April 11 2022
Manufacturing, News

Success Story: Centrotherm Launches Product in Canada amid Pandemic with CEG’s Support

OVERVIEW Centrotherm Eco Systems is a manufacturer of venting systems and accessories for heating professionals. Its main product is the InnoFlue Polypropylene Vent Systems. A subsidiary of German company Centrotec Sustainable A.G., Centrotherm came to Albany in 2008 and has been growing since then. Now with a 47,800-square-foot facility in Albany,

February 4 2022
General, Manufacturing

Supply Chain Resources: Find New Suppliers

With global supply chains still being taxed because of the pandemic and rising costs, consumers and manufacturers are seeking to identify new vendors and suppliers while also considering localization and reshoring or near-shoring of their supply chains. So where can they turn to find new suppliers? We’ve compiles a list

January 11 2022
Manufacturing, News

Success Story: Free Form Fibers Moves to Commercialization with CEG’s Guidance

Free Form Fibers’ laser chemical vapor deposition at its Saratoga Springs facility. Overview Free Form Fibers (FFF) is a Saratoga Springs small manufacturer that makes high value, inorganic, high purity ceramic fibers and materials through a laser-driven chemical vapor deposition (LCVD) process it has been developing for 15 years. Founded

January 10 2022
General, Manufacturing, Regional/County Profiles

Albany’s MFG Sector Ranks in Top 10 among Mid-Sized Metros for Productivity

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area’s manufacturing sector kept strongly producing during the pandemic in 2020, resulting in it having nineth-largest annual production growth among mid-sized metros nationwide. However, despite this sector’s strong performance, the Albany metro area last year sustained its first contraction in gross regional product (GRP) in more

December 8 2021
Manufacturing, News

Press Release: CEG-SCRI Survey: 44% NYS MFGs Eye Reshoring after Pandemic Supply Chain Disruptions

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2021  Media ContactJames SchlettDirector of Research and Communications518-465-8975 x221jamess@ceg.org    CEG Awards Nearly $50,000 in Reshoring and Supply Chain grants to 5 Capital Region MFGs   ALBANY, NEW YORK – Many New York manufacturers, especially those in Downstate regions, are bullish on reshoring their production

November 15 2021
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Albany’s MFG Sector Has 10th Strongest Net Job Creation among Mid-Sized Metros

Among mid-sized metros, the manufacturing sector of Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was the 10th strongest in the country for net job creation between 2015 and 2019 – and it was No. 1 in the Northeast, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new data from the

October 18 2021
Advanced Materials, Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Clean Technology, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, R&D, Software/Gaming/IT

Capital Region Industry Fliers – 2021

See CEG’s latest industry profiles below. These new promotional materials provide business leaders and talent with insights into the strength of the regional economy and why they should relocate or expand here. Select the link on each image to download the flyer. The following industry fliers are available for download:

October 15 2021
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Success Story: Blasch Precision Ceramics Skills up Staff with BGS Support

Background Blasch Precision Ceramics is a manufacturer of net shape ceramic products and refractory components for chemical processing, mining, heavy industrial processing, power generation and other applications. Its high-performing materials are used for the containment, control and refinement of molten metal. The 42-year-old company employs about 125 in Menands, New

September 15 2021
Manufacturing, Trade/Transportation

Albany Metro Exports Rebounded in 2020

Albany Metro Exports Rebounded in 2020 Global demand for computer and electronic products helped Capital Region exports rebound during the pandemic in 2020. Stronger demand from Asia, Africa and South America also helped offset small export declines to the major regional trade partners in North America and Europe, according to

September 13 2021

The Capital Region Has This Many More Craft Beverage Producers

COVID-19 did not damper the spirit of the Capital Region’s craft beverage industry, which over the past two years has seen a 47.7 percent increase in active licenses for manufacturers, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of New York State Liquor Authority data. As of August, the

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