Rochester Precision Optics is adding more than 20,000 square-feet to its facility in the Town of Henrietta and plans to add 200 new jobs as it does so, according to the governor’s office.
As part of the expansion, the state says it is offering $1 million in a Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative Grant and an additional $2 million through the state’s tax credit program, if the company meets job creation goals.
The expansion will allow the company to “increase production across the company’s plastics, glass, coating, diamond turning and IT divisions.” The company is also adding an infrared research and development company that it acquired in May.
“By actively engaging with the private sector and incentivizing growth, companies like Rochester Precision Optics continue to expand their operations in New York, strengthening regional economies and creating good-paying jobs across the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “This expansion project is a testament to the unique assets of the Finger Lakes and to the Finger Lakes Forward plan which is fostering innovation and transforming the region.” — ROCHESTER FIRST