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OR Company Moving Plant From China To NY

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:59am
The Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Disposable flatware maker Trellis Earth Products is moving its manufacturing operations from China to upstate New York, where it will create 189 jobs.

Trellis, with headquarters in Portland, Ore., plans to break ground on an $8 million, 80,000-square-foot facility in the Rochester Technology Park by the end of the summer.

It will make more than 50 million forks, knives and spoons every month, as well as school lunch trays and plates. The company uses an eco-friendly bio-plastic blend that's mostly plant starch.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says Empire State Development will provide $1.5 million in tax credits and a $500,000 grant. Monroe County is committing up to $500,000 in low-interest financing, $50,000 for training and equipment rebates and up to $300,000 in an interest subsidy.

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