Harris Corp. is expanding manufacturing capacity and increasing employment at its RF Communications Division in Rochester, NY, to meet the growing demand for the company’s advanced military communications solutions. Harris is significantly increasing the manufacturing capacity of the Rochester facility, where the company employees and government officials gathered recently to mark the expansion. “This investment in state-of-the-art technology supports our division’s growing product and customer base and demonstrates our commitment and proven ability to serve the US Department of Defense and international customers,” said Al Simon, vice president of operations, Harris RF Communications Division. “We take a commercial approach to manufacturing by building radios in anticipation of customer requirements. This ensures on-time deliveries, even on very short deadlines. In addition to the increased space and expanded product lines, our continuous attention to process improvement further streamlines production and reduces the time to market for new products.” Harris is a major tactical communications supplier to all branches of the US Armed Forces and allied nations, worldwide. During the first three quarters of fiscal year 2006, revenue in the RF Communications Division was up 52 percent, compared to the prior-year period, as a result of demand for its Falcon® family of tactical radios. Harris will add approximately 200 new jobs between now and the end of calendar year 2006, bringing the company’s total employment in Rochester to approximately 2200 people. “We have made a strong commitment to the Rochester community,” said Chet Massari, president, RF Communications Division. “We announced plans in July 2005 to add 150 jobs and we are proud to have added over 200. Harris has grown employment substantially in the last two years and we will continue to draw on seasoned, local talent.”