Pace Electronics plans $4M expansion in Wayne County
Electronics contract manufacturer Pace Electronics plans to expand its operations with a $4 million, 55,000 square-foot facility in the town of Williamson, Wayne County. The company will create 15 new jobs.
“While Pace Electronics has a global reach, this successful company decided to expand in the Finger Lakes based on the region’s top-tier tech and manufacturing talent,” said Eric Gertler, acting commissioner and president and CEO-designate of Empire State Development. The Wayne County project will create new, high-quality jobs that further support New York State’s commitment to growing both the regional and state economy.”
ESD is assisting the project with up to $250,000 in Excelsior Tax Credits. Pace has teamed with regional commercial General Contractor, Taylor – The Builders, for design and construction of the expansion. Estimated completion of the project is slated for the fourth quarter of 2021. The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency and Greater Rochester Enterprise are also assisting with the project.
“While we searched several areas to relocate, the decision to stay in Wayne County was driven by our dedicated long-term employees and the local work force talent. Year over year growth from adding new capabilities and product offerings and most recently the acquisition of Peter Parts Electronics, we have outgrown our current facility and had to lease additional warehousing space,” said Dawn Smith, CEO of Pace Electronics. “The new constructed headquarters will allow us the ability to advance our state-side manufacturing capabilities, warehouse all our products in one facility and give us the space required to increase our workforce.”
Founded in 1969, Pace Electronics works with clients in the medical, industrial controls, automotive, and emergency lighting and safety product industries worldwide. In addition to the Wayne County location, the company, which sources electronic components from the pacific rim, maintains manufacturing facilities in China and Malaysia, a liaison office in Hong Kong and an additional warehouse facility located in San Diego, Calif.
Pace Electronics has been named to the Fortune 500 list of the100 Best Workplaces for Women. Women make up half of the company’s workforce, while 67 percent percent of company executives are women.