne County)and transferring most of its employees to an expanded facility in Geneva (Ontario County)and laying off about 20 workers. 20 Wayne 10/10/2004
Tyco Plastics and Adhesives The company is closing both its Macedon (Wayne County) plant, affecting 173 employees, and its Webster (Monroe County) warehouse, affecting 23 employees, in July. 196 Wayne 2/6/2004
Ultralife Batteries Inc.   126 Wayne 10/6/2004
Ultralife Batteries Inc. If military sales do not increase, the company may lay off 250 workers. 250 Wayne 9/28/2004
Upstate Litho Inc.   50 Monroe 4/16/2004
USF Red Star Inc. The company blamed the shutdown on a strike initiated by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 118. 35 Monroe 5/26/2004

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