TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Virginia company plans to build a $18.7 million home in the Town of Tonawanda, after the Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved a $5.1 million tax abatement package. The ECIDA approved the package for Wythe Will Tzetzo, LLC, a food company in a new commerce center.
The company, which currently employs 165 full-time workers and 105 part-time workers, plans to add 20 full-time positions and 30 part-time staffers when the facility opens.
The facility will serve as the company's headquarters and production and warehouse center. The 310,000 square-foot facility will be home to a national packager and distributor of candy, confections and specialty foods, including Ghirardelli, Godiva, Jelly Belly and Harry and David.
The company gained Erie County ties in 2011 when Wythe Will bought Tzetzo Brothers, Inc., a local confectionery company founded in 1904. It will retain operations and manufacturing facilities in Virginia, California and Tennessee.
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