01.18.16

GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO & U.S. SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER: EFFORTS TO SELL KRAFT-HEINZ PLANT IN CAMPBELL MAKING PROGRESS; SEVERAL COMPANIES LOOKING AT SITE

Cuomo & Schumer Have Been Working Closely With Kraft-Heinz To Help Identify Potential Buyers For Campbell Facility  

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed there are several companies interested in buying the Kraft-Heinz facility in Campbell. Cuomo and Schumer said they continue to be working closely with Kraft-Heinz and stand ready to help attract even more interested buyers to the region. New York reiterated its openness to using economic incentives to structure a final deal. 

"This facility is a great resource for the private sector, with connections to regional assets and vibrant communities. Senator Schumer and I will continue taking all possible actions to turn this encouraging interest into a concrete deal to support the local economy as well as save and create jobs in the region,” said Governor Cuomo.

‎"We are hard at work to find the right buyer for the Campbell plant. It is a fine facility with a world-class workforce, great access to transportation and ample and affordable supply. I remain hopeful we will find a company that is ready, able and willing to commit to maintaining the current workforce and investing in more opportunities in the Southern Tier. Both the Governor and I are working with Kraft-Heinz and local officials, and we will not rest until we find a buyer who shares our similar commitment to the protecting jobs in Campbell,” said Senator Schumer.

Cuomo and Schumer said in the coming weeks, Kraft-Heinz would begin its next phase of selling the Campbell facility. This means Kraft-Heinz will share specific information with all interested buyers and over the next few months, Kraft-Heinz will review all their offers.

From day one, Cuomo and Schumer have pushed and assisted Kraft-Heinz's effort to find a buyer. Cuomo and Schumer have made it very clear that the next owner should be focused on continuing current production levels, maintaining current jobs, and willing to invest in new jobs in the Southern Tier.

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