ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — General Mills is increasing its cereal production in western New York.
A $25 million expansion project includes the purchase of new packaging equipment, upgraded ingredient systems, and the addition of Corn Chex and Honey Nut Chex at the Buffalo plant.
Empire State Development and the New York Power Authority each will give General Mills a $500,000 grant for the expansion. The grants are in addition to 5,100 kilowatts of low-cost hydropower and 500 kilowatts of electricity the plant received from the Power Authority.
The company's Buffalo location currently employs 417 workers and produces Lucky Charms and Cheerios. The plant has milled flour in Buffalo for more than 110 years and is General Mills' oldest cereal plant in the United States.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the expansion on Friday.