LIMA – New York State is giving a $315,000 grant to the Town of Lima to assist the expansion of Bristol ID Technologies, a local powerhouse in card manufacturing.
According to a press release from New York State, the grant will help Bristol purchase machinery and equipment as part of their 8,000-square foot building expansion and the acquisition of high volume machinery and equipment that designed for improved efficiency and a substantial increase in capacity and output. The press release said that the project will create 21 full-time jobs over two years, with 17 to benefit low to moderate income persons, and inject more than $5.3 million into the local economy.
“We are thrilled to be located in a state that values the needs of our business and its continued growth,” said Keith Yeates, CEO of Bristol ID Technologies. “Being a known leader in cutting edge technology tasks us with staying at the forefront of innovative development. We are grateful New York State shares our vision of success and is willing to support us now and into the future.”
Lima Town Supervisor Pete Yendell said that he is happy to see Bristol continue to grow in Lima.
“We thank Governor Cuomo and his team at the Office of Community Renewal for their support of this important project,” said Yendell. “In today’s global economy, Bristol ID could be anywhere in the world; I am so pleased that they continue to invest in Lima and Livingston County.”
Eric Gott, Chairman of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors, said that the Finger Lakes in general are clearly benefiting from state investments like this.
“Bristol Technologies is a great company and we are happy to see it continue to expand and create jobs for Livingston County families,” said Gott. “The county and the entire Finger Lakes region is seeing a resurgence thanks to the state’s investment in projects like this, and we welcome these opportunities to make our communities stronger.”