Baldwin Richardson Foods will retain 275 positions and add 30 more

MACEDON — Custom ingredient maker Baldwin Richardson Foods will expand operations in Wayne County, according to an announcement Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The company will install new machinery and equipment and add at least 50,000 square feet to its current facility as part of the close to $35 million project. The governor’s office said this will create up to 30 new jobs and retain 275 positions.

"Our business continues to grow in upstate New York and this expansion will allow us to serve the needs of our expanding customer base,” said Eric Johnson, president and CEO of the company.

Empire State Development offered up to $700,000 in Excelsior tax credits in return for job-creation commitments. The town of Williamson received $450,000 through the Community Development Block Grant program to assist the company, which also received funding and assistance from Wayne County.

"New York is proud to support Baldwin Richardson Foods as it creates new, quality jobs for hard-working men and women across the region, while strengthening the local economy," Cuomo said.

Baldwin Richardson Foods develops and manufactures custom ingredients, including sauces, syrups, condiments, flavored beverage syrups and flavor bases.

The company plans to begin the project in spring 2018.