August 9, 2016
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New Centrotherm Eco Systems Manufacturing Facility to Create 35 New Jobs in Capital Region

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Centrotherm Eco Systems, LLC, moved into their new, expanded manufacturing facility in Albany. Centrotherm, an international advanced energy technology company with representation in more than 50 countries, has already created 22 of the 35 new jobs that will result from the company’s expansion. Centrotherm previously imported components from Europe and outsourced to a manufacturer in Pennsylvania. With this larger location and expanded operations, the company will now manufacture polypropylene vent systems in New York State.

“This expanded facility will bring new, highly skilled jobs and economic resources to the Capital Region,” Governor Cuomo said. “With the lowest manufacturing tax rate since 1917, New York is forging an identity as a national leader in the manufacturing industry. We will continue to invest in the growth and expansion of innovative industries to attract businesses to this region and across the state.”

The new facility is over 47,800 square-feet, which enables Centrotherm to continue operating in the Capital Region by expanding its national and international business. Empire State Development will provide a grant of up to $100,000 to be used for a portion of the cost to purchase new machinery and equipment. In return, Centrotherm will create 35 new jobs, retain 11 current employees, and invest at least $1 million to upgrade the company’s manufacturing operations in Albany.

ESD President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “Centrotherm Eco Systems considered locations in other states and chose to expand manufacturing operations and create new jobs in Albany. We are proud to support Centrotherm’s new and expanded facilities in the Capital Region and look forward to the company’s continued growth and success in the Empire State.”

Centrotherm Eco Systems Vice President of Operations Joel Dzekciorius said, “We are excited to have started production of the InnoFlue® brand of polypropylene flue gas venting in New York State. Centrotherm Eco Systems is proud to announce, principles Martin Wawrla and Centrotec Sustainable A.G., have made a second investment in Centrotherm exceeding $1 million. This second investment increases our production capacity and furthers our commitment to continuous improvement with onsite lean manufacturing training from CEG. This additional investment and expansion would not have been possible without support from Empire State Development.”

Centrotherm has made a number of facility improvements at its new location, including electrical upgrades, a production layout more conducive to lean manufacturing practices, the purchase of a new belling machine, and the installation of permanent racking. Centrotherm recently invested an additional $1.2 million in capital equipment to support workforce training and prepare for increased production of polypropylene piping at the Albany manufacturing facility.

State Senator Neil Breslin said, “The expansion of Centrotherm, an international energy technology company, is further proof that the Capital Region has become a hub of clean energy technology. I applaud Empire State Development for helping to create a business environment that allows good companies like this to expand here.”

Assemblyman John T. McDonald said, “The expansion of Centrotherm Eco Systems in the Capital City of Albany is yet another sign of the continued resurgence of our economy throughout the Capital Region. At a time when unemployment is at record lows and private sector employment is at record highs, it is no surprise that Centrotherm Eco Systems has chosen to not only maintain their presence in New York State but to build upon it for future expansion. Their commitment is due to many components, but it is clear that support of Empire State Development Corporation, in addition to measures proposed by the Governor and supported by the legislature to improve the overall tax climate in the business community, played a significant role in their decision and I appreciate their investment.”

Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan said, “Albany is a high tech center that has become a magnet to businesses such as Centrotherm. Empire State Development's investment in this international company brings more quality manufacturing jobs to the Albany region and is one more example of Gov. Cuomo's commitment to the economic success of the entire region.”

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