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Viatran Corp. allocated Power Project electricity

September 02, 2009, 7:08 AM /

LOCKPORT—The Niagara County Legislature Tuesday approved the three-year allocation of 150 kilowatts of Niagara Power Project electricity to Viatran Corp., a Grand Island manufacturer of pressure and level measurement devices.

The company will be moving to and expanding a 20,000-square-foot building in Calamar Development’s Woodlands Corporate Center off Shawnee Road in Wheatfield. It has pledged to add 25 jobs to its 46-person work force within three years, Majority Leader Richard E. Updegrove said.

The power allocation came from the 9-megawatt chunk of electricity the county won in the Niagara Power Project relicensing. Updegrove said if the county hadn’t had that electricity available, Viatran was considering other sites, including another state and overseas.