FALCONER - County Executive Greg Edwards presented a check totaling $930,500 for an AL Tech Loan to Rand Machine Products, Inc. Accompanied by County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency staff, Edwards talked about how great it was to see Phase I of Rand's long-term expansion plans being completed.
"The Ruhlman family has been a pleasure to work with throughout the process that has taken several years. The last time we visited, there were simply footers in the ground connecting the two buildings on either side, and now we stand in this 10,000 square foot new building designed to support the Mori Seiki-NT-6000 CNC Mill/Turn Center and Coordinate Measuring Machine. This facility, with two new 10 ton cranes installed to support the CNC machine, will allow Rand to work on very large projects. We look forward to seeing Phases II & III completed in the future," Edwards said.
The CNC mill-turn center machine alone is 40-feet-long and 15-feet-wide by 15-feet-high.
Pictured from left: Bill Daly, CCIDA administrative director/CEO; County Executive Greg Edwards, Herm Ruhlman, president Rand Machine; Jason Ruhlman, general manager/engineer Rand Machine; Steve Swanson, Five Star Bank.
Rand Machine Products, Inc. is a custom contract manufacturing service. They machine and assemble all types of products per customer drawings: railroad, pipeline couplings, defense work, mining industry, hospital/ medical equipment, truck/trailer industry, decorative brass hardware and R&D work.
Rand Machine Products, Inc., is located at 2072/ 2088 Allen St. Ext., Falconer. It currently employs 104 full-time employees. This project will create 10 new jobs.
Its total project cost was over $4,600,000. The CCIDA worked closely with Five Star Bank and the New York Business Development Council to put together the financing package.