ONEONTA — A $420,000 grant so Andela Products Inc. can expand into the Richfield Springs Industrial Park leads off the list of grants Otsego Now is hoping to receive in this year’s round of state economic development funding, to be announced Thursday in Albany.
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By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Andela Products and its subsidiary, Ruby Lake Glass, expects to break ground in 2020 on a 100,000-square-foot building on a 40-acre parcel just south of the village owned by Otsego Now, company President Cynthia Andela told a gathering of businesspeople this morning at the Richfield Springs Community Coop.
That will still leave room for a 50,000-square-foot building on the site, which could be used by a single company, or subdivided to accommodate several companies, she said at a session organized by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce.
The 25-year-old company recycles glass, and Ruby Lake colorizes glass that can then be used for crossing stripes and other markings on road pavement. Andela said her company currently has a contract with New York City to stripe pavement; if you’re there, you can see it in the vicinity of the Flatiron Building. The product offers “color, friction and durability,” with resulting stripes withstanding 4-5 years of traffic.
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By PATRICK WAGER • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Andela Products, the glass recycling company, is planning to a $5 million business park on 55-acres south of the village and to increase its workforce by almost 50 percent, company President Cynthia Andela told the Richfield Springs Chamber of Commerce tonight.
“We are a diamond in the rough. We have the energy. We are next to the pipeline,” Andela told 30 people gathered in the Richfield Lanes bowling alley. At another point, she added, “Richfield Springs could be a really nice place for progressive businesses.”