A UK manufacturer is to build a 240,000 square foot facility at STAMP Science & Technology Advanced Man in Western New York.
GENESEE COUNTY, NY — On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that a British manufacturer has chosen WNY as the destination for its new manufacturing facility.
Edwards Vacuum specializes in vacuum and reduction equipment for the semiconductor industry and is part of the Atlas Copco group.
The company has chosen Western New York Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) in Genesee County as the location for its new $319 million dry pump manufacturing plant in the United States, according to the press release.
“This major investment from Edwards Vacuum builds on our momentum to make New York a leader in semiconductor manufacturing,” Hochul said. “On the heels of Micron’s $100 billion commitment to Central New York, along with New York’s Green CHIPS legislation and the federal CHIPS and Science Act, we are better positioned than ever to make New York a global hub for advanced manufacturing and attracting jobs. from the future. I am delighted to welcome Edwards Vacuum to Genesee County and look forward to working with them, as well as our local, state and federal partners, as they come to New York.
STAMP is a 1,250-acre mega site for green manufacturing growth in New York City and provides high-capacity, low-cost renewable electricity in a strategic location in the Buffalo-Rochester Tech Corridor.
According to the press release, STAMP is positioned to accelerate the growth of New York’s semiconductor manufacturing, advanced manufacturing and renewable energy manufacturing industries.
“The CHIPS And Science Act is valid again for upstate New York,” Schumer said. “I am thrilled to announce that Edwards Vacuum, a major player in the semiconductor supply chain, will soon power Genesee County with a $300 million+ facility and 600 high-paying jobs! From Micron’s major investment in central New York and Wolfspeed’s new factory in Marcy to an imminent start in the Hudson Valley and GlobalFoundries building a new factory in the Capital Region, and now Edward energizes our semiconductor supply chain at the STAMP site in western New York, upstate becomes the global hub for the chip industry. I told the top brass at Edwards Vacuum last month that there was no better place to locate a new factory than STAMP and I’m glad they answered my call. With my CHIPS and Science Act as a lightning rod, we are now seeing a flow of energy into upstate manufacturing like never before, and this investment will further reinforce that the future of microchips will be built with manufactured products in the United States, made by workers in New York. .”
According to the press release, Phase I will include manufacturing, warehouse and administration. Edwards Vacuum said it will provide in-house training and education, enabling each employee to explore and advance their career opportunities.
The company said it is committed to recruiting entry-level employees from disadvantaged communities and partnering with existing community recruitment and training programs, to provide both soft and hard skills that will provide employment opportunities that were not available in these communities before.