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FLWIB Press 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.

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