ELMA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new initiative by New York State could bring 100 jobs to Erie County, along with a state-of-the-art space propulsion manufacturing test facility.
The new facility, which would be located on Moog’s Elma campus, will cost roughly $12 million to produce, and add to manufacturing in the state. Moog is a space and defense company which makes and tests propulsion systems, satellite components and launch vehicles for both commercial and military entities.
With New York State’s help — to the tune of $3.9 million in tax credits — Moog will be able to create the 35,000 square-foot facility to replace a leased building in Wheatfield. Employees from the Wheatfield facility will be transferred, and the larger space will provide for 100 new jobs.
“This decision will ensure that one of New York’s premiere manufacturing companies remains a leader in the space and defense industries, while creating new jobs and additional investment to western New York,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a release.
County Executive Mark Poloncarz applauded the initiative, saying it will solidify Erie County’s international reputation, encouraging other companies to settle down in the buzzing county.
Moog’s new facility will specifically test space propulsion products that will be used in their space manufacturing initiatives.