New Investment in Tompkins Metal Finishing
Written by Dan Fischer on June 12, 2019
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced its investment in the continued growth of Tompkins Metal Finishing, Inc. located in Batavia, Genesee County. As part of the industrial plating company’s modernization project, it has installed a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and recycling system at its Apollo Drive Location. The updated system will reduce water usage by as much at 80 percent. The facility upgrade will allow the company to add another shift, resulting in the creation of up to 10 new jobs; 100 jobs will be retained, 30 of which had been at risk.
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “Tompkins Metal Finishing’s decision to continue its expansion in Genesee County reflects the success of our strategic support for growing and revitalizing the Upstate economy, especially by adding jobs and opportunity.”
To help ensure Tompkins Metal Finishing Inc. continued success, ESD is providing the company with up to $150,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job creation commitments. Tompkins Metal Finishing, Inc. is investing $900,000 in the facility upgrade which they expect to be completed by the end of 2019.
Tompkins Metal Finishing Inc. President Allen Tompkins said, “Without this tax credit it would have been much more difficult to invest the $ 900,000 in our state- of-the-art wastewater treatment and water recycling system. This new system and the investment from ESD will allow us to continue our growth in Genesee County and will allow us to recycle our water for years to come.”
Established in 1955, Tompkins Metal Finishing, Inc. is operating in a new state-of- the-art 65,000 square foot facility. In addition to offering its customers high-quality products, Tompkins Metal Finishing, Inc. owns a fleet of trucks, allowing them to deliver those products efficiently to customers throughout Western New York. They service clients in the aerospace, communications, transportation, electronics, optical, medical, machine, defense and protype fields.