ESD Announces Rolen-Jinxin Technologies North America Will Open New Plant in Monroe County

Railcar Part Maker Will Renovate Vacant Building in Monroe County, Creating More Than 40 New Jobs; The Project Supports “Finger Lakes Forward” – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative Blueprint to Grow the Economy & Create New Opportunities

April 24, 2017

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Rolen-Jinxin Technologies North America, LLC, a manufacturer of railcar parts, will establish its first U.S.-based facility in Monroe County. The company will renovate a vacant building in Henrietta and create 44 full-time production, engineering and management jobs at the site. This project is supported by Finger Lakes Forward, the region’s economic development plan.

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “Rolen-Jinxin is a global company that could have chosen to locate its first U.S. based operation anywhere in the nation and they wisely chose the Finger Lakes region. Their decision is a true testament to the strength of the local workforce and to Upstate New York's burgeoning innovation economy."

Established in 2015, Rolen-Jinxin Technologies North America is the result of a joint venture between Rolen Technologies and Products SA in Barcelona, Spain and Wuxi-Jinxin Group Company Ltd. in Wuxi, China. The company manufactures interior parts, thermal management systems and restroom modules for railcars. It will produce streamlined, fully manufactured and assembled single modular units at the Finger Lakes site. Rolen-Jinxin says the single unit installation of its restroom system will provide a cost benefit to its customers located throughout North America.

Miquel Tuset, Rolen-Jinxin Chief Executive Officer said, "We are proud to locate our North American facility in the heart of Upstate New York. The availability of a highly skilled work force and proximity to high tech companies and Universities will enable Rolen-Jinxin to provide industry leading products and services to our customers."

In order to encourage Rolen-Jinxin North America to establish its first U.S. operations in Upstate New York, ESD has offered the company performance-based Excelsior Tax credits worth up to $600,000. Monroe County also offered incentives to help move the project ahead. The total project cost is close to $1 million. The company expects the renovation project at the Henrietta location to be completed by September 2017.

FLREDC Co-Chairs, Monroe Community College President Anne Kress and Wegmans Food Markets CEO Danny Wegman said, “From manufacturing expertise to an incredibly skilled workforce to draw from, the decision by Rolen-Jinxin to establish operations in Monroe County proves once again that this area has much to offer any company looking to grow its operation. We welcome them and look forward to the company’s contributions as we continue the work to move the Finger Lakes Forward.”

Rolen Technologies & Products is an international company currently established on three continents: Europe, Asia and now in America.

State Senator Patrick Gallivan said, “Rolen-Jinxin's decision to locate its first U.S. based operation in Monroe County is further proof that the economy of upstate New York continues to move in the right direction.  The combination of a highly skilled workforce and the growth of such innovative and high tech industries is key to the ongoing revitalization of the Finger Lakes Region.  New York's continued support of this and other private companies will create jobs and new opportunities for hardworking New Yorkers."

State Assembly Member Harry Bronson said, “Rochester is home to some of the state’s most skilled and talented workers, and Rolen-Jinxin’s investment in our community is sign that our economy is on the right track. These new jobs will mean local jobs for our families and contribute to their well-being as we build upon our region’s positive economic momentum.”

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo said, "As a global company, Rolen-Jinxin could have expanded to anywhere in the world, yet they chose to come right here to Monroe County," said County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. "We are proud to support their expansion and look forward to connecting them with our skilled workforce, creating jobs and growing our local economy."

For more about Rolen-Jinxin Technologies & Products, 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. This initiative is focused on growing jobs, increasing regional wealth, driving private investment and reducing poverty. The State has already invested more than $3.4 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan which includes investing in key industries such as 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 as a result.

The $500 million “Finger Lakes Forward” Upstate Revitalization Initiative announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015 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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