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Starline gets grant

Updated: 07/19/08 6:53 AM

Starline USA will receive a $275,000 capital grant from Empire State Development Corp. to help defray costs related to expanding its Grand Island location.

Starline, the U. S. branch of a Canada- based promotional products company, previously announced plans to expand its warehouse space, make some renovations to its existing facility and invest in new equipment. The project is estimated at $2.1 million.

The company plans to keep its 121 jobs and add 41 new jobs with an average annual wage of $40,000. Starline also received Foreign Trade Zone status to reduce its tariff costs. A large percentage of Starline’s products are shipped to Canada.

Starline adds emblems, logos and lettering to promotional items used by companies and institutions