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Moog applies for tax break on Wheatfield expansion

Moog Inc., which is planning a $25 million expansion of its space propulsion plant in Wheatfield, applied Wednesday to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency for incentives.

Susan C. Langdon, NCIDA projects and finance manager, saidĀ a 15-year property tax break would go to the owners of Wheatfield Business Park, the former Bell Aerospace plant at Niagara Falls Boulevard and Walmore Road, where Moog leases space. That incentive would apply to two new buildings Moog plans to construct.

Moog would also benefit from a sales tax exemption on building materials and equipment, Langdon said.

Tom Klementowski, Moog's general manager for the site, said 50 new jobs would be added in the next five years, doubling its Wheatfield work force. He said the expansion would be carried out over a four-year period. The company also expects aid from Empire State Development and the New York Power Authority.

After an Aug. 1 public hearing, the NCIDA board is expected to vote on the incentives Aug. 9.

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