McDonald's says it will start using paper straws instead of plastic at all its locations across the United Kingdom and Ireland. And it plans to test sustainable alternatives to plastic straws in some restaurants in the U.S. and elsewhere around the globe later this year.

Sydor Technologies will soon call Fairport home

Jun 15, 2018

Sydor Technologies is preparing a move to Fairport.

The technology company, which specializes in optics, is currently located near the airport. CEO Michael Pavia says they recently received tax credits and grants to expand business.

As a result, the company is moving into a 41,000-square-foot facility where it can manufacture products and research and develop new ones. Pavia says their current building is just 16,000 square feet.

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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors over what she calls "extensive and persistent violations of federal law," her office announced Thursday.

The directors of the foundation named in the suit are President Trump and three of his children: Donald J. Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.

Eastman Kodak has announced a new president for its Consumer and Film Division.

Eric-Yves Mahe will take that role effective immediately. He will also continue in his role as president of the Software and Solutions Division.

Mahe will replace John O’Grady, who was named President of the Print Systems division earlier this year.

Members of a U.S. Consumer Advisory Board say they plan to fight a recent decision that led to all of them being fired.

Genesee celebrates 'new' brewery

Jun 7, 2018

The Genesee Brewing Company marked its 140th year in business by celebrating the grand opening of its new brewery on St. Paul Street.

Officials from North American Breweries and its parent company, FIFCO, welcomed Genesee employees and local and state officials to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new $48.5 million Brewhouse and Cold Block.

FIFCO CEO Ramon Mendiola says this is a landmark project for the brewery that will secure the future of this business for years to come.

One of this area’s largest advertising agencies is moving. But officials at Partners + Napier say they want to stay in the downtown area, so they aren’t going too far.

The agency has been in the High Falls area for a couple of decades, and now they will be moving to The Metropolitan, which used to be called Chase Tower.

Courtney Cotrupe is the president of Partners + Napier. She says occupying two floors of The Metropolitan will provide a more efficient space for their people to collaborate. Cotrupe also says the Center City has a lot of energy.

Fujifilm Holdings says the company may consider giving up its proposed $6.1 billion merger with Xerox if there is no progress on talks with the company within the next several months.

Wells Fargo is laying off more than two dozen people at its operation in Pittsford.

The company says that Wells Fargo Home Mortgage  is cutting 28 people in its Retail Fulfillment Unit.

A spokesman says that after “carefully evaluating market conditions and consumer needs, we are reducing 28 team members to better align with current volumes. We are committed to retaining as many team members as we can, and where possible we are working to identify opportunities within Wells Fargo.”

Plans for getting an IKEA store in the Rochester area may be a little dimmer. It involves the company’s growth strategy.

The iconic furniture brand has been much sought after by a number of communities, and hopes were raised earlier this year in Henrietta with word that the Swedish company was possibly considering a location near Marketplace Mall.

Town Supervisor Steve Schultz says back in February, it was his understanding that IKEA was moving on to the next step in looking at Henrietta for a potential location.


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