LOW-COST ENERGY AWARDS TO PROTECT 7,000 LOCAL JOBS

 

Power Contracts are First Under New “ReCharge NY” Program


Twenty local businesses and employers, with 7,000 workers in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, are among the first to receive low-cost power grants under the state’s new ReCharge New York program.


The companies are receiving a share of the first installment of 910 megawatts of low-cost power set aside to create and protect jobs as part of a major overhaul of New York’s economic development programs, and in exchange for a pledge to invest in creating and retaining a specific number of local jobs.


The power grants were announced today by Governor Cuomo, and the low-cost power will be made available to companies starting July 1.


“When it comes to creating jobs and growing businesses in Central and Northern New York, providing low-cost power is key,” said Senator Ritchie, who serves on the Senate's Energy and Economic Development Committees. “ReCharge New York is a game-changer for New York in the competition to attract and retain businesses and jobs, and these power awards show that Central and Northern New York are very much in the game as we work to turn our economy around and get New Yorkers back to work.”


“I was pleased to support  this new program as part of an effort to change the economic climate in New York and send a clear signal that the Empire State is open for business.”


ReCharge New York replaces two prior energy allocation programs, Power for Jobs and the Energy Cost Savings Benefit programs, with a key difference: unlike those short-term programs, the low-cost power contacts under ReCharge New York extend for up to seven years, making them a much more effective tool for attracting business and industry.


All of the businesses in today’s allocation in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties qualified for the maximum, seven-year benefit.


Scroll down for a list of businesses and employers in the region that were included in today’s allocations. 




















































































































































































































Company


City


Description


kW Recommendation


Job Commitment


Capital Investment ($)


Contract Term (years)


OSWEGO COUNTY


 


 


 


 


 


 


Canfield Machine & Tool LLC


Fulton


Manufactures microwave parts


70


26


1,500,000


7


Felix Schoeller North America, Inc.


Pulaski


Manufactures digital Imaging paper


505


167


1,500,000


7


Fulton Group NA, Inc.


Pulaski


Manufactures heating equipment


370


250


11,000,000


7


Huhtamaki, Inc.


Fulton


Paper printing and package conversion operations


2,100


555


26,403,243


7


Interface Solutions, Inc.


Fulton


Manufactures gasket material


1,685


114


9,230,000


7


International Wire Group, Inc.


Williamstown


Manufactures wire and cable


1,100


178


1,057,800


7


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


JEFFERSON COUNTY


 


 


 


 


 


 


Climax Paperboard Inc.


Carthage


Manufactures paper mill produces


2,425


83


4,980,000


7


FiberMark North America, Inc.


Brownville


Manufactures high end paper


730


60


3,986,000


7


Great Lakes Cheese of New York, Inc.


Adams


Produces dairy products


950


114


5,000,000


7


Renzi Bros., Inc.


Watertown


Food service distributor


225


141


4,850,000


7


Samaritan Keep Nursing Home


Watertown


Health services


210


362


2,500,000


7


Samaritan Medical Center


Watertown


Medical center


645


1,361


30,000,000


7


Stature Electric, Inc.


Watertown


Manufactures magnet motors and gear motors


265


90


5,000,000


7


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY


 


 


 


 


 


 


Canton Potsdam Hospital


Potsdam


Hospital


400


0


25,000,000


7


Clarkson University


Potsdam


Higher education


1,465


681


68,900,000


7


Claxton Hepburn Medical Center


Ogdensburg


Hospital


165


500


17,500,000


7


Corning, Inc.


Canton


Manufactures specialty glass and ceramics


2,260


195


20,000,000


7


Edward John Noble Hospital


Gouverneur


Hospital


195


257


5,630,812


7


Reynolds Metals Company


Massena


Manufactures aluminum products


4,250


1,065


610,000,000


7


St. Lawrence University


Canton


Higher education


875


730


50,000,000


7


 


 


 


 

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