IEC Electronics to expand, create 150 jobs
IEC Electronics Corp. will expand operations through its purchase and subsequent renovation of an 86,000-square foot facility in the town of Chili. The move will create 150 new full-time jobs.
“This significant investment by IEC shows Monroe County is competitive on a national stage and continues to attract interest from manufacturers and other businesses due, in no small part, to our highly-skilled and expert workforce,” said Monroe County Executive Adam Bello. “Monroe County is a great place to do business, and I am proud to support the redevelopment of this space in the town of Chili. I thank IEC Electronics for recognizing our commitment to business growth and thank COMIDA for its continued support of this county’s economic expansion and advanced technology, engineering, and manufacturing projects that utilize our proficient local workforce.”
IEC recently received approval for sales tax and mortgage recording tax exemptions from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency for this project.
“We are very excited about the acquisition of an additional facility in Monroe County,” said Jeffrey Schlarbaum, President & CEO of IEC Electronics. “This location will serve to consolidate our specialty metals operation along with an expanded electronic assembly operation. We believe this facility will provide the ideal footprint and location to support our growing customer demand and more importantly, provide us access to a larger pool of qualified resources to support, what we believe will be, ongoing double-digit organic growth.”
IEC Electronics Corp., based in Newark, Wayne County, provides advanced electronic manufacturing services to leading technology companies that produce life-saving and mission critical products in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and medical sectors. The company considered many locations but deliberately opted to expand its footprint in the Rochester region, effectively establishing a Rochester area campus with its new westside location at 50 Jetview Drive.
The new facility is expected to complement IEC’s brand new, state-of-the-art headquarter facility in Newark. IEC is eager to tap into a much deeper, highly qualified labor pool in Monroe County. Renovations are expected to begin in March 2021 and business operations are expected to begin by July 2021. Career fairs and hiring events are expected to occur in the April through May timeframe.
“Access to a talented workforce was a critical factor in IEC Electronics’ decision to expand in Rochester, NY,” said Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise. “Greater Rochester Enterprise helped IEC Electronics connect with local partners, identify facilities and other resources to help accelerate the company’s growth plans.”