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MCC to Update Curriculum to Emphasize Jobs of the Future, Post COVID
July 1st, 2020

Monroe Community College is boosting their curriculum to help educate students on the jobs of the future – including those at Optimax! The Workforce Development Center will be opening to teach courses on the jobs that are in demand now and are expected to continue to be in demand in the f ....

The Canandaigua National Corporation Board of Directors appoints Optimax CEO Rick Plympton as Director
June 19th, 2020

“Rick’s diverse and wide-ranging experiences will offer meaningful contributions to our Board,” said CNB President and CEO Frank H. Hamlin,

Noah Mueller wins 3rd Place in JFF’s “Why I Apprentice” Competition
June 11th, 2020

Noah Mueller, a youth apprentice at Optimax Precision Optics Manufacturing, recently won 3rd place in the 2020 “Why I Apprentice” national youth apprenticeship video competition from

EPIC’s Online Technology Meeting on Freeform Optics for AR/VR
April 30th, 2020

The market for AR devices is expected to reach over $100 billion in the next few years, but there are challenges these devices need to overcome. Freeforms offer an opportunity to address these challenges.

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Photonics Media featured Optimax’s COVID-19 Response
April 29th, 2020

Learn more about our response and the procedures we have set in place to fight this pandemic.  We are continuously looking at ways on how we can keep our workforce and community safe during this pandemic. We stand behind the philosophy that we are all in this together, whether it is COVID-19 or ....

Optimax Sponsoring the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s exhibit The Changemakers
April 22nd, 2020

Optimax 7x D&C Top Workplaces Winner
April 2nd, 2020

Optimax CEO featured on Town of Penfield’s television show Advocating for Rochester’s Arts and Culture
April 2nd, 2020

Emerging laser applications—New demands on optics
March 31st, 2020

Have you read the latest Laser Focus World article, "Emerging laser applications—New demands on optics" featuring Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Director of Technology & Strategy at Optimax

Optimax is an Essential Business – Operations Remain Open
March 25th, 2020

Due to the critical role we play in Defense, Medical, and Semiconductor supply chains, Optimax is an essential business and we are fully operational. As we continue to monitor and react to the situation, the health and well-being of our employees, customers, vendors, and community members remai ....

Business Leadership in the Age of Aquarius
March 12th, 2020

In the manufacturing workforce today, most employees are trained or educated to perform complex tasks and/or problem-solving. Some of the best improvements are developed by technicians and engineers on the production floor. That’s why there is a case to be made to create profit sharing to rewar ....

Optics & Photonics Technician Shortage
March 2nd, 2020

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics,  is partnering with the photonics industry and local academia to solve the optics & photonics technician shortage

Optimax receives grant for Workforce Development
February 27th, 2020

New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in town on Monday, February 24th, to celebrate the funding and announce multiple grant award winners from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Workforce Development Initiative

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MIT Sloan School of Management is using Optimax as a case study
January 12th, 2020

MIT created a case study on Optimax Systems, Inc.'s innovative management philosophy built on three key pillars; and a discussion on the ways participants can bring their ideas to fruition around the creation of a new social contract. Learn more below. 

A Lens on New Technology in Manufacturing: Optimax
November 25th, 2019

For some manufacturing workers, AI-based technologies are a greater benefit than a threat, and the bigger issue is managing constant change in the work environments and responsibilities. Learn More

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