Pace Electronics, a leading provider of electronic contract manufacturing services, will expand its operations with a $4 million investment in the Town of Williamson, New York. The project is expected to create 15 new jobs and retain 28.
Estimated completion of the new 55,000 square-foot Wayne County facility is slated for Q4 2021.
“While we searched several areas to relocate, the decision to stay in Wayne County was driven by our dedicated long-term employees and the local workforce talent. Year over year growth from adding new capabilities and product offerings and most recently the acquisition of Peter Parts Electronics, we have outgrown our current facility and had to lease additional warehousing space. The new constructed headquarters will allow us the ability to advance our state-side manufacturing capabilities, warehouse all our products in one facility and give us the space required to increase our workforce,” Pace Electronics CEO Dawn Smith said.
Empire State Development is assisting the project with up to $250,000 in Excelsior Tax Credits. The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency and Greater Rochester Enterprise are also assisting with the project.
Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, “While Pace Electronics has a global reach, this successful company decided to expand in the Finger Lakes based on the region’s top-tier tech and manufacturing talent. The Wayne County project will create new, high-quality jobs that further support New York State’s commitment to growing both the regional and state economy.”
Founded in 1969, Pace Electronics works with clients in the medical, industrial controls, automotive, and emergency lighting and safety product industries worldwide. In addition to the Wayne County location, the company, which sources electronic components from the pacific rim, maintains manufacturing facilities in China and Malaysia, a liaison office in Hong Kong and an additional warehouse facility located in San Diego, California.
“Pace Electronics chose to invest in Rochester, NY’s Wayne County, to capitalize on our region’s exceptional talent in the electronic contract manufacturing industry and the perfect facility to support their expansion plans, ” Matt Hurlbutt, president and CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise said.