Grant fuels Fulton expansion plans
The money will go toward an 112,000-square-foot expansion and a $13.9 million capital expansion, Fulton officials said.
“We are grateful for National Grid’s support,” said Kevin LaMontagne, Fulton’s chief financial officer. “Fulton is dedicated to central New York. Our commitment to superior customer service, quality on-site product construction, and globalization of sales has resulted in our strong and continued presence in this region. The grant from National Grid allows us to begin to expand our facilities - this means more business, more customers, and more jobs. We plan to add approximately 50 new jobs in our Pulaski (N.Y.) office over the next five years.”
Nation Grid regional executive Melanie Littlejohn said the utility company was equally excited about the expansion.
“As longtime business partners, National Grid and Fulton have jointly identified job growth in Central New York as a critical issue to address,” said Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid regional executive of Central New York. “National Grid is pleased to provide these funds to help Fulton realize its growth, provide jobs, and sustain the economy. Not only will the community of Pulaski benefit, but so too will the entire region as National Grid continues to make investments in economic development programs to help attract more businesses, residents, and visitors to our area.”
State Assembly member William A. Barclay said the expansion was wonderful news for his district.
“This will not only add jobs to our region but will ensure hundreds of jobs will stay here with this reinvestment,” he said. “I’m pleased Fulton Cos. have received the support from National Grid to help create jobs. The leaders at Fulton Cos. have shown their dedication to this region once again with this expansion.”