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Two South County Companies Look To Expand

Two south county companies are combined looking to add more than 75 new staff with planned expansions using state grants.

JAMESTOWN CONTAINER

CORPORATION

The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation has announced that Jamestown Container Corporation has been selected to receive a $500,000 funding award for a planned $1.6 million project at its Falconer facility. Jamestown Container will upgrade the Falconer site’s manufacturing and distribution operations, make facility repairs and equipment upgrades, and conduct certain remediation activities.

The money is coming from the New York State’s Office of Community Renewal through a Community Development Block Grant.

According to CREDC officials, the state will fund a portion of the machinery and equipment, as well as provide for working capital costs associated with the project. Jamestown Container will retain 76 full-time employees, and will hire 21 new full-time employees as a result of the investment.

The company website states that Jamestown Container Companies has been designing expert packaging solutions for customers since 1956. Their mission is to “provide our customers with creative, cost effective, quality packaging products and solutions that meet and exceed their expectations.”

JAMESTOWN ADVANCED PRODUCTS

The CREDC also announced that Jamestown Advanced Products will receive a $750,000 OCR funding award that will be invested in a new division of operations, toward a $3 million investment at its town of Ellicott location. This funding is also coming from the state Office of Community Renewal.

According to the CREDC, Jamestown Advanced Products recently created a Homestead Implements Division, specializing in the manufacture of high-quality 3-point and front-end loader tractor attachments. The company will introduce a new line of implements, specifically engineered for tractor dealers. New machinery, equipment, inventory, and parts will be purchased, with OCR funds to be used toward the machinery and equipment costs. Jamestown Advanced Products will increase its workforce to meet customer demand and expand its product line, creating an estimated 55 new full-time equivalent jobs.

According to the company website, Jamestown Advanced Products began in 1987 as a fabrication shop started by Jon Wehrenberg. In 1995, the company began manufacturing a line of campground and park products. Today in addition to its park, recreation and campground equipment, the company offers custom sheet and plate fabrications, and electro-static powder coating services.

The CREDC was required to give approval to both grants, which it did unanimously in both cases. The village of Falconer also approved the grant for Jamestown Container Corporation and the town of Ellicott approved the grant for Jamestown Advanced Products.

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