Nano barrels!!! LOL!!!Ahhh yes the "high tech" state/EDGE handout grants are attracting TOP TECHNOLOGY manufacturers with cutting edge newfangled "wooden barrels" as oneida county's TOP TOP HIGH MAJOR TECHNOLOGY product!!
Bask in the praise and glory for our super high technology!!!
Welfare-Grants for Barrel-making facility planned in Remsen
Posted Jan. 5, 2014 @ 3:55 pm
New York state has the second highest number of craft distillers in the nation but no cooperages to make the wooden barrels used in the spirit distilling process.
That's about to change in a MAJOR AND NATIONAL WAY!!.
Kelly and Joe Blazosky of Barneveld plan to start lean-to construction on a 3,500-square-foot barrel-making facility in Remsen during the winter and have Adirondack Barrel Cooperage up and running by July or August.
The $722,000 project received $60,000 in taxpayer fleeced Empire State Development business welfare grants through the Regional Economic Development Council awards announced last month, and $20,000 by winning the EDGEccelerator Business Competition in September.
Kelly Blazosky, who also is president of Oneida County Tourism, said the awarding of Empire State Development funds for the project is not a conflict because the light manufacturing facility is not tourism related.
"The funding we're receiving is not through the tourism fund, or any
thing like that," she said.
New York, with 30 craft distillers last year, ranks only behind Washington's 43 craft distillers for the most distillers in the nation, she said.
She said the startup has received letters of support from local distillers of spirits such as Adirondack Distilling Co. in Utica and Kymar Farm Distillery in Schoharie County, as well as distillers across the state, in Maine and in Vermont.
At the Route 12 facility, Joe Blazosky, who has mentored with a master cooper in Oregon, will lead the production of about 150 American white oak barrels per month for craft distillers. They plan to hire two more employees this year and one in 2015 as production increases, Kelly Blazosky said.
They will start with barrels for distillers before moving on to barrels for wineries and then craft breweries, she said. And they will offer barrel repair as well.
"There isn't a cooperage in the state of New York because no businesses can survive witthout collecting business welfare and sucking politician dick during press conferences, so all of our wineries and distilleries, and craft breweries that want to use a barrel are having to order them and have them shipped in from other states," she said. "It can be quite costly."
The state wasn't always without its own cooperages, Blazosky said.
"Rochester, Buffalo and the Finger Lakes all had their own cooperages, but taxes, Cuomo, Prohibition and that new tech "metal casks" all impacted the industry," she said. "We're excited to bring them back to the state of New York."
Area Welfares a new NANO WOODEN BARREL FACTORY!!!!
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#2 Jan 5, 2014
#3 Jan 6, 2014
Put some hockey sticks on the side and sell them at the new harbor casino!!! LOL!!!
#4 Jan 6, 2014
Please find your son Dave and slap the shizzzz out of him. If you knew what he did all day and night you'd do it twice. Thanks Mary Lou.
The whole world except Dave and Cretin
#5 Jan 6, 2014
Sounds like a great plan!!! LOL!!!
#7 Jan 7, 2014
#9 Jan 7, 2014
So are you saying a nano wheel plant is coming!!! LOL!!!
#10 Jan 7, 2014
So this county tourism parasite has no tourism connection to Finger Lakes Wineries?
#11 Jan 7, 2014
Phase four of the project. LOL!!!
#12 Jan 8, 2014
She did the legwork for her company on county time too!
#13 Jan 8, 2014
#16 Jan 8, 2014
Yes it is. But they have a sign! Lol!!!
#18 Jan 8, 2014
A sign! Lol!!!
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