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Graham to get $500,000 in tax-free incentives

BATAVIA – The Genesee Economic Development Corp. has approved nearly $500,000 in tax-free incentives for the Graham Corp., the city’s largest industry.

Graham, flushed with large increases in sales and revenue this year, is planning a $5.5 million expansion at two of its Batavia facilities.

Graham plans a 12,000-square-foot addition in an open area between two factory sites on Harvester Avenue and a 3,800-square-foot new structure on nearby Florence Street.

The latter will house X-ray equipment where welding in the fabrication process is inspected.

Graham, with more than 300 workers, says it will add 30 jobs over the next three years.

The company, once privately owned, moved from New York City to Batavia in 1942.

It produces pumps, condensers and heat exchange equipment used in oil and petrochemical industries.

It now sells throughout the world, with China being one of its best customers.

James R. Lines, president and CEO, said sales jumped 50 percent as the firm closed its fiscal year March 31.

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