Empire State Development Announces Amada Tool America is Expanding Operations in Genesee County

Batavia High-Tech Tool Manufacturer Will Create Almost 20 New Jobs at Expanded Facility

March 5, 2019

Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that high-tech tool manufacturer and fabricator Amada Tool America is expanding operations in Batavia, Genesee County, and plans to create 17 new jobs; 68 jobs will also be retained. New York State has offered up to $150,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit program in exchange for those job creation commitments. The total project cost has been placed at $8.8 million.

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “Amada Tool America’s decision to expand in Genesee County, creating new high-tech manufacturing jobs and opportunity in the Finger Lakes region, reflects the success of our strategic support for growing and revitalizing the Upstate economy.”

Amada Tool America is expanding its 53,000-square-foot plant located on Treadeasy Avenue in Batavia by up to19,000 square-feet at a cost of $2.3 million The company will also invest $6.5 million in new machinery and equipment at the site.  Already underway, the company expects the project will be completed in 2019. The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) is also assisting with this expansion.

Ed Dries, COO of Amada Tool America, Inc, said, “We are excited about expanding our local operations here in Upstate New York. I am extremely thankful to the state of New York, Genesee County, GCEDC and the City of Batavia for their coordinated help in bringing the project to fruition. We look forward to a successful new product launch, with production starting in January of 2020.”

Founded more than 70 years ago, the Amada Group is one of the leading international machine tool manufacturers with nearly 8,000 employees worldwide, and North American operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company manufactures and offers sheet metal fabricating equipment and automation, tooling (at the Batavia location), and software to its clients worldwide.

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer said, "I applaud Amada Tool America for investing millions of dollars and creating new jobs. This expansion is helping to grow our local economy and create new jobs for residents in Genesee County.”

State Assemblyman Steven Hawley said, “It is exciting to see homegrown American manufacturing like Amada Tool expanding and creating jobs here in Western New York. The manufacturing sector is a vital part of economic growth as it empowers farming and agriculture, the trades, and a host of other industries. Genesee County has cemented itself as a premiere hub of manufacturing, business and agriculture in our state and I look forward to even more businesses locating and expanding in our community.”

Batavia City Council President Eugene Jankowski Jr. said, "Thank you Amada Tool America for the creation of 17 new jobs and major investment in their Batavia, NY location. This project acknowledges Western New York, Genesee County and Batavia have the talent and the resources necessary to support their continued growth. "

Steven G. Hyde, GCEDC President & CEO said, “This investment being made by Amada North America, an international manufacturing company, demonstrates that Upstate New York, and specifically Genesee County, can compete in the global economy.  This investment also demonstrates that Governor Cuomo’s strategy and plan for bringing advanced manufacturing jobs and capital investments to the Finger Lakes region is working.  We want to thank Amada North America for their confidence, support and investment in our community.”

For more information about Amada North America, click here.

Accelerating Finger Lakes Forward 
Today’s announcement complements “Finger Lakes Forward,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $6.1 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan – investing in key industries including photonics, agriculture‎ and food production, and advanced manufacturing. Today, unemployment is down to the lowest levels since before the Great Recession; personal and corporate income taxes are down; and businesses are choosing places like Rochester, Batavia and Canandaigua as a destination to grow and invest in.

Now, the region is accelerating Finger Lakes Forward 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 8,200 new jobs. More information is available here.

 

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