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Edwards breaks ground in Wheatfield

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 14th 2010 02:00 pm
Local and company officials get shovel ready for the Edwards groundbreaking. From left are Sam Ferraro, head of Niagara County Department of Economic Development; county legislators Pete Smolinski and Russell Rizzo; Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe; Legislature Chairman William Ross; Henry Sloma, chairman, Niagara County IDA; David Chamberlain, builder; Ron Krisanda, Edwards chief operating manager from the Edwards worldwide offices in the United Kingdom; and Michael Brown, U.S. operations manager. (photo by Walt Bissett)
Local and company officials get shovel ready for the Edwards groundbreaking. From left are Sam Ferraro, head of Niagara County Department of Economic Development; county legislators Pete Smolinski and Russell Rizzo; Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe; Legislature Chairman William Ross; Henry Sloma, chairman, Niagara County IDA; David Chamberlain, builder; Ron Krisanda, Edwards chief operating manager from the Edwards worldwide offices in the United Kingdom; and Michael Brown, U.S. operations manager. (photo by Walt Bissett)
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The Town of Wheatfield, Niagara County IDA and Niagara County Legislature welcomed a new neighbor with the ground-breaking ceremony this month for Edwards, formerly Edwards Vacuum, a company of international presence that will call the Town of Wheatfield its U. S. headquarters.

The United Kingdom-based Edwards by next August expects to house manufacturing, distribution and customer service operations at Vantage International Pointe in Wheatfield, employing more than 100 people. Currently, Edwards has a manufacturing site in Grand Island, a distribution center on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield and customer service center in Massachusetts.

Edwards is a leading global supplier of integrated solutions for the manufacture of semi-conductors, flat panel displays, LED and solar cells. They also are a leader in vacuum technology for industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical, scientific, glass coating and food packaging industries. Edwards employs around 3,000 people worldwide in design, manufacture and support high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment.

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