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Victor-based Han-Tek moving into former GM plant in Honeoye Falls

Victor-based construction equipment firm Han-Tek is moving into the former GM plant in Honeoye Falls, ending five years of vacancy at the plant, the company announced Thursday.

The research and development plant on Carriage Street, which was shuttered after the closing announcement in 2012, employed more than 200 people and focused on emerging technology research for the U.S. vehicle manufacturing giant. But when GM moved that work to a facility in Pontiac, Michigan, the village of Honeoye Falls lost those jobs and the walking traffic that came with them.

“After the departure of General Motors some five years ago, the Carriage Street properties have been vacant and have left a gap in our community,” said Village Mayor Richard Milne in a release Thursday. “We are excited to have businesses moving to the Village and are happy to have Han-Tek become part of our community.”

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