Techfibers sews $3M investment in Rotterdam

Former VStream facility gets new tenant, around 30 new jobs

— “When we learned that this company was considering sites at a number of northeastern and midwestern states, we worked very hard to show them why Schenectady County was the top choice,” Gillen said in a statement. “With this announcement today we achieve another strategic goal for Rotterdam by bringing a solid manufacturing company into the former VStream building.”

George Quayle, director at James Cropper PLC, said he was impressed with the county’s business friendly environment and the state’s commitment to building a technology center. The sites ability for the company to expand, said Quayle, was a strong factor to picking the location.

“We believe that the region’s technology base, both industrial and educational, provide possible business synergies as well as a population to draw talent from,” Quayle said in a statement. “Further, the Upstate New York region is also known for its papermaking companies and these skills will be very useful when the time comes for us to setup and run our technical paper line.

Rotterdam Supervisor Harry Buffardi praised the project as an economic booster for the town.

“This project means new jobs and new investment in Rotterdam,” Buffardi said.

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