GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCES “MADE IN AMERICA MANUFACTURING ACT” TO BOLSTER HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING IN NEW YORK

Sen Gillibrand at RPO

Sen Gillibrand at RPO





February 11, 2013

Rochester, New York, February 11, 2013 – Rochester Precision Optics, a Henrietta, NY manufacturing company, provides world-class precision optical manufacturing services for healthcare, medical, transportation, security, and defense applications .

Rochester Precision Optics was pleased to host U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she announced that the first piece of legislation she introduced in the 113th Congress is a federal funding competition that encourages states and regional public-private partnerships to design and implement comprehensive strategies that spur growth for local manufacturing industries, particularly in the thriving fields of clean-tech and high-tech manufacturing, and that train workers with the skills that businesses need.

Precision aspheres
Precision aspheres

Edward Patton, Director of Business Development at RPO states “The Rochester area is well known throughout the world as an optics and photonics technology center. We are home to more than 50 leading businesses focused on optics and imaging. The focus of "Made in America Act" will provide much needed support ensuring our regions workforce training programs continue, accelerating job creation and giving recognition to the real jewel of technology located here in the Rochester area.”

About Rochester Precision Optics
Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) was formed in 2005 when it acquired the manufacturing technology, intellectual property and assets from Kodak Optical Imaging Systems. Starting production in 2006 and building on its core technology of precision molded glass aspheres, RPO has grown from 27 employees to over 185 today. Located in four ultra-modern facilities and incorporating more than 110,000 square feet, RPO manufactures glass, plastic, crystal and infrared optics which provides the optics community a one stop option to solve complex problems from design to full rate production. RPO leads the market in the manufacture of aspheric components and aspheric optical systems using vertically integrated manufacturing, covering all aspects of lens manufacturing, and starting with many self-supporting functions in-house. These unique capabilities help reduce lead times and lower costs.
For more information, please go to: www.rpoptics.com

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