Empire State Development Corp. said Monday MiniTec Framing Systems LLC will move its manufacturing operations from Victor to Farmington in Ontario County. The aluminum framing manufacturer will expand its operations into a larger facility; a project that will see more than 30 jobs created and retained in the region over the next five years.
MiniTec president Andrew Moles said the support from ESD has been vital to the completion of its expansion.
“Once complete this expansion will create about 20 new jobs and several million dollars a year in economic impact to the Farmington area,” he said.
Founded almost 20 years ago, MiniTec produces custom modular assembly systems and components for manufacturing plant applications and original equipment manufacturers, including clean rooms, laser enclosures, custom commercial door frames and industrial conveyance lines, officials said. Worldwide, the company operates 10 plants with locations in the U.S., Germany, France, Great Britain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, and China with sales and service partners in more than 60 countries.
To encourage expansion in the Finger Lakes region, ESD has offered up to $130,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job creation commitments. Those incentives will assist the company with purchasing additional machinery and equipment to accommodate its growth. The total cost for this portion of the project a little more than $1.5 million.
The company already has spent $4.4 million to purchase property and construct the new 52,000-square-foot facility on County Road 41 in Farmington and expects to be fully operational there by November.