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December 16, 2013

Imaging company to add 30-50 jobs at Canandaigua nano center

By: Jon Campbell

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

ALBANY — A high-tech imaging company will add between 30 and 50 jobs at the State University of New York’s nanocollege facility in Ontario County.

Dynamax Imaging will begin hiring immediately for the new jobs, which will be located at the Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center in Canandaigua, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is set to formally announce Tuesday.

“These are all new jobs,” said Paul Tolley, the nanocollege’s vice president of disruptive technologies and director of the Canandaigua facility. “These are 30 to 50 new, high-tech jobs -- engineering, tech level, advanced operation-level manufacturing jobs.”

Some of the jobs will be transferred from Dynamax’s operations in Asia, Tolley said. Salary information wasn’t immediately available Monday evening, but Tolley said the pay levels would be “competitive.”

Dynamax, which specializes in manufacturing image sensors, announced in March that it would install $3 million in equipment at the Canandaigua plant as part of a deal that brought its workforce from Cortland County to Ontario County.

The March deal brought the 140,000-square-foot facility to capacity.

In a statement Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s nanotechnology centers “continue to make our state a destination for jobs returning from overseas.”

“Dynamax’s decision to invest in Rochester is yet another testament to the quality of the region’s workforce and its emerging status as a top location for businesses seeking both highly skilled workers and a welcoming environment to grow,” Cuomo said.