Qualitrol Relocates Canadian Manufacturing to Fairport, New York
Qualitrol provides condition based monitoring across the globe for utility assets. The company plans to move its existing manufacturing operations from Quebec, Canada to its Fairport headquarters. The relocation project is expected to create up to 27 new jobs; 215 jobs will be retained.
Jim Niederst, Qualitrol Director of Operations said, “I want to thank the Empire State Development team for helping to bring these new manufacturing jobs to Fairport. Since 1945 Qualitrol has been a jobs generator in Fairport and we remain committed to investing in the area."
Qualitrol is a subsidiary of the Fortive industrial conglomerate. Besides its locations in New York and Canada, the company maintains operations in Oregon, Northern Ireland, Sweden, India and in the United Kingdom.
To help move the project forward, ESD is offering up to $350,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job creation commitments. The company will finance project upgrades at the Fairport facility that are expected to total more than $360,000. The expansion should be complete in December of 2022. This project complements Finger Lakes Forward, the regionally designed plan which is focused on growing the local economy.
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "As a successful international company, Qualitrol’s decision to move its Quebec manufacturing operations from Canada to New York reflects the welcoming climate of opportunity in New York State that supports business growth and expansion.”
Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle said, "Our region continues to experience unprecedented growth in our hi-tech and advanced manufacturing industries and Qualitrol’s decision to continue investing and expanding in our community is further evidence of that fact.”
“The GRE team provided Qualitrol seniors leaders with an analysis of labor and infrastructure costs to help them make an informed decision about where to expand their operations,” said Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise. “The low cost power and highly skilled workforce available here convinced Qualitrol senior leaders to create new jobs in the Rochester, NY region.”
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