Anne Shybunko-Moore

In reality, a STEM spin on LI workforce development

By GREGORY ZELLER // Albany’s biggest economic engine is hitting the gas on a clever, multifaceted Long Island workforce-development initiative, offering a reality-TV look at the Island’s thriving 21st century industries. The Empire State Development Corp. is joining the Long Island STEM Hub – a consortium of regional educators, executives and other stakeholders boosting regional science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries – to launch “Full STEM Ahead Long Island,” a new video series pushing STEM…


Debrief: Bill Lindsay III is on a manufacturing mission

Lack of skilled workers and overregulation are among the issues undercutting Long Island manufacturers. And they’re in the crosshairs of the Long Island Manufacturing Task Force, unanimously approved this month by the Suffolk County Legislature. Legislator William Lindsay III (D-Bohemia), who introduced the task force bill, will chair the pro-production panel, formed in response to 8,000-plus job openings at Long Island factories (as counted by the Long Island chapter of the Workforce Development Institute) and…


Building momentum in LI manufacturing

By GREGORY ZELLER // With its president busily rallying the disparate remains of a one-time tent-pole Long Island industry, a longtime military manufacturer has completed a key strategic acquisition. Hauppauge-based GSE Dynamics, a 45-year-old engineering and manufacturing firm focused on U.S. military assemblies, has absorbed Westbury’s Elite Manufacturing Technologies, a family-owned, full-service industrial designer with experience in aerospace, electronics and medical-device manufacturing. Terms of the deal, which closed in May, were not disclosed. But GSE Dynamics President…