Monthly Archives: December 2014

December Business of the Month is…

Advanced Atomization Technologies, LLC 

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that Advanced Atomization Technologies, LLC is the December “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

Back row, left to right: Dave Overholt, General Manager, Jeremy Gerevics, Leadership Black Belt Mfg. Tech Front row left to right: Blair Bacher, Human Resource Team Leader, Eric Neyts, Operations Leader, Brooke Rourke, Human Resource Specialist.

Back row, left to right: Dave Overholt, General Manager, Jeremy Gerevics, Leadership Black Belt Mfg. Tech Front row left to right: Blair Bacher, Human Resource Team Leader, Eric Neyts, Operations Leader, Brooke Rourke, Human Resource Specialist.

Advanced Atomization Technologies, LLC, (AA TECH) located in Clyde, NY is an aircraft engine parts manufacturer.  A joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation formed in 2012, AA Tech employs approximately 350 skilled assemblers, technicians, engineers, and other professionals in the production of advanced fuel nozzles and related products for GE Aviation.  In October the company announced plans to expand and update its manufacturing facility and office building to accommodate an increased demand for work with plans to hire 80-100 additional team members over the next five years.

Throughout this process AA Tech has been working with Finger Lakes Works to assist with recruiting efforts by posting its openings with the Finger Lakes Works Job bank.  Human Resource Specialist Brooke Rourke has recently joined Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (FAME) and is active on the Pipeline committee.  AA Tech has also participated on Employer Panel Presentations providing important information to high school counselors and teachers regarding the career opportunities that exist in advanced manufacturing.

“The FLWIB is excited to partner with AA Tech as they expand their facilities in Clyde and continue to develop their advanced manufacturing workforce.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB.

Spotlight On…

The Young Family

Young Family FLWWTH

Every year the men of the Young family volunteer to help out at the Finger Lakes Works…with their hands! career exploration event for area high school youth and this year was no exception! With veteran Heavy Equipment Coordinator, Brian Young (Director, Ontario County Workforce Development) called out of town for business, Brian’s family members grabbed their hardhats and jumped in to keep things running smoothly for the 600+ high schoolers in attendance that day.

Coordinating the 29 pieces of heavy equipment and multiple outdoor exhibits was Brian’s nephew, Tim Young, with assistance from Brian’s son, Grant Young, brothers Paul and Kevin Young, and Brian’s father, Jerry Young!( as seen in photo)

Thanks to the Young family for being an important part of the volunteer team for Finger Lakes Works…with their hands! We appreciate their hard work and dedication in introducing skilled trades careers to Finger Lakes youth.