Sono-Tek Corp., a developer and manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems, has announced plans to expand its facilities in the Ulster County hamlet of Milton.
The proposed expansion will involve changing warehouse and office space into high-tech manufacturing facilities. The project will involve the purchase of manufacturing equipment, including a precision laser welder, advanced machinery and equipment to support a new 6-axis robotics product line. Sono-Tek added that the project will result in the creation of six new full-time positions.
The company is budgeting this endeavor between $550,000 and $650,000. To help finance the expansion, Sono-Tek will be receiving $150,000 of tax credit incentive from Empire State Development (ESD) over a 10-year period and a $100,000 grant from Central Hudson Gas & Electric upon the completion of the project.
“This is an exciting time in the history of Sono-Tek,” company President Steve Harshbarger said. “We anticipate company growth in conjunction with expansion of our knowledge-based workforce. Participation from ESD and Central Hudson has allowed Sono-Tek to focus this expansion locally to the Hudson Valley. Upon completion of this expansion, Sono-Tek expects that several high-tech manufacturing operations that we presently outsource will be completed in our New York facility.”