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Plug Power Expands Manufacturing in Clifton Park, New York

08/17/2018
Plug Power, a leading provider of alternative energy technology, is expanding in the Capital Region, with the opening a new manufacturing facility in Clifton Park, New York. The company is expected to create 97 new jobs in Saratoga County.

The new location will support increased hydrogen and fuel cell production to meet industry demands while supporting New York's commitment to cleaner and more efficient energy sources, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office said.

Plug Power is investing nearly $2.8 million over five years to fit out the 38,400-square-foot facility, allowing the company to vertically integrate its hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing and encourage greater adoption of hydrogen as an alternative energy source.

The facility will be used to manufacture Plug Power's hydrogen fuel cell solutions for electric vehicle and material handling applications. The company has committed to creating 97 new jobs, and Empire State Development will provide nearly $640,000 in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits.

Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh said, "As Plug Power continues to grow both its customer base and corporate family, opening the Clifton Park facility was an easy decision. We're confident that our technology solutions coupled with the proven ingenuity, deep pool of engineering talent, and the unsurpassed work ethic of people in the Capital Region will make this expansion a great success."

"Clean and renewable energy producers are critical in our efforts to combat climate change and ensure the sustainability of this planet," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "Plug Power has been developing and manufacturing clean energy solutions in the Capital Region for more than 20 years, and their decision to expand in New York is a testament to the state's strong business climate."

"Plug Power's investment in the clean energy industry is helping to grow the innovative economy of the Tech Valley and create high-tech job opportunities for local residents," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "This new manufacturing facility in Saratoga County will generate nearly 100 new jobs and continue to advance electric vehicle technology in New York State. The Capital Region is continuing to grow with tech companies like Plug Power choosing to invest and expand in the area."

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Strategic investments in advanced manufacturing and sustainable energy production are allowing companies to develop and manufacture new technologies. Plug Power's expansion means more green collar jobs in the Capital Region, supporting the regional economy and New York State's commitment to clean energy industries."

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