Ranzenhofer announces investments in local economic projects

  • Area projects among winners of Regional Economic Development Awards
  • Seven projects will receive almost $2.4 million in investment
  • Includes half-million dollars in infrastructure work for STAMP Project


State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today announced that seven job-creation projects in the 61st Senate District will receive State funding as part of the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.

“These strategic projects take advantage of the many valuable resources, skills and talents of our region, in an effort to strengthen our economy and help create and retain jobs in our backyard,” said Ranzenhofer.  “As a member of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, I have seen firsthand the hard work and dedication of our community leaders to do what it takes to deliver critical State funding for job-creation projects in Western New York.”

"For the second year in a row, the Regional Councils have been on the forefront of rebuilding New York State's economy.  For too many years, top-down economic development policies have failed communities across the state and not truly invested in the unique resources and strengths of each of New York's regions.  Now a new, bottom-up approach is in place that brings local communities together to chart their own economic destiny.  The second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards will deliver funding for critical projects and investments in communities across our state, helping put New Yorkers back to work and rebuilding our economy,” said Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. 

The following job creation projects in the 61st Senate District will receive almost $2.4 million in funding from the second round of the Regional Economic Development Council program:

Genesee Gateway Local Development Corporation - STAMP Project - $500,000

Genesee Gateway Local Development Corporation will undertake engineering and infrastructure work for a thousand acre advanced manufacturing campus being developed in Western Genesee County.

JiffyTite Co Inc - Facility Expansion and Equipment Purchase - $633,200

Jiffy-Tite will expand its manufacturing facility and purchase new equipment.  Jiffy-Tite will invest $12.5 million and create 100 jobs.

CNG One Source of New York Inc - Genesee County Expansion Project - $300,000

CNG One Source, a business involved in converting the use of gasoline or diesel as a choice of fuel for vehicles to compressed natural gas, will purchase land and construct new facilities.

Farm Credit East, ACA - Growing the New York Dairy Industry - $500,000

Farm Credit East, ACA will enhance their current ability to address capital needs of dairy farmers who are interested in expansion but face significant financial challenges in doing so.  The primary focus will be to provide assistance for new investments to comply with Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation or other environmental requirements.

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. – Lean Manufacturing Training - $26,425

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. of Williamsville in Erie County will train 30 workers in Windows Server 2008, lean manufacturing, the 5S organization process, Six Sigma White Belt process improvement, leadership, lithography, and lithographic relationships and variables.

Genesee County Industrial Development Agency - New York Craft Malt - $117,330

The Genesee County Economic Development Corporation will assist New York Craft Malt.  New York Craft Malt will operate a commercial malting facility that will use locally grown food grade barley.  An existing 2,400 square foot building will be renovated to serve as the malting facility.

Ceramic Technology Partners - Expand Ceramic Manufacturing Capacity - $300,000

Calix Ceramic Solutions, LLC (Calix), GNP Ceramics, LLC (GNP), and Ceramic Technology Partnership, LLC (CTP) will undertake a joint development project to expand their ceramic manufacturing processes to include the manufacturing and supply of sintered silicon carbide.  Ceramic Technology Partners will invest $9.5 million and create 42 new jobs.

“It has been an honor to work together with so many of our community leaders – in business, education, economic development, local governments and others – to develop a list of first-rate initiatives that achieves our objectives of creating jobs and building a strong foundation for future growth. I applaud Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Duffy for their continued leadership and implementation of the Regional Economic Development Councils,” said Ranzenhofer.

Statewide, a total of $738 million was awarded for 725 economic development projects in every region of New York State.