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Manufacturing News

  • Xerox Corp. tops expectations for second-quarter profit
    Shares of Xerox Corp. were up more than 3 percent Friday after the company reported its second-quarter financial results before the market opened. Shares of Xerox were trading midday at $13.26, up from Thursday’s close of $12.72.
  • Constellation CEO's compensation jumps to $10.4 million in 2014
    Total compensation for Robert Sands, president and CEO of Constellation Brands Inc., jumped some 30 percent to $10.4 million in 2014, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows. The company reported Sands’ total compensation rose from $8 million in 2013.
  • Graham wins $8 million worth of orders
    Graham Corp. has won three refinery orders for projects valued at some $8 million, the Batavia, Genesee County, firm said Tuesday.
  • Xerox shares rise after Q1 beats earnings expectations
    Xerox Corp. on Tuesday morning reported a drop in first-quarter profit and sales Tuesday, due, in part, to higher than expected investments in its government health care business. But it still beat Street expectations for earnings.
  • Perez's total compensation in 2013 increased to $7.45 million
    Former Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Antonio Perez received total compensation of $7.45 million in 2013, a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows.
  • Kodak plans to seek buyer for Eastman Business Park
    Eastman Kodak Co. Tuesday said it wants to find a buyer for Eastman Business Park, a 1,200-acre complex that ranks among the nation's largest industrial and technology parks.
  • Revenue, gross profit rise at Carestream Health
    Carestream Health Inc. revenues rose some 1 percent in 2013 to $2.43 billion. The company ranked fifth on the Rochester Business Journal’s most recent list of manufacturers with 1,250 employees.
  • State commits $3 million for center at Eastman Business Park
    The state will commit $3 million to the Eastman Business Park Bioscience Manufacturing Center slated to begin construction later this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
  • Xerox hits expectations for Q4
    Shares of Xerox Corp. stock were down roughly 1 percent Friday after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings that were in line with expectations. Shares of Xerox (NYSE: XRX) were trading midday at $11.64, down from Thursday’s close of $11.76.
  • IEC executive VP resigns
    One of IEC Electronics Corp.’s top executives has resigned, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission states.
  • EnPro awaits ruling by judge
    EnPro Industries Inc. expects to find out late Friday afternoon the value of current and future mesothelioma claims in an asbestos liability trial against Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC.
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  • Klein Steel names new president
    Klein Steel Service Inc. has a new president. Todd Zyra replaces retired Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who has been named president and CEO of Buffalo Armory LLC, a Buffalo-based company co-owned by Batiste and Klein Steel chairman and CEO Joseph Klein.
  • Sweetwater Energy inks deal with Pacific Ethanol for $100M
    Sweetwater Energy Inc. has landed its fourth multimillion contract to supply a California firm with industrial sugars for the production of cellulosic ethanol. The 15-year deal is estimated to be worth roughly $100 million.
  • Worthington Cylinders to close Medina plant
    Worthington Cylinders, a Worthington Industries Inc. company, said Thursday it would close its plant in Medina, Orleans County, and move the operations to a plant in Wisconsin.
  • Xerox inks deal to combat cigarette smuggling in Kentucky
    Xerox Corp. has signed a five-year deal to help the Kentucky Department of Revenue revamp its tobacco excise tax collections.
  • Xerox to cut some finance jobs here
    Xerox Corp. is cutting some of its local finance positions in a companywide effort to reduce costs.
  • Defense officials to visit Eastman Business Park, RIT
    Two officials from U.S. Department of Defense’s procurement division will tour the Eastman Business Park and two Rochester Institute of Technology manufacturing facilities Monday with Rep. Louise Slaughter, officials said Friday.
  • Conditions weaken for New York manufacturers
    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey for November indicates conditions have weakened somewhat for New York manufacturers.
  • Kodak reports first post-bankruptcy quarterly results
    Eastman Kodak Co. late Tuesday afternoon filed its first quarterly financial results since emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sept. 3. Excluding reorganization items and discontinued operations, the company posted a net loss for the third quarter of $155 million, down from a net loss of $312 million a year ago.
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