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January 18, 2019 - 5:58pm

GCEDC issues statement on closing of Alpina plant in Agri-Business park

posted by Howard B. Owens in Alpina Foods, news, business, notify, GCEDC.

Press release:

“The Genesee County Economic Development Center in collaboration with our many public and private sector partners celebrated in bringing Alpina Foods to Genesee County in 2011. Unfortunately, due to the loss of a co-packaging contract, Alpina Foods has made a decision to close its operations at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park.

“While this is extremely disappointing news, the GCEDC will be diligent in marketing and promoting the facility to other agricultural businesses. This was similar to our approach in marketing and promoting a former yogurt manufacturing site, which resulted in bringing HP Hood to our community and with it, further economic investment and eventually the hiring of hundreds of employees.

“We are confident that we will have similar success with the Alpina Foods facility in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park.

“In the meantime, the GCEDC will work with our public and private sector partners to assist displaced workers in any capacity we can.”

Robert Mattice
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If like to know when their tax incentives ended or are due to end... it seems like as soon as the tax breaks end, those plants close or change hands. Can we get rid of the miles of westbound turn lanes to nowhere yet?

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The PILOT is a 10-year agreement. I have not double checked this (I will) but if anything like Muller-Quaker and I imagine that it is, Alpina will be liable for 100 percent of the taxes on the assessed value now.

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Well answered as always, What can you do about the turn lane to nowhere?

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