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Yancy’s Fancy gets grants from National Grid for expansion

National Grid PLC has awarded grants of up to $350,000 to Yancey’s Fancy Inc.’s Genesee County operations.

The grants are to be used to support improvements at the company’s manufacturing operations in Corfu, and toward the construction of a 112,000-square-foot facility at the Buffalo East Technology Park in Pembroke.

The new facility has a capital investment of $20.6 million. It will create roughly 50 new jobs and retain 100 existing jobs, officials said. It is expected to open in March.

National Grid will provide up to $250,000 toward electric infrastructure costs for the new facility.

A second grant of up to $100,000 is available to assist with the design of advanced technology to manage the whey by-product that is generated through the cheese-making process as part of a 3,500-square-foot expansion of its operations in Corfu.

The new system will allow for more efficient processing of the whey, which is used as a common food additive and for animal feed production, National Grid said.

The project requires an upgrade of the current electric service to meet new demand.

The $2.6 million project will create 17 new jobs and retain 30 jobs, officials said.

London-based National Grid is an international electricity and gas company. In the United States it provides services in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.

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