Rochester Insulated Glass, a glass fabrication company, completed phase one of a two-phase expansion of its headquarters, 27 miles southeast of Rochester, in the Town of Manchester, New York.
As part of the expansion, the glass fabrication company committed to creating at least 47 new jobs, and has successfully moved forward in filling 46 new positions in Ontario County.
In addition, with assistance from the State, the company agreed to retain 56 at-risk jobs at the Merrick Circle location. Phase II of the project is expected to be completed in March of 2019.
In order to remain competitive, the project includes the purchase of state-of-the-art machinery and equipment that will help drive the company's success. To support the expansion, Empire State Development is providing a $100,000 Economic Development Fund Capital Grant, as well as up to $600,000 through the Excelsior Tax Credit Program in exchange for promised job creation commitments. The total project cost is $3.35 million.
The New York Power Authority is also supporting Rochester Insulated Glass with more than 2 megawatts of low-cost power from Governor Cuomo's ReCharge NY program, which provides qualifying businesses and non-profit organizations with low-cost NYPA power in exchange for commitments to retain or create jobs in New York State.
"With smart investments and strategic partnerships, New York State is encouraging job creation and boosting local economies in every corner of the state," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "Working with companies like Rochester Insulated Glass helps us to retain and create jobs for the hardworking men and women of this state and promotes growth for businesses throughout the region."
"The expansion of Rochester Insulated Glass is continuing to grow the manufacturing industry in the area and create new jobs," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "With this state investment, the family-owned glass fabrication company is providing new opportunities in Ontario County and continuing to produce innovative products in New York. We're committed to investing in companies like RIG to keep moving the Finger Lakes forward and grow the economy.
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Rochester Insulated Glass, a leader in high quality glass fabrication, is a third generation, family owned company, that is an important part of the Finger Lakes Region. We are proud to support RIG and its goal of producing high quality products right here in New York State."
Tyler Wolk, President of Rochester Insulated Glass said, "New York State's support for our company is really encouraging. For more than 40 years now we have been supported as well by our outstanding employees who exemplify the exceptional work ethic that this community has to offer, and our plans are to continue to invest in its' future growth."