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August 21, 2012

Bombardier to move forward with major expansion

Expansion project to cost nearly $25M

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State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey said the council did a great job to ensure that this globally leading business continues to invest, grow and create jobs in the North Country. 

“Bolstering the manufacturing industry is key to building a stronger regional economy, and Bombardier is, and will continue to be, a major part of that industry,” she said. 

Mayor of Plattsburgh Donald Kasprzak said the strong partnership between Bombardier Transportation and the City of Plattsburgh has been in place for many years and is very important to the region. 

“The commitment and efforts by Governor Cuomo and the North Country Regional Economic Development Council in supporting and awarding Bombardier with a $2.5 million grant to strengthen its position in the transportation sector and to create new jobs in the North Country is very much appreciated,” he said in the release. “I am confident Bombardier will continue to be a solid presence in Plattsburgh for many years to come.”

The Plattsburgh facility opened in 1995 and nearly doubled capacity in 1997. It built a test track on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base in 1999, and expanded that to more than 5,000 feet in 2001.

Email Dan Heath: dheath@pressrepublican.com

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