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Derrick plans second expansion in less than one year

derrickFor the second time in less than one year, the Derrick Corp. is planning an expansion of its Cheektowaga operations.In its latest expansion proposal, the company wants to add nearly 5,500-square-feet to its testing center.

The $1.1 million project will be subject of a Dec. 29 public hearing, set by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. The ECIDA is offering sales tax breaks for the project and its full board is expected to vote on the incentive package when it meets in January.

The expansion follows one that began earlier this year when Derrick added a 31,200-square-foot wing to its Duke Road plant. The addition houses corporate research, development and engineering functions.The expansion comes three years after the company invested $20 million to adding 123,555-square-feet to its plant. Derrick now has 333,300-square-feet at the Cheektowaga facility and employs nearly 400 workers.

Derrick Manufacturing, a company that produces components for the gas, oil and mining industries.Company officials could not be reached for comment.Derrick Corp. was founded in 1951 and makes a very of components including centrifuges and vibrating screens for the mining, oil and gas industries.
Original posted by James Fink Buffalo Business First Reporter-Buffalo Business First

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