1366 Technologies ready to ID potential supply chain partners
The Genesee County Economic Development Center and 1366 Technologies have developed an online intake form for local companies interested in pursuing potential supply chain/operational opportunities. The 1366 Technologies solar wafer manufacturing facility will be constructed in the town of Alabama and is scheduled to open in 2017.
“There is a tremendous amount of talent and skill in the Genesee County area. We’re excited to begin the process of identifying those companies across the region that will contribute to the success of our project and our operations in Alabama,” said Brian Eller, COO, 1366 Technologies.
“The exciting thing about economic development is not only the direct jobs created by companies like 1366 Technologies, but the indirect jobs that are created through supply chain opportunities,” said GCEDC President and CEO Steve Hyde.
informANALYTICS, an economic development software tool, calculated that approximately 1,600 indirect jobs will be created. The overall economic impact of the direct, indirect and induced jobs is expected to be in the range of $1.5 billion.
One of the ways in which 1366 Technologies will conduct outreach to the supply chain network is through the marketing and business networking assistance of Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) and Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), both of which played a key role in attracting the company.
“Because of the highly skilled and talented workforce in the Finger Lakes and Western New York regions, 1366 Technologies is not going to have any problems finding the right partners to make their operations in New York State a tremendous success,” said Mark S. Peterson, president and CEO of GRE.
“The launch of the 1366 Technologies intake form provides great opportunities for Western New York companies and their employees to capitalize on this exciting high tech industry,” said BNE President and CEO Thomas A. Kucharski. “It also reinforces the longer term value of our economic development efforts by reminding us that 1366 Technologies’ economic impact extends well beyond their initial investment and job creation. That benefit will continue to grow with the success of this great company in our region.”
This 1366 solar panel thing is a done deal huh? I'll be damned, I drove through there the other day on my way to Oakfield and every thing looked the same to me as it did last month.
Did I drive right past it ? How could I have missed it ?
people this is not good.... they are going to tear up the country living you now enjoy , they are going to be driving trucks up and down the only road that goes through your town. Your farmland and country living is going to be taken and replaced by parking lots and loading docks on giant buildings. they are going to try to become successful on OUR money. If this company is so promising then why would they leave Mass.? I have to believe there are steve hydes in Mass. too. I'll admit he makes a good salesman but come on if what he says is true, 1366 would have never left home.
oh yeah the fresh air and chirping birds of Alabama new York have been replaced with the fumes of diesel engines and bull dozers. ah yes the sweet smell of industrial progress in an old country town.... what's that? the governor is coming to town ? Alabama billion? you're kidding right? yes I kid, FOR SALE solar panel company, hurry before STAMP and other taxpayer subsidies expire.
oh god, I can't wait to come back and tell Stevie and his followers, I TOLD YOU SO ......
jobs.... money......jobs.... jobs...... jobs money....... follow me .....
ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mayor of the city of Alabama Mr. Stevie .....
David - Call this a hunch, but I'm getting a strong feeling that you are against this project.