Johns Says ReChargeNY’s Second Round Of Contracts Will Add And Protect Over 3K Jobs Regionally

June 28, 2012

Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C-Webster) is thrilled to announce that the second round of ReCharge NY contract agreements have been made between five regional companies who plan on creating and retaining over three thousand area jobs. Early in his career as a freshman assemblyman, Johns helped to enact the ReChargeNY program, which offers low-cost energy to companies in return for job retention and creation.

“The Rochester area is one of the few upstate metro areas that are far exceeding job growth expectations – and today’s announcement of ReCharge NY contracts that will retain and grow over three thousand jobs locally will only help keep our economy thriving,” said Johns. “I knew that many companies in our state were struggling to grow amid challenges like rising energy costs, so that’s why I supported ReChargeNY very early on as a tool we could use in economic recovery.”

Five companies in the Rochester region, Celmet, Epp Team, Inc., Flower City Print, Inc., Sutherland Global Services, Inc. and XLI Corporation, received ReChargeNY contract agreements from the New York Power Authority (NYPA). In return, these companies pledged to keep and grow 3,676 jobs in the area. To qualify for ReChargeNY, these companies had to commit to job creation or retention and also invest capital into their own company.

Johns has proven himself to be a partner in the Rochester Region’s economic recovery by saying yes to ReCharge NY, $36 million in economic development funds and $32 million to get people back to work repairing crumbling roads and bridges. In less than two years, these items were accomplished by the assemblyman and he’s still investigating ways to boost the area’s economic growth.