New Protein Plant Will Create 40 New Jobs and Retain More Than 500 Jobs in New York State
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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Rosina Food Products, Inc. has completed a $73.2 million expansion, adding a facility in West Seneca, Erie County. The new multi-million-dollar plant will produce a variety of meat products for the fast-growing food manufacturer and will create 40 new jobs and retain 500 jobs. This is the third public-private expansion project New York State has supported to encourage growth and job creation at Rosina. Since 2014, Rosina has invested $95 million into its facilities in New York State, creating 115 new jobs.
"Rosina Food Products started as a family-owned storefront operation in Buffalo, expanding into an internationally known business and one of the best-known food manufacturers in Western New York," Governor Hochul said. "New York State is proud to have partnered with Rosina on several expansion projects, and this latest multi-million dollar expansion will continue to fuel Western New York's growing economy. My administration is taking bold action to be the most business-friendly and worker-friendly state in the nation, and I congratulate the Corigliano family and Rosina employees for expanding production, creating new jobs, and excelling in the global economy."
"The family-owned Rosina Food Products represents a great New York success story," said Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado. "Rosina's new food manufacturing facility in West Seneca more than doubles the production of the old Cheektowaga plant, which comes at a critical time when the demand for pasta products has never been greater."
The 105,000 square-foot plant at 3100 Clinton Street in West Seneca will bring the company to three production facilities in Western New York and over 600 employees. The new facility includes a high-speed, state-of-the-art production line for manufacturing a variety of frozen meatballs, sliced sausage, and toppings. At maximum capacity, the new production plant in West Seneca can produce more than 50 million pounds annually and will be supplementing an older processing line currently located at the 75 Industrial Parkway facility in Cheektowaga, which has a current capacity of approximately 20 million pounds annually.
New York State supported the expansion project with a $1 million capital grant recommended by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC), to assist with construction costs and the purchase of new equipment. Empire State Development is also providing up to $1 million in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits to encourage the creation of 40 new jobs at the site, and the retention of 590 jobs statewide.
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Hope Knight said, "Rosina Foods is a recognized industry leader that has been contributing to Western New York's food production economy for generations. Thanks to Governor Hochul's leadership, we are seeing businesses like Rosina flourish and compete, because they recognize the advantages that come with building a legacy in our great state."