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DuPont Nutrition & Health Expands Rochester, New York, Facility

05/31/2017
DuPont Nutrition & Health is expanding its operations at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York. The company will expand its Monroe County facility as part of its overall plan to increase probiotics production capacity, creating 48 new jobs while an additional 56 jobs will be retained.

A multiphase project that is currently underway, DuPont Nutrition & Health expects the majority of expansion work at the Eastman Business Park to be completed in the second half of 2018. The company will connect to the sewer system at the business park as part of the project.

In order to encourage DuPont Nutrition & Health to expand its operations in New York, Empire State Development has offered up to $1.5 million through an Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant in return for job commitments. Monroe County also is considering offering incentives for the expansion plan. In November of 2016, DuPont announced that it would expand its U.S. probiotics production capacity through a significant investment in a multiphase plan, totaling over $100 million.

The DuPont facility manufactures probiotics for food, beverages and dietary supplements. In addition to its Howaru® product range, which includes Howaru® Protect and Howaru® Restore, DuPont has a wide range of other probiotics in its portfolio.

Matthias Heinzel, DuPont Nutrition & Health President, said, "The Rochester facility is an important part of our global probiotics program and we are grateful to our employees here, the community and the state of New York for their ongoing support. Our business combines in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition with current research and expert science to deliver unmatched value to the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. The work we do in Rochester plays a critical role in helping us provide those solutions."

Charles Burden, DuPont Nutrition & Health Rochester Plant Manager, said, "DuPont has been part of the Rochester community for over 30 years and we are extremely proud of our workforce, which has allowed us to achieve amazing growth in our probiotics business. Our success is due to many factors, including the support of the community and the state of New York, but most importantly the talent we have and are able to tap into due to the many fine area colleges and universities, as well as the overall experience we find in the Rochester area. These are exciting times for DuPont Nutrition & Health and we look forward to our continued relationship with the Rochester area."

"DuPont's decision to expand its manufacturing operations in Rochester is a testament to the area's growing business climate and top-notch workforce," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "By supporting the expansion of this global innovative company, new jobs will be created for men and women across the region to continue our efforts in moving the Finger Lakes forward."

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Our Finger Lakes Forward economic development plan is supporting innovative businesses like DuPont Nutrition & Health, which is creating and retaining more than a hundred jobs while contributing to sustainable economic growth throughout the region."

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