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Moog plans $32.6 million expansion with 42 new jobs

Moog Inc. plans a $32.6 million expansion at its Elma manufacturing campus that will create 42 jobs.

The motion control equipment maker will add 95,000 square feet to its Jamison Road facility.

A driving force for the expansion is Moog's work to support the U.S. military's Joint Strike Fighter, which is moving into higher production numbers, said Ann Luhr, a Moog spokeswoman.

"They're basically in pretty cramped quarters over there," Luhr said.

The company has not yet set a timetable for the construction.

Howard Zemsky, president of Empire State Development, said Moog's expansion fits the region's push to develop more good-paying jobs in the advanced manufacturing industry and the push to create good-paying jobs for people with math, science and technology skills.

"We've been working with them for some time," Zemsky said.

The state is working on an incentive package with Moog, but it has not been finalized.

Moog filed an application for incentives for the project with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. The ECIDA will hold a public hearing on the company's request at 11 a.m. on Feb. 21 at the Elma Town Hall.

Moog employs about 2,600 people in the Buffalo Niagara region. A year ago, Moog disclosed plans for a $12 million expansion that would add 100 jobs over five years, related to manufacturing and testing work for space propulsion products. That project has been delayed, Luhr said.

News Business reporter David Robinson contributed to this report.

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