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Statement Regarding Lufkin Announcement

Belmont, NY, August 2016 – I was saddened to learn that the employees of Lufkin RMT in Wellsville have been notified that the facility, a division of GE, plans to close by the end of the year. The hearts of the County Legislators go out to the employees and their families. They are our friends and neighbors, and a vital part of our community. These employees are hard-working, skilled men and women that represent Allegany County well in the quality products they produce.  The County has reached out to our federal and state representatives as well as Empire State Development for assistance in retaining these valuable jobs in Allegany County. We will be working through our Development Office as well as our Employment and Training Office to open and explore all options and opportunities.