• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues


Worksport Expands West Seneca, New York, Operations

Worksport Ltd., a manufacturer of tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for pickup trucks, plans to expand operations in West Seneca, New York. The $6 million project is expected to create 280 jobs over the next five years.

The investment will include new manufacturing lines that will allow the company to produce up to 900 covers per day. The facility manufactures hard shell and flexible truck bed covers in addition to SOLIS solar tonneau covers, which have an integrated battery system to give drivers a portable power system wherever they travel.

“Worksport’s rate of growth has surpassed our most optimistic expectations,” Worksport Chief Executive Steven Rossi said. “We thank New York State for supporting and believing in our company as we strive to create the jobs of the future, and the revolutionary truck covers that enhance the driving experience.”

Empire State Development (ESD) will provide Worksport Ltd. with up to $2.8 million in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits in exchange for job creation commitments.

“Western New York is a natural front door for international companies, like Worksport, looking to increase their business in the U.S. by having a strategically located production facility,” noted Empire State Development Commissioner President & CEO Hope Knight. “Governor Hochul’s dedication to attracting small businesses by supporting forward-thinking companies will continue to strengthen the economy, foster innovation and green technology, and create high-quality jobs in Erie County and across the state.”

Worksport Ltd., through its subsidiary, designs and distributes truck tonneau covers in Canada and the U.S. The company also offers energy products, such as Worksport SOLIS, a tonneau cover with integrated solar panels; and Worksport COR energy storage system, a modular, portable power station. Worksport serves its products to automotive accessories, consumer electronics, and residential and commercial HVAC system markets.

“Low-cost power from the Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project is one of Western New York’s greatest drivers of economic growth,” added New York Power Authority chairman and Western New York resident John R. Koelmel. “Worksport’s expansion in West Seneca will stimulate the region’s economy and create the jobs of the future for New York’s talented workforce."

Exclusive Research