TONAWANDA, N.Y. — The expansion of a Tonawanda manufacturer is set to create 72 jobs.

Viatran, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial measuring instruments located at 199 Firetower Drive, will undergo a $1.5 million expansion. The project would bring the company's total employment to 127 people.

"With access to production facilities located around the world, Viatran was especially pleased to be able to focus our expansion here in Western New York," said Kevin Cornacchio, Viatran Corporation president. "While there are a lot of attractive places to invest, we concluded that no other location could match the talent pool that we have here."

The project is being supported by $600,000 in Excelsior Tax Credits from Empire State Development.