One of Yates County’s largest employers will be increasing its workforce slightly, while expanding its physical presence in a big way.
State and local officials announced Tuesday that KanPak, a producer of dairy and coffee-based products, will add 195,000 square feet of space to its existing warehouse facility. That will create up to 15 new jobs, putting KanPak’s total employment at more than 200.
KanPak is investing almost $21 million in the project. Company officials expect the Horizon Park expansion to be complete next summer.
Empire State Development (ESD) is providing up to $600,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job creation commitments. ESD also is providing a $150,000 capital grant, and Yates County is providing incentives.
“We are very thankful to have KanPak and their parent company, Golden State Foods, in Yates County,” said Steve Griffin, CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, adding that the Golden State Foods Foundation has made multiple investments in local organizations. “Their significant investment continues to build on the nearly 30-percent growth in manufacturing jobs and 20-percent growth in total jobs Yates County has experienced since 2000.”