posted on August 02, 2012 16:34
Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Batavia Thursday to check on the progress of the new Mueller-Pepsi factory.
The governor was accompanied by the CEO of Pepsico Indra Nooyi. She said the plant in the GeneseeCountyAgri-businessPark is being built at record speed.
“We love being here, the GeneseeCounty people have to be given a lot of credit the way they brought the forces of the county together to get everything get expedited in such a short time. I think they’re a real text book example on how to attract people into the community,” Nooyi.
Top brass of the German company Mueller were also in town, Both Pepsi and Muller have teamed up to produce yogurt.The project cost is pegged at 206-million dollars.
Governor Cuomo said he sees a growing market for the product to be made in Batavia.
“I especially want to thank and applaud GeneseeCounty, which did a great job in organizing government and bring it to the table. GeneseeCounty did a great job! It was my honor to partner with them as a State government, to Genesee County congradulations on a big win today," said Cuomo.
Construction of the 350-thousand square foot facility began earlier this year. When completed, the plant is expected to employ 186 workers.