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Food maker weighs city site

December 4, 2012
MICHAEL ANICH , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - A food company - possibly a sausage manufacturer - may open a business on Harrison Street in the city and hire about a dozen people.

"It may be announced soon, if not this month, in the month of January," Mayor Dayton King said Monday.

Local officials say they are close to finalizing a deal with the business.

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A food company may open at this site on Harrison Street in Gloversville, officials say.

Dustin Swanger, chairman of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Directors, said officials are "close to a deal" with the company.

Neither King nor Swanger would identify the exact business, although Swanger referred to it as "food business."

The CRG said in June it was pursuing a sausage manufacturer for Gloversville, although neither King nor Swanger would confirm the Harrison Street project involved a sausage maker.

Other sources connected with the city say the new business will be a sausage company and will be opening in an empty building at 20 Harrison St. at the northern part of the Glove Cities Industrial Park.

In June, CRG President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Reese said

his agency started preliminary discussions with a sausage producer last fall.

He said the company originally was looking anywhere in Fulton County, but then targeted Gloversville for a "fairly small operation."

Swanger said Monday the food company wants to move into an "existing" Gloversville building.

"The company has looked at the building a couple of times," he said.

King said Monday the food company is not one of the two companies he mentioned to the Gloversville Common Council a few weeks ago.

At a Nov. 13 meeting, he told his council two companies near Dallas, Texas, are interested in moving their offices to the city. He said those companies want to expand to the Northeast.

King said one business is looking for 2,500 square feet of office space, and the second wants 25,000 square feet of warehouse space.

He said one of the companies is an online magazine and the other is a distribution center. He said both companies combined would create about 30 jobs.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at johnstown@leaderherald.com.

 
 

 

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