The ASDE installations were done by Sensis Corporation which has its headquarters in Syracuse. Here is a little blurb on the installation http://www.sensis.com/docs/162/
If you drive by the towers you can see their name on one of the buildings adjacent to the tower structures. I call on Sensis and it's usually interesting stuff going on in their facilities.
Another Syracuse based company heavily involved in airport lighting equipment is Jaquith http://www.jaquith.com/
There is a good chance that the airport you are flying into or out of has their runway and/or taxiway lights.
Thanks for the info JW. I had no idea about those companies being in SYR, and I lived there for 25 years!!