Congressman Thomas M. Reynolds (R-Clarence) today delivered $241,000 to the City of Lockport for a development project that will bring a new business to the area and will likely lead to the creation of more than 30 local jobs. The funding, provided through the Small Cities Community Development program, will be used by a local manufacturer, RubberForm Recycled Products, to develop a 16,100 square foot site in the City of Lockport.
“This funding will help create solid, high-quality manufacturing jobs here in Lockport,” Reynolds said. “Manufacturing has always been an important part of Western New York’s economy. The arrival of this new business and the jobs that it will create will provide a boost to our area’s economy.”
RubberForm Recycled Products, which designs and manufactures a variety of rubber products primarily from the shredding of old tires, will use the money to purchase production machinery and equipment. The company is moving into a vacated industrial building in Lockport and will likely add 30 new jobs in Lockport.
The funding was secured through the Small Cities Community Development Program at the federal level and was allocated to Lockport by the Governor’s Office for Small Cities, which is New York State’s administrative agency for the Small Cities Program. The Small Cities Program provides grants to smaller communities to create jobs and expand business opportunities, among other goals.
“New businesses and sustained investment in our local economy means more opportunities and a stronger economic future for the hard-working families of Western New York,” Reynolds said. “This project will create jobs and add positive momentum to our area’s economy. “