"Through the Southern Tier Soaring plan, we have laid the groundwork that allows a major manufacturer like Unison to expand operations, create new jobs and deepen its commitment to this region."
Founded in 1980, Unison is a supplier to engine and airframe programs, providing advanced performance solutions for a wide variety of markets including commercial aviation, military aviation, space, power generation, oil and gas, and transportation.
In order to encourage Unison to invest $28.9 million in its Southern Tier facility, New York offered a Southern Tier Soaring Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant of up to $4.23 million, which is performance-based and tied to project commitments.
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Unison's expansion is indicative of the Southern Tier's strengths in manufacturing and research and development, which are major economic drivers for the region.
Dan Ketchum, General Manager of the Unison Industries-Norwich Site said, "We are excited about the growth in the Unison Industries facility here in Norwich with the support from New York and Empire State Development.
Southern Tier REDC Co-Chairs Tom Tranter, President & CEO of Corning Enterprises and Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University said, "We want to thank Governor Cuomo for his efforts to support Upstate, and to also acknowledge Southern Tier Soaring's successful blueprint for economic growth - together they are contributing to a future of continued opportunity for the region and for companies like Unison."