Optimax Systems, Inc. also continues to support local colleges and high schools’ optical and machining programs to ensure there will be future employees to fill the growing workforce.

Outsourced is not only an NBC television series, but the current trend in the manufacturing industry in the United States today. Manufacturing jobs continue to be outsourced overseas, but locally there are still manufacturing opportunities available.

Optimax Systems, Inc. plans to hire more than 30 manufacturing employees this year, and is also continuing to support local colleges and high schools’ optical and machining programs to ensure there will be future employees to fill the growing workforce.

“We want to create a buzz that Optimax is growing in the Rochester area, and we need manufacturing engineers, who can create manufacturing solutions, in addition to optical components,” said Rick Plympton, CEO, Optimax.

Optics technologies are used today in military, aerospace, medical and many other industries to help mankind. Optical imaging systems are used in products, from Lasik instruments for vision corrective surgeries to Mars rovers in outer space.

Optimax is also one of several regional photonics organizations promoting awareness and the advancement of local high schools and community colleges optics and machining programs. Through co-op programs with colleges such as MCC, Optimax is training and bringing on future employees to intern before they even graduate.

“We expect to continue to grow 15 percent this year, and continue to expand our bottom line and our employee base,” said Plympton.

Optimax (www.optimaxsi.com) is the United States’ largest optics manufacturer, with more than 20 years of experience and 167 employees creating optics for aerospace, display technologies, solar applications, semiconductor and medical and military instruments.

Optimax's headquarters are located at 6763 Dean Parkway, in Ontario (Wayne County), N.Y.