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Dutchland Plastic Expands Canastota, New York Manufacturing Complex

Plastics product manufacturer Dutchland Plastics expanded its operations with the opening of its 50,000 square foot plant, 25 miles east of Syracuse, in the Village of Canastota, New York.

According to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Office, Dutchland Plastics, the country's leading contract manufacturer of custom rotationally molded or "rotomolded" plastics products, considered moving its operations in Central New York out of state but elected to stay in New York due to provided incentives. The expansion in Madison County will facilitate the creation of at least 42 new full-time jobs over the next two years; 23 positions will be retained.

Dutchland CEO Randy Herman said, "We are making a major investment in this community because we believe in the people of this community. Over the last couple of years, we've seen the amazing craftsmanship and outstanding work ethic this community has to offer, and our plans are to continue to invest in future growth."

"Dutchland Plastics has a long history in Central New York and this investment and expansion proves the company's continued commitment to the area," Governor Cuomo said. "The new, well-paying jobs that will be created over the next few years will contribute to the region's continued economic growth as Central New York continues to rise."

"The canal community of Canastota has a rich history, and New York State is investing to ensure progress for a prosperous future," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "Dutchland Plastics' decision to expand with a new facility in the village will create additional job opportunities and spur economic growth in the area. The Central New York region is rising with state investments to help companies like Dutchland Plastics grow and to continue to attract new businesses and visitors to the area."

As an incentive, Empire State Development is assisting the project by providing up to $475,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program in return for job creation commitments. ESD also reallocated a $1,685,000 Restore NY grant to the Village of Canastota that assisted with the construction cost of the new facility. The company also invested $2.6 million for capital equipment and to customize the new facility, which sits along the storied Erie Canal.

According to the Governor’s Office this announcement complements "Central NY Rising," the region's comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $4.7 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan, capitalizing on global market opportunities, strengthening entrepreneurship and creating an inclusive economy. Now, the region is accelerating Central NY Rising with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State's $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion - and the region's plan, as submitted, projects up to 5,900 new jobs.

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