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Site plan review for Edwards Vacuum up for consideration by County Planning Board on Thursday

By Howard B. Owens
Edwards Vacuum site plan

The Genesee County Planning Board will consider a site plan review and final property subdivision for Edward Vacuum, $319 million dry pump manufacturing facility in WNY STAMP in Alabama.

The manufacturing facility will be 236,000 square feet and sit on a 50-acre parcel.  Construction, by GEIS Companies of Streetsboro, Ohio, will require 47 acres to be disturbed.

The plant will be constructed on Crosby Drive, north of Stamp Drive, and will connect with a proposed Edward Lane on the east.

Construction will include a parking lot with 300 spaces.

Part of the site plan review includes an environmental review, including how stormwater runoff is being handled.  The system will include detention ponds on site.

There is a possible wetland on the site, but the possible wetland is isolated and will be avoided in construction.

The dry pump manufactured at the plant is a critical component in semiconductor manufacturing and Edwards will be part of the supply chain in semiconductor manufacturing in the Albany area.

The plant is expected to employ more than 300 people.  Edwards is expected to receive a sales tax exemption on construction of $4.34 million and a 20-year property tax abatement of $12.85 million through the Genesee County Economic Development Center.

The Genesee County Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday at County Building #2.

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