New York State Sen. Rob Ortt released the following statement on Friday:
“The news that OxyChem will close down their manufacturing facility is a tremendous blow to our region’s economy. This facility has provided Western New Yorkers with good-paying jobs for more than a century, but they are unfortunately the latest victim to the unfavorable business climate and high cost of doing business in New York state.
“My office has been in touch with city, county and state officials on the immediate need to help the 150 hardworking Western New Yorkers who will lose their jobs due to this closure.
“This is a sad day for Western New York, and the state as a whole.”