SANBORN, N.Y. -- Bridgestone APM Company has opened a newly constructed, 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility that will bring almost 90 jobs to Western New York, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.
The project broke ground less than a year ago and is located on an about 11-acre site in Vantage International Point industrial Park, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn, a hamlet of Wheatfield, N.Y.
Officials from the governor's office say the new facility is projected to create 89 new jobs within the next five years.
"Bridgestone APM Company's move to Western New York underscores the state's commitment to the region and its growing manufacturing sector," Cuomo said.
Senator Robert G. Ortt of the 62nd Senate District said there are many reasons he believes Niagara County is an attractive location for companies such as Bridgestone. He said these reasons include a strong workforce, its proximity to Canada and organizations that can support a new company coming in, such as the Niagara County IDA.
"They feel there is a lot of good talent pool, especially for manufacturing and those kinds of jobs," he said.
He also said the creation of almost 90 new jobs, from a company recognized world-wide and based in Japan, is certainly a welcome benefit for the county.
"It's a very exciting day for Niagara County to bring a global brand right here," he said.
Bridgestone APM Company creates automotive parts including anti-vibration products, energy absorption pads and interior cushions. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, which is located in Tokyo, Japan and opened for business in 1987, according to its website.