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CRC Polymer Systems Plans New Manufacturing Facility In Sodus, New York

Area Development Online News Desk (02/05/2014)
CRC Polymer Systems, Inc., a plastics compounding company, will expand its manufacturing facility in Sodus, New York, adding 27 jobs in the town on Lake Ontario between Rochester and Syracuse.

The new location will incorporate advanced material development, compounding and distribution of product from bulk railcar as well as packaged goods. In addition, CRC’s business office and main compounding operation will be centralized in one location in Wayne County.

“We are excited to establish our new manufacturing and distribution facility in Sodus, NY,” said CRC Co-Owners Todd Ewing and Dave Saldo. “The support of Empire State Development, Wayne County Industrial Development Agency and the Town of Sodus, were all instrumental in making this effort come to fruition. The entire community has been very supportive and we look forward to bringing new jobs into Wayne County. We also want to give thanks to First Niagara Bank for having the vision to support this expansion. They worked closely with the state, county and town to structure financing to make this a reality.”

The former Garlock facility, which has been dormant for nearly 10 years and will require renovations and maintenance, will bring several advantages, including rail siding for bulk product access, adequate electrical service and space for expansion, the Governor’s Office said. The facility will be a higher end compounding operation that will have five to seven extruders and multiple blending systems. Extruders will melt and mix different types of plastic materials and then pelletize them forming value added products. The company will engage in the advancement of new materials, setting up a development lab for the characterization of compounds made specifically for new applications.

“The growth of CRC Polymer Systems is just another example of the progress we are making to grow business and create new economic opportunities in Upstate New York,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “All across the state we are seeing the rehabilitation of dilapidated, abandoned factories that are coming back to life, just like the one CRC will be using. This expansion, like so many others across the state, will create stable, good paying jobs in Wayne County and help grow the region’s local economy for generations to come.”

As an incentive, New York State, through Empire State Development, will provide a $40,000 capital grant and up to $160,000 in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits in return for CRC’s proposed investment and job creation commitments. Locally, the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency has provided $120,000 in financial assistance toward the $910,000 project.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams said, “Manufacturing and distribution continues to be a staple of the Upstate New York economy. At its new home in Sodus, New York, CRC Polymer Systems will manufacture and distribute the best performing material system for specific applications. I am pleased Empire State Development could help bring this innovative company to New York State.”

Wayne County IDA CEO and Director of the Economic Development and Planning Department Bob McNary said, “Wayne County provides an attractive manufacturing environment for such companies looking at the greater Rochester Region,” said “CRC’s access to a rail-served property will assist their production efforts.”

Wayne County Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Peg Churchill said, “This is a great example of teamwork- the company, the local municipalities, the IDA and state agencies all worked together to make sure this happened.”

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