Batavia metal company expands, gets tax credits from state

(Photo: Tompkins Metal Finishing)

Batavia, N.Y. (WHAM) - An industrial metal plating company in Batavia plans to expand after receiving tax credits from Empire State Development.

Tompkins Metal Finishing, Inc. received a $150,000 tax credit through ESD to assist with the installation of a new wastewater treatment and water recycling system at its facility on Apollo Drive. The updates are expected to cost approximately $900,000.

Officials said the updated system will reduce water usage by as much at 80 percent. The savings will allow Tompkins Metal Finishing to add another shift, which would create as many as 10 new jobs, according to the company. The tax credits were in exchange for the job creation commitments.

“This new system and the investment from ESD will allow us to continue our growth in Genesee County and will allow us to recycle our water for years to come,” Tompkins Metal Finishing Inc. President Allen Tompkins said

The company builds and ships its metal products to clients in the aerospace, communications, transportation, electronics, optical, medical, machine, defense and protype fields across western New York.