May 20 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing

Success Story: PVA Pivots to Manufacture Emergency Ventilators

Precision Valve & Automation (PVA) has been making conformal coating systems, fluid dispensing solutions and precision valve technology for nearly three decades. With a 135,000-square-foot facility in Cohoes, PVA’s products are used in the solar, semiconductor, defense, aerospace, automotive and medical device industries. The company was founded in 1992 by

May 19 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing, News

Press Release: Capital Region Manufacturing Re-Start Program

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2020 Media ContactJames SchlettDirector of Research and Communications518-265-7816    ALBANY, NEW YORK – To help local manufacturers prepare for the reopening of the regional economy, the Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing (CEN), in partnership with the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), is sponsoring the

April 17 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing, News

National Grid, CEG Help Cohoes-Based PVA Repurpose its Business to Manufacture Critical COVID-19 Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrick Stella, National Grid – 518-433-3838 James Schlett, CEG – 518-465-8975 Nicole Hahn, PVA – 518-522-2316 Economic development grants help NY companies retool operations, produce pandemic supplies COHOES, NY — As manufacturers around the world look for ways to make products that support the fight against

April 3 2020
COVID-19, Manufacturing, News

Face Shield Protection Production Collaboration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Tech Valley Center of Gravity: Cheryl Kennedy | (518) 244-3544     Center for Economic Growth: Michael Lobsinger | (518) 465-8975 x 238 Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Center for Economic Growth, Benét Laboratories, and Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency “facing up” to COVID-19 to produce up

March 27 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing

The 10 Things in the COVID-19 Stimulus Package that Capital Region Businesses Must Know

Congress passed a $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Many Capital Region businesses will need the funding and financial tools it provides to recover from the economic disruptions caused by COVID-19. The Center for Economic Growth is helping local businesses identify stimulus-related funding programs as well as

March 24 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing

The 25 COVID-19-Related Resources that Capital Region Employers & Workers Must View

There is a tremendous amount of information for businesses on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on operations. It can be overwhelming. That is why the Center for Economic Growth has compiled this list of 25 links we believe are important to both Capital Region employers

March 24 2020
COVID-19, General, Manufacturing

COVID-19 Products Needed for New York State: Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

New York State is looking for manufacturers that can help produce critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. The state is encouraging companies that have the proper equipment and personnel to begin manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products, such as masks. We would like to hear from you. If you

March 23 2020
COVID-19, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

Essential Manufacturers Continue Operating to Help Sustain New Yorkers and the Regional Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact James Schlett Director of Research and Communications ALBANY, NEW YORK – With New York State’s nonessential business shutdown taking effect last night, the Capital Region’s essential manufacturers are continuing to operate today to produce needed supplies related to the coronavirus pandemic. These essential manufacturers, which

November 15 2019

Success Story: Vara Corporation Launches with assistance from CEG and Fuzehub

Company Profile: Vara Safety is the Latham, New York-based manufacturer of a biometric-controlled gun holster called Reach. Reach uses strategically placed biometrics to properly secure the handgun, and still allow immediate release. Reach units are designed to be mounted in your home, office or vehicle and are made of high-strength

October 3 2019
Manufacturing, News

MFG Day 2019: Capital Region Manufacturers Have Much to Celebrate

When the Capital Region celebrates Manufacturing Day this Oct 4, it will do so with an expanding manufacturing sector. Over the past five years the sector has grown by 8.1 percent, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of data from the New York State Department of Labor.

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