Week in Review: January 30, 2023-February 3, 2023
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“NSH USA Corp. has hired Jackson Demolition Services to tear down an old welding shop on Broadway in Menands next month as the century-old manufacturer prepares to expand its factory amid growing demand for equipment used to make parts for the rail, aerospace and defense industries.
Within the next two months, NSH will start interviewing building contractors interested in replacing the welding shop with a 25,000- to 30,000-square-foot building that will serve as a factory and showroom for products that allow customers to make everything from train axles and wheels to components for jet engines and landing gear.”
“The Gene Haas Foundation recently awarded the local Employment Training for Adults (ETA) Machine Tool Technology program a grant to assist with student tuition and program needs.
ETA is affiliated with the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES. The grant will help people enroll in the Machine Tool Technology program and prepare themselves for a successful career.
“Real estate developer Richbell Capital LLC on Monday outlined its vision for the Tobin’s First Prize site, a decrepit former slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant that was demolished to make way for a large, long-planned redevelopment near Exit 5 of Interstate 90.
The only artifact left standing is a tall smokestack that will be leveled in the coming months.”
“The follow up to MyForest Foods’ vegan bacon will be a mushroom-based alternate to beef jerky, the company announced Tuesday.
Like the bacon product, called MyBacon, it will be made from the the rootlike structures of mushrooms, known as mycelium. The new product will be called MyJerky.”
“When Rushdown Studios was founded in 2021, it was entirely remote. And studio director Kirk Becker anticipated it would be that way for a while.
The video game studio employs 20 people in New York state and elsewhere. Rushdown does business through contracts with larger game companies that are often located outside of New York, meaning that a component of the business would always be remote.”
“Polyset Co. cranked out $1.9 million in orders in four separate months last year.
The Stillwater chemical and adhesive manufacturer did not have the equipment or the space to go any faster.”
“Tracy Slocum has seen sales soar and invested in new equipment at her Latham business Pretty Rugged since appearing on the TV show “Shark Tank” three months ago.
“We finished the year strong, and started the year strong,” said Slocum, CEO and founder of the company, which makes faux-fur blankets, scarves and other products that are waterproof.”
“Era-defining events, as if colliding, have coalesced to ignite a semiconductor revolution in the United States.
Amid China’s renewed claims to Taiwan (the world’s most prolific source of microchips), supply chain chaos unleashed by a pandemic and the historic new investment of the U.S. government in semiconductor manufacturing, chipmaking has come to America. The recent flurry of billion-dollar semiconductor investments in several U.S. states is widely viewed as the leading edge of a powerhouse industry — a strategic supplier of countless, crucial other sectors — that relies on a unique combination of brawn and brains. Brains, especially.”