Graham Corp. to renovate, expand operations in Batavia
Vacuum and heat transfer manufacturer Graham Corp. is planning a more than $2 million renovation and expansion in Batavia, Empire State Development officials said.
The company is converting its current warehouse space on Florence Avenue in Batavia into office and lab space and has constructed additional warehouse and manufacturing space which will allow the company to double the size of its welding training program. As a result of the expansion, the company plans to create up to 10 new jobs;291 jobs are being retained. Now underway, Graham expects to complete the expansion in by the end of the year.
“Graham Corporation’s decision to grow in Genesee County will expand its onsite training program, create new high-tech manufacturing jobs and reflects the success of our continued laser-focused strategy to support and revitalize the Finger Lakes economy,” said Eric Gertler, Empire State Development acting commissioner and president & CEO-designate,
Headquartered in Batavia since 1936, Graham designs and builds vacuum and heat transfer equipment for process industries and energy markets worldwide. Graham equipment enables its customers to produce synthetic fibers, chemicals, petroleum products, electric power, processed food, pharmaceutical products, paper, steel, fertilizers, and many other products that are used every day by people around the globe.
“The Graham Corporation is respected worldwide for high quality made-to-order equipment. We have operated from our headquarters in Batavia since our earliest beginnings and continue to offer challenging and rewarding careers,” said Graham President & CEO James Lines. “Today’s global competition is fierce so we need to continue to innovate and extend our competences in new and exciting ways in order to thrive. We remain committed to our Upstate New York campus and value the support of Empire State Development and Genesee County to take full advantage of the growth opportunities before us.”
ESD is assisting Graham Corporation with the expansion plan with up to $250,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for its job creation commitment. Genesee County is also assisting with the project.