Empire State Development Announces Expansion Project Completed for Strobels Supply Incorporated in Steuben County

July 31, 2019

Industrial Services Manufacturer Supplier Moves into New, 45,000 Square-Foot Facility in the City of Hornell; will Create and Retain Almost 30 Jobs

Investment Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” - The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that industrial services manufacturer supplier Strobels Supply has completed its expansion project in the City of Hornell in Steuben County. The company acquired and moved into a 45,000 square-foot facility located in Shawmut Industrial Park from its former, longtime, Airport Road location. The move will allow the successful company to create up to 10 new jobs; 19 jobs will be retained. Strobels Supply is now fully operational at the new location.

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Strobels Supply’s decision to expand in Steuben County will create new jobs and opportunity, reflecting New York State’s commitment to supporting and growing the economy in the Southern Tier.”

ESD is providing a $200,000 Capital Grant for the expansion project. In addition to the move, the project included the purchase and installation of new equipment for the site.

Strobels Supply President & CEO Michael Fortuna said, “The ESD grant monies, were crucial in allowing our company to continue to grow locally. It’s great to see the support of a local company from ESD and local development agencies. The grant has helped us immensely as we begin the next chapter of our business operations.”

Originally founded in the 1940’s at Strobels Welding, the company diversified and become known as Strobels Supply in 2003. The company offers industrial painting services and  industrial supplies products for rail car companies nationwide and in Canada, and also services every facet of the transportation industry including clients in the airport, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries. The company provides materials to its clients from some of the most renowned manufacturers in the world including 3M, Axalta (formerly DuPont), Sika, Loctite, Dormer and Starrett among many others.

State Senator Thomas F. O'Mara said, “The expansion of Strobels Supply will create jobs and help strengthen the company’s position as an anchor of manufacturing in the city of Hornell and the Southern Tier. These ongoing state and local investments are critical to the city’s and region’s future.”

State Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes said, “By providing Strobels Supply with a Capital Grant, ESD is ensuring that the city of Hornell remains a strong manufacturing leader in our region. I commend ESD for providing the funds, and I look forward to seeing companies like Strobels Supply continue to grow in our region.”

City of Hornell Mayor John Buckley said, “Strobels is a growing company with a bright future. I am thrilled they decided to move and expand their operations to the City of Hornell.  Many thanks to our friends at Empire State Development for providing vital grant money which made this project possible.  It is this type of investment that helps grow jobs and strengthen local economy.”

James Griffin, President & CEO, Hornell Industrial Development Agency said, “The Hornell IDA is incredibly proud to have developed the Shawmut Industrial Park and to have assisted Strobels Supply with its expansion project. We are very proud of our local company and young talent, and we would like to thank Empire State Development for always being a great partner!”

For more information about Strobels Supply, click here.

Accelerating Southern Tier Soaring 

Today's announcement complements “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $6.2 billion in the region since 2012 to lay for groundwork for the plan – attracting a talented workforce, growing business and driving innovation. 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 Binghamton, Johnson City and Corning as a destination in which to grow and invest. Now, the region is accelerating Southern Tier Soaring 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 10,200 new jobs. More information is available here.

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