Despite Lay-offs Pall Trinity Pressing Ahead With $9 Million R&D Facility in Cortlandville
While local water filter manufacturer Pall Trinity announced earlier this week that the company is idling nearly 30 employees, the company is still moving ahead with a $9 million dollar project to grow its research and development facility in Cortlandville.
On Monday, Pall Trinity informed 29 employees that they were being layed off, company officials pointed to softening in demand for the company’s products including the municipal water systems market.
Despite the job cuts Pall is still moving forward with plans for the Pall Finger Lakes Center of Excellence Research and Development at the company’s facility on Route 281.
Pall is renovating the facility and adding on; the company received $800 thousand dollars in state funds to support the project, which is expected to create 18 new jobs.
County I-D-A Director Gary VanGorder says the job losses are unfortunate and is hopeful the displaced workers can return to the company as market demand picks back up, but he remains optimistic about the company’s plans and continued investment in Cortland County.
In addition to the state funds Pall is investing $8.8 million in the research facility.