Baldwin Richardson plans $35M expansion in Wayne County

One of Wayne County’s largest employers is planning a $35 million expansion of its local plant.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has announced that Baldwin Richardson Foods will be installing new machinery and equipment and adding at least 50,000 square feet to the 160,000-square-foot facility it purchased from Seneca Foods several years ago.

The expansion is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and retain another 275. The company plans to break ground on the project in spring of 2018.

An incentive package includes $1.15 million in tax credits through Empire State Development in return for job creation commitments. The town of Williamson also received $450,000 through the Community Development Block Grant to assist Baldwin Richardson.

Funding assistance from Wayne County is in the works, but has not been finalized yet, said Brian Pincelli, the county’s director of planning and economic development.

“We’re still working through those details, but should have things figured out shortly,” he said.

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