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Dinolfo Announces Job-Creating Projects Approved By Imagine Monroe

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that Imagine Monroe approved assistance for four local economic development projects. These projects are anticipated to retain 477 jobs and create 168 full-time equivalent jobs in Monroe County.

“This month alone, Imagine Monroe is helping to create and retain 645 more jobs for our residents,” said Dinolfo. “We are especially proud that Unither Manufacturing, headquartered in France and whose only location in the United States is in Monroe County, has chosen to expand and create more jobs here. I thank Imagine Monroe for continuing to support my mission to grow more jobs, build better, lower-tax budgets, and support stronger families across our community.”

June 2019 Approved Projects:

Applicant:
Unither Manufacturing, LLC
755 Jefferson Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623

Project Location:
755 Jefferson Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623

Unither Manufacturing, LLC (Unither) is a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer headquartered in France with 6 manufacturing facilities throughout the world. The Monroe County facility is the Company’s only U.S. manufacturing site. Unither produces sterile premeasured single use dosage products at the Town of Henrietta facility. The Company proposes a phased expansion over 5 years, which will involve renovation of 100,000 sq. ft. and a 22,000 sq. ft. building expansion to house 2 specialized production machines, package and warehouse space. Phase 1, will include the construction of the additional sq. ft. for packaging and warehouse space. Future phases will involve the construction of cleanrooms for the production equipment, with potential applications to Imagine Monroe. The total project will create 125 jobs over 3 years. Phase 1 will create 35 to 50 jobs over the next year. The job requirement is 27. The applicant received approval of the Enhanced Jobs Plus PILOT program, sales tax and mortgage recording tax exemptions.

Applicant:
10 Franklin Street, LLC
10 Franklin Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Project Location:
The Vault Rochester, LLC
10 Franklin Street
Rochester, NY 14604

10 Franklin Street, a real estate holding company, proposes to renovate 10 Franklin Street in the Rochester City Center. Two thirds of the building has been vacant for approximately 12 years and in need of repair. Renovations will include a roof replacement, asbestos abatement, HVAC replacement, electrical repairs and window replacements. The second floor will be converted into three apartments, the lower level converted to a fitness studio and leased by The Vault Rochester, LLC. The project is in a distressed census tract. 10 Franklin Street seeks sales and mortgage recording tax exemptions. The tenant, Vault Rochester, LLC, is to receive a sales tax exemption on the purchase of furniture and equipment. The first floor is leased to Villa, an apparel retailer, and will remain a tenant. The project is utilizing the City of Rochester CUE program. The $1.6 million dollar project is projected to create 8 new full-time jobs over the next three years.
Applicant:
Fieldtex Products Inc.
3055 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Project Location:
2921 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Fieldtex Products Inc. (Fieldtex) proposes to purchase and renovate a 129,795 sq. ft. commercial building located on 8.12 acres at 2921 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road in the Town of Henrietta. Founded in 1973, Fieldtex specializes in domestic contract manufacturing, custom sewing services, and the production of soft sided carrying cases and garments for the medical and military markets. The company has expanded to include other medical related divisions Fieldtex Medical and Over The Counter (OTC) Benefit Solutions. Positioned for additional growth, Fieldtex proposes to move from their current location into a new facility located approximately 0.3 miles from their current location. The applicant received approval of JobsPlus property tax abatement, sales and mortgage recording tax exemption. The total project cost is $6,379,910. The job creation requirement is 20.5 full-time jobs over the next three years and Fieldtex projects to create 30 full-time jobs over the next three years.
Applicant:
Claims Recovery Financial Services, LLC
231 East Ave
Albion, New York 14411

Project Location:
1 East Ave
Rochester, New York 14604

Claims Recovery Financial Services, LLC (CRFS), founded in 2002, provides post-default claims management services, primarily for government backed investments. CRFS is headquartered in Albion, NY. The company is expanding into Monroe County to meet their growing demand for services. The expansion will occur in a phased approach occupying 2,500 square feet of leased space in the City of Rochester. The company expects to create 15-20 new full-time positions, over the next year, and projects 50-80 new full-time positions in the next three years with continued growth. CRFS is proposing to purchase networking equipment, desktops, monitors, laptops, and cubicles for their new operations. CRFS has been approved for the GreatRebate program through Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation and today was approved for the EquiPlus program for purchases of $190,000.