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START-UP NY Brings New Business to Syracuse

Windsor Wood USA to operate in tax-free area linked to ESF
1/29/2015

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that 18 more businesses will expand or locate in New York state as a result of START-UP NY, including one affiliated with ESF.

These 18 companies are projected to invest more than $12 million and have committed to create at least 295 new jobs over the next five years in tax-free areas sponsored by ESF, the University at Buffalo, SUNY Canton, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Schenectady County Community College, Plattsburgh State University and Stony Brook University.

"Today is another example of how START-UP NY is providing a critical boost to local economies across the State," Governor Cuomo said. "By offering new companies the opportunity to operate tax-free alongside our first-class universities and talented workforce, this program is attracting significant private sector investments and creating hundreds of new jobs for New Yorkers. I am proud to welcome these latest companies under the START-UP NY banner, and I look forward to seeing them grow and thrive in the Empire State well into the future."

This latest group of companies joining the program brings the total number of businesses participating in START-UP NY to 73, representing commitments to create more than 2,400 new jobs and invest more than $104 million in communities throughout the state. The START-UP NY businesses expanding in or locating to the Empire State will create jobs in several key industries, including biotechnology research and development, advanced manufacturing, advanced medical equipment, information technology, and systems and software development.

The company opening in Syracuse is Windsor Wood USA, LLC, a new manufacturer of proprietary wood products. The company will apply a "black box" process to hardwoods to create a stronger, more flexible, and virtually unbreakable wooden material that will be used in a variety of manufacturing applications, including sports-related products (wooden bats, lacrosse sticks, field hockey sticks, etc.), lifestyle products, architectural mill work products, auto interiors and others. The company will locate to the Salina Industrial Powerpark, and create 40 net new jobs while investing $2.2 million.

Others joining the START-UP NY program are: ACV Auctions, Inc.; Adirondack Operations, LLC; Anschel Technology, Inc.; Asana Medical, Inc.; Aset Therapeutics, LLC; AzurRx BioPharma, Inc.; Cloud62, Inc.; Energy Intelligence, LLC; Eye-in Media; Genetesis, LLC; HemoGenyx, LLC; Infonaut Holdings, Inc.; KeepUp, Inc.; LED Spirit, Inc.; NE Innovation, LLC; Raland Therapeutics, Inc.; and SureDone, Inc.

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams said, "With 18 more businesses joining Governor Cuomo's START-UP NY program, we already have commitments from companies to create thousands of new jobs throughout New York State. By improving the business climate and facilitating innovative public private partnerships, START-UP NY is proving to be a powerful tool for fostering economic development and that's good news for all New Yorkers."

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, "Governor Cuomo's START-UP NY program has positioned SUNY as the most innovative and attractive academic partner for businesses across the country. This significant expansion is further proof that New York's unique potential to train tomorrow's workforce and bring technological and industrial innovations to scale from Buffalo to Brooklyn is an economic recipe for success. We look forward to working with the Governor to continue to provide our students and faculty with the experiences, jobs, and research opportunities they need to help carry the Empire State into the new global economy."

Anyone interested in informaiton about the company can send an email to windsor@prakashsuthar.com or contact the company by mail at:
Windsor Wood USA LLC
217 Baker Laboratory
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210