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Nova Bus wins 5-year contract with Rochester, NY

On April 26, 2018, Nova Bus, Volvo Group’s North American bus division, announced it has been awarded a five year contract to supply replacement public transit buses for use in Monroe County, NY by Regional Transit Service (RTS). The contract calls for an initial base order of up to 15 diesel fueled, 40-foot buses with […]

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Local Success Stories, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

Bombardier contracts spur new hires

Bombardier’s Plattsburgh plant will create 100 new jobs as it ramps up production for orders from San Francisco, New York City, Montreal and Toronto.

It has already delivered 20 rail cars to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District; those cars are now carrying passengers.

In all, the Plattsburgh plant will supply a total of 775 new rail cars for […]

By |January 24th, 2018|Categories: Regional News, Transportation Cluster, Workforce Development|0 Comments

Ground transport subcontractor expands in Plattsburgh

B3CG Interconnect Expands Assembly Plant
Canada-based B3CG Interconnect opened its new assembly plant in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York.

B3CG is a manufacturer of motor vehicle cable harnesses, headquartered in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. The company provides subcontracting solutions for ground transport, medical equipment, industrial systems and power generation industries. They also leverage expertise in connectivity and power batteries to […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: Local Success Stories, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

New York named one of the top 10 states for aerospace manufacturing

2017 Analysis of Favorable States for Aerospace Manufacturing
The long-term forecast for the aerospace and defense industry looks bright, with the industry having reported a notable increase in both revenues and profits for 2016. Air passenger travel is exceeding expectations and there is demand for increases in aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing. As aerospace companies continue […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Awards & Accolades, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

Business opportunities as vast as the North Country landscape

Here, at the door to the U.S. market, cross-border commerce and growth opportunities are wide open
Join a growing number of successful companies that have discovered how doing business in the North Country opens the door to the North American market. The North Country Region is a prime gateway to Canada, uniquely suited to companies seeking […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: Local Success Stories, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute grads fly high

August 19, 2017

Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute can provide the skills, training and certification that local businesses value.

That was one of the messages as CV-TEC hosted an open house at its satellite campus, which is home to the Federal Aviation Administration-certified Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant school.

WELCOME QUALITIES
 CV-TEC Satellite Campus Principal James McCartney said they wanted to […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: Local Success Stories, Other News, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

4 Million Millennials in NYS workforce

New faces are bringing a breath of fresh air to Upstate NY
A transformation is occurring in New York State. With more than 4 million millennials in the state’s workforce, new faces and perspectives are bringing a breath of fresh air to places like Buffalo, Plattsburgh, Syracuse and a variety of other cities and towns along […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Regional News, Transportation Cluster, Workforce Development|0 Comments

Director named for local transportation cluster

 

Danielle Johnson has been named first director of the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment.

The center was formed in 2015 to support the growing cluster of transportation equipment and aerospace companies across the seven-county North Country region. It presently includes more than 30 companies with more than 8,100 employees.

Johnson will lead efforts to […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

NY Assembly Speaker Tours North Country Transportation Manufacturers

New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was in the North Country today, touring transportation manufacturing plants that supply subway and bus cars to New York City.

The Assembly Speaker first stopped in Ticonderoga for a brief foray into imagined future transportation as he toured an original Star Trek set. The Trekkie then traveled to Plattsburgh, […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Categories: Other News, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments

Rural Business Development grant supports local transportation cluster

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has received a $74,000 grant to continue development of the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans). The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development grant will enhance the center’s efforts as a cluster organization supporting the North Country’s 34 Transportation Equipment and Aerospace companies.

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By |July 29th, 2017|Categories: Awards & Accolades, Other News, Regional News, Transportation Cluster|0 Comments