Baldwin Richardson Foods plans $35M expansion, to add up to 30 jobs

Baldwin Richardson Foods plans $35M expansion, to add up to 30 jobs

Baldwin Richardson Foods Co. will expand its operations in Williamson, Wayne County, adding up to 30 new jobs to the local economy, state officials announced Wednesday. The firm has its headquarters in Illinois.

The company, which specializes in creating custom ingredients, will install new machinery and equipment and add at least 50,000 square feet to its current facility, supporting the creation of up the jobs and retention of 275 positions, officials said. The company plans to break ground on the project next spring; the project cost is roughly $35 million.

“Our business continues to grow in Upstate New York and this expansion will allow us to serve the needs of our expanding customer base,” said Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods, in a statement.  “Making ‘better for you’ products and ingredients in a modern facility, with a competitive structure and workforce, will insure and protect our future. We welcome the assistance of the State of New York and Wayne County as we secure the economic viability of our region together.”

Empire State Development Corp. offered the firm up to $700,000 in Excelsior tax credits in return for job creation. The town of Williamson also received $450,000 through the Community Development Block Grant to support the company’s expansion and the company also received funding and assistance from Wayne County.

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