GE reverses decision about layoffs at MDS facility in Rochester

Dec 27, 2017
Originally published on December 26, 2017 9:18 pm

General Electric has reversed an earlier decision to move around 90 manufacturing jobs out of Rochester.

Back in August, GE had said that it was closing a manufacturing operation on Science Parkway as part of an effort to provide its customers with more competitive, efficient products and services.

The work, which involves the assembly of electronic boards,  was going to be transferred to a facility in China.

But on Tuesday, GE announced it was going to keep the manufacturing work here.

The company released this statement to WXXI News:

Over the last several months, GE Power has undergone an exhaustive review of our operations across the business to identify how to best meet the needs of our customers. As part of that review, we have determined that, at this time, we are best able to serve our customers by keeping manufacturing and assembly operations for our Industrial Communications Product line in Rochester.”

The location where the work is done has been operating since 1985 as Microwave Data Systems. GE acquired that business in 2007.