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With big sale looming, Park Electrochemical shines

  PARK ELECTROCHEMICAL CORP. Headquarters: Melville Industry: Composites manufacturing NYSE: PKE Reporting Date: June 22, 2018 Reporting Quarter: 1Q FY2019 Quarter Ended: May 27, 2018 Numbers: Reported first-quarter net sales were $31.1 million, up 13.5 percent from the $27.4 million reported for the same quarter last year. Quarterly net earnings (before special items) were reported as $3.16 million, a 127-percent year-over-year increase, and diluted earnings per share came in at 16 cents, up from the…


No. 278: NASA in Melville, economic impact in Farmingdale, bottom-line battles and 25 years of ‘Groundhog Day’

TGIF: Welcome, friends old and new, to the end of a cold and snowy workweek. It’s Feb. 2, and it was 78 years ago today when a famous bandleader invited an unknown singer from Hoboken, NJ, to perform on stage at a bobbysoxer gig in Indianapolis. It would not be the last time Frank Sinatra would perform with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Déjà vu: It’s also Groundhog Day, again, and in case you were wondering,…


1-800-Flowers in Facebook bot deal

By GREGORY ZELLER // Special delivery from 1-800-Flowers: The national retailer has launched an automated “chatbot” that can answer questions, make gift suggestions and process orders through Facebook Messenger. The latest floral first from the Carle Place-based gifting giant was among the big announcements at F8, Facebook’s global developer conference, held this week in San Francisco. 1-800-Flowers is one of two online-shopping stalwarts earning Facebook chatbots; Faceboook Messenger users can also access an automated personal…