Xerox Proposes Expansion of Webster Toner Plant

Xerox is applying for an estimated $441,000 worth of tax breaks from Monroe County if it invests $35 million to expand its toner plants in Webster. The investment is expected to create 25 jobs.

According to Xerox, the Webster expansion would involve two additions to Building 216 totaling 55,000 square feet, as well as roughly $30 million worth of additional equipment. The company expects the construction work would start in August and be completed by early 2015.

The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency will hold a series of public hearings later this month about Xerox’s application allowing the residents in Webster to weigh in on this project.

“However no decision has been made on the expansion of toner capacity in Webster,” Xerox spokesman Bill McKee said. “As one of the world’s largest producers of toner, we have looked at several alternatives on how and where to expand our manufacturing capacity. We could build additional space in Webster or since we ship toner globally, we could manufacture it anywhere.”

Xerox employs about 5,900 workers in Monroe County, including 40 at Building 216. The expansion would create about 25 process operations, quality control laboratory and maintenance positions, with salaries said to reach an average of $45,000 a year.

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