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ArtCraft Optical wins $22.5 million Defense Department contract

Rochester Business Journal
June 18, 2014

ArtCraft Optical Co. Inc. has been awarded a contract worth up to $22.5 million from the Department of Defense, state officials announced Wednesday.

Under the contact, ArtCraft Optical will produce special aviation flight frames for the U.S. Air Force. The frames will be made at the company’s Henrietta manufacturing facility, a release from U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s office said. 

The contract is based on U.S. military needs and will last for one year, with four option years for extension, Schumer’s office reported.

Founded in 1918, ArtCraft Optical employs roughly 50 local workers. The firm has been the sole supplier of aviation flight frames since 1991.

"This is extremely welcome news for our entire workforce,” Christopher Eagle, ArtCraft Optical’s vice president, said in a statement. “This contract gives us the production base upon which we can grow our USA-made collection of industrial eyewear to even non-government customers, as well as to expand our workforce into our 100-(year) anniversary.”

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