SUNY Poly Hosts Manufacturing Day Expo Showcasing Exciting Opportunities for the Mohawk Valley

SUNY Poly Hosts Manufacturing Day Expo Showcasing Exciting Opportunities for the Mohawk Valley

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More than 60 exhibitors to participate in celebration of manufacturing in NYS

Utica, NY – In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to growing New York State’s wide array of manufacturing industries, SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica will host an expo for Mohawk Valley manufacturers, businesses, educators, and students interested in manufacturing careers Friday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Wildcat Field House.

“As Governor Cuomo’s groundbreaking economic development strategy redefines New York State as the epicenter of high-tech business, it is critically important that students, educators, and jobseekers throughout the region can both understand and access the opportunities emerging before them,” said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, President and CEO of SUNY Poly. “SUNY Poly’s manufacturing expo provides a chance for everyone to learn about New York State’s exciting high tech manufacturing industry and will hopefully inspire attendees be a part of its continued future growth.”

“Manufacturing, especially nano-manufacturing, is alive and well in New York State and nowhere is that more evident than at SUNY Poly,” said Dr. Robert Geer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at SUNY Poly. “From Albany to Utica, Syracuse to Rochester and Buffalo there is a bright, new future unfolding right now, and tremendous opportunities for careers in exciting, high-tech fields.”

This free, community event in honor of National Manufacturing Day, shines a spotlight on New York State’s proud manufacturing past and exciting manufacturing future. More than 60 exhibitors will showcase their technology and products.

Last year, the Expo hosted 30 local manufacturers that provided interactive exhibits to more than 525 middle, high school, and college students. Over 300 Central New York business people learned about the many manufacturing career opportunities available in the Mohawk Valley region while realizing the incredible value manufacturing holds to our economy.

“This event is a celebration of the progress we have made to revitalize manufacturing in our region and to showcase the myriad of opportunities for our youth right here in our own backyard,” said Dr. William Durgin, SUNY Poly Provost. “We are delighted to once again have the honor of featuring the excellence of our manufacturing community.”

"This event has grown exponentially over the past four years. We have manufacturers from across the State showing off their products/technology, plus colleges and workforce development groups ready to help prepare our community for exciting employment opportunities,” said Kathleen Alcott, Continuing Professional Education Program Coordinator at SUNY Poly and Expo Organizer. “With over 66 exhibitors on deck Friday, there is plenty to see. We are thrilled to have students attending from 35 schools, and proud to be exposing them to exciting careers right here, in central New York!"

Those interested in learning more about dynamic products made in New York State, joining a new generation of innovators and producers or connecting with potential customers are encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by Indium Corporation, the event will include tours of the Quad-C Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNY Poly Utica and Mohawk Valley Community College’s FABLab and Mechatronics Lab.


SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit and