John W. Danforth Co. making bigger push into Albany region. Adding 110+ jobs

ALBANY, N.Y. — Mechanical contractor John W. Danforth Co. is preparing to invest $3.6 million and create 110 jobs as the western New York company works to grab a bigger share of the Albany market, Albany Business Review reported.

The 132-year-old company, headquartered in suburban Buffalo, has invested heavily in the Albany area over the past three years. That began with the acquisition of Tougher Industries, a third-generation family business that at one time was the largest mechanical contractor in the region.

Last summer, Danforth also purchased a 60,000-square-foot warehouse and fabrication complex in Halfmoon. Now, the company is getting ready to build a 15,000-square-foot expansion to that building, adding office space and giving the company room to increase employment.

The expansion at 5 Liebich Lane in Halfmoon is expected to increase Danforth’s payroll in the town to $11.85 million within one year after the project is complete. Within two years, employment is expected to reach 185 workers, and payroll is expected to grow to $16.88 million, according to documents filed with the Industrial Development Agency.

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Source: Albany Business Review

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