BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Hundreds of jobs are coming to Blockville, in the southern tier. Empire Specialty Cheese Company will take over the former AFA Foods Plant. The move is expected to create about 200 new jobs.
The project involves building renovation and the purchase of new machinery and equipment. It is expected to retain 46 full-time, permanent employees and will gradually add 204 new jobs over five years.
“Empire Specialty Cheese Co. first found success as a small manufacturer of cheese and is now expanding its product line to multiple private labels. Its success is bringing job opportunities to hundreds of new employees and “new jobs” are two words that we love to hear,” said Kenneth Adams, Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner in a press release.
The expansion will cost Empire Specialty Cheese more than $6 million. The company processes and packages fresh ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.
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