United States Gypsum Company is expanding its operations in New York

United States Gypsum Company (USG) is investing $19 million to upgrade its facility located in Genesee County, New York, according to Area Development. USG has had its paper mill operations in Oakfield​,New York, since 1902, and the investment will go toward improving the machinery and utilities at the plant. The facility currently manufactures the "back side" of wallboard, which is a brown paper.

The company will receive financial incentives from the state of New York, according to a statement from the governor's office. USG qualified for tax credits up to $665,000 under the Excelsior Jobs Program and a $400,000 capital grant based on the amount of USG's investment in the community. The company will also receive a grant of $180,000 from New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

This project ensures the company can the 98 employees it currently has at the Oakfield, New York, location and will create 12 new positions, according to Area Development.

"I am excited about USG and the state's investment into the Oakfield plant, which is generating new jobs and providing continuity for its existing employees," Genesee County Legislative Chair Raymond Cianfrini said. "USG and the paper mill have been an integral part of the community for more than 100 years, and I am grateful the Governor recognized the need in our community to ensure the viability of the plant for many more years."

Companies that are expanding and creating new jobs should work with manufacturing recruiters to find the most skilled candidates for their open positions.