Bridgestone facility expected to create 89 jobs in Town of Wheatfield

TOWN OF WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) — Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday that a new Bridgestone Automotive Parts Manufacturing Company facility will be built in the Niagara County town of Wheatfield.

The Bridgestone Corporation is the largest manufacturer of tires and rubber in the world. The company seeks to invest $13.6 million in a 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility.

Cuomo says the facility will be built on an 11-acre site at Vantage International Point industrial park on Inducon Parkway. It is expected to create 89 jobs over five years’ time.

“This new facility will create jobs and bring private investment and economic opportunity throughout the region,” Governor Cuomo said. “I am proud to welcome Bridgestone APM to Niagara and I look forward to seeing the manufacturing sector continue to thrive in Western New York for years to come.”

The project is also expected to receive up to $1.2 million in Excelsior tax credits from Empire State Development Corporation.

Niagara County Industrial Development Agency Chairman Henry M. Sloma said, “The NCIDA successfully competed with other counties and was able to be a part of an incentive package that attracted a company that will provide 89 people with good paying jobs. Our international location and aggressive attraction efforts will continue to bring companies to Niagara County.”

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