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FINGER LAKES 
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 5, 2021
Contact: Michael Woloson
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board

Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board recognizes Finger Lakes Extrusion as
 “Finger Lakes Hires Business of the Week.”

Geneva, New York – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announces today that Finger Lakes Extrusion of Canandaigua, New York is “Finger Lakes Hires Business of the Week”. Finger Lakes Hires promotes businesses in need of workers by promoting their workforce culture and opportunities. “The Finger Lakes region offers excellent career opportunities for working families,” said Lynn Freid, FLWIB Director. “We’re pleased to share Finger Lakes Extrusion’s story this week.” Freid added.

Finger Lakes Extrusion History

Finger Lakes Extrusion was founded in 1998 when William Scott and Kingsley Beck bought the Nalgene Tubing Products business from Nalge Nunc International. Bill and King brought with them extensive experience in flexible plastic tubing extrusion and a dedication to quality products and service. They located Finger Lakes Extrusion in upstate New York in the heart of the scenic Finger Lakes Region. Almost two decades later, those ethics are still at the core of what Finger Lakes Extrusion stands for. To better meet customer needs, Finger Lakes Extrusion moved into a larger headquarters and manufacturing facility in 2011. Better material flow and closer proximity to major truck routes to help ensure the fastest possible service on orders.

Additionally, owning their building versus renting it has allowed them to make a larger positive impact on the environment. They believe that responsible business practices are crucial to the long-term success of their company, employees, business partners, and the community in which we operate.

Sustainable Activities, Awards and Acknowledgments

As a third-year recipient for the IAPD (International Association of Plastics Distribution) Environmental Award (Bronze in 2016 & 2017, Gold in 2018), Finger Lakes Extrusion was excited to announce the installment of a 556 kW solar array that will produce 80% of the company’s energy needs! Although they have made many significant changes since they have purchased their facility, this is by far the most exciting for the company. Electricity is their largest fixed cost, and this system will all but eliminate that cost. Not only is it exciting to minimize a production cost, but Finger Lakes Extrusion is proud to reduce their carbon footprint as well!

Focus on Quality

Finger Lakes Extrusion is a small family-owned company that cares about their employees. Their focus is on quality and customer satisfaction. They aim to maintain an enjoyable place to work while supplying customers with a high-quality product and superior customer service. Currently Finger Lakes Extrusion has openings for Extruder Operator positions.  Candidates should demonstrate above average mechanical knowledge along with attention to detail in a high paced work environment. Experience with plastics is desired. The ideal candidate will be a team player and have a positive attitude.  

“Finger Lakes Extrusion is a wonderful small business success story in Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes region. Manufacturing is a vital part of our local economy thanks to small manufacturers like Finger Lakes Extrusion that continue to lead the way in innovation. There is always a need for skilled manufacturing workers. I encourage job seekers to consider these valuable employment opportunities that provide career stability and growth,” said Senator Pam Helming.

Virtual Workshop: Training Options 7/15

Finger Lakes Works in partnership with Finger Lakes Community College and Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES present the virtual workshop:

Rescheduled for Thursday, July 15th, 2021    Time: 3:00pm

Where: This will be a Zoom meeting presentation.

To register log onto https://form.jotform.com/202184607580151

 Deadline for registration is July 13th, 2021

Once you register you will receive log–on directions.

WHAT: Finger Lakes Works offers funds for training eligible individuals in need of skill upgrades so they can compete in today’s workforce.  This workshop will provide attendees information on eligibility, course offerings, and the process for applying for training funds.

Presenters: Michael Woloson, Business Services Coordinator Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.

For assistance e-mail: mwoloson@fingerlakesworks.com

Participate at no cost!

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Finger Lakes Hires Have You Heard? Outlook for Machinists is Positive in the Finger Lakes!

I’ve been a machinist for over 40 years – as a machinist I was able to pay for my kids’ college and live in a comfortable home/life with my wife. – Bill Perfetti, ITT Goulds Pumps.

Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council Searching for Executive Director/CEO

     Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (GFLRPC) is seeking an Executive Director /CEO to provide leadership, oversight and direction for all operational functions of the Agency. This position reports to the GFL Executive Committee and 17 member full Regional Council which represents a 9 County region including the city of Rochester. The Director is responsible for providing assistance and professional recommendations on fiscal matters, ie. operating budgets, policy considerations, strategic/long range planning, local and regional economic development, community development initiatives and legislative issues and activities. 

      Grant applications and management /compliance with state and federal guidelines /mandates is an essential feature of the Director’s performance. In addition to maintaining federal certification for grants and program funding, the Director provides leadership and consultation to government agencies, the business community and private, non- profit organizations in the region.  

      Experience and skill in dealing with the media and the public at large to explain and enlighten same on complex issues and regional priorities (see attached full job posting). 

      The salary range is $90-110,000, annually depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time, exempt position. There is a full level of fringe benefits including health care, NYS Pension, 457 Deferred Compensation plan optional participation, generous leave credits and an open, friendly work environment with a commitment to ongoing professional development. The office is located in downtown Rochester and there is opportunity for remote work as needed. A staff of 5 + full time planners and related accounting /fiscal management contractors drive and support the daily agency function, strategic planning and future goal orientation of this 44+ year old organization.  

      GFLRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). 

Resumes with an appropriate cover letter will be accepted through 6/30/21, via the GFL RPC website.

Contact Information for questions / clarification:
Jay A Gsell, Interim CEO    
50 W Main St, Suite 8107
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-454-0190 x14
Email –   jgsell@gflrpc.org