Her sofrito is better, and it’s nothing personal

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Different Definitions of Success file comes Vivian Jarrett, who boasts a dynamite product and a lock-down strategy to keep it quiet. She also has a compelling backstory and a noble mission involving centuries of tradition, all of which ties neatly into Jarrett’s master plan to keep her sofrito from the masses. For now. As an entrepreneur, Jarrett is a cultural phenomenon of sorts, heavy on the culture, more interested…

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Take a deep breath, Oxxy/Gen is on the way

By GREGORY ZELLER // Better late than never, Soteria Technologies still plans to be there when it’s needed most. Specifically: when a fire or other emergency situation makes air unbreathable, and a “personal escape respirator” is required. About a year after securing a $200,000 angel investment, Lindenhurst-based Soteria Technologies is finally ready to commence production of its first 1,000 Oxxy/Gen units – just as soon as it completes a 30-day, $85,000 Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which…

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On the attack, CPI Aero lands the Viper

Longtime Long Island defense contractor CPI Aerostructures has landed a sizeable deal to work on an advanced military attack helicopter. The Edgewood-based manufacturer said this week it has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from Bell Helicopter, a Texas-based subsidiary of Rhode Island-based Textron Inc. that’s responsible for the AH-1Z Viper. CPI Aero will manufacture engine-cowl assemblies and support assemblies for the gunship, under an open-ended contract that runs through December 2020. The IDIQ contract…

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