Low-cost power program facilitates big
Gunlocke furniture expansion in NY
Gunlocke, an HNI-owned manufacturer of high-end office
furniture, has completed a $2.6 million expansion in Wayland, New York, adding 110 jobs.
The expansion was possible due to a state economic
development package, Recharge N Y, that grants qualifying
businesses and non-profits lower energy costs in exchange for
commitments to create or retain jobs in New York.
“ReCharge N Y is supporting hundreds of thousands of
jobs across the state and has been an instrumental piece of
the state’s economic success over the last several years,” Gov-
ernor Cuomo said. “Providing low-cost power to companies
like Gunlocke allows them to grow and thrive in New York,
spurring the local economy while securing New York’s clean
energy future for generations to come.”
Under the program, Gunlocke was also able to install
electric vehicle charging stations at its facility.
The expansion, which utilized existing space at the facility, included the installation of equipment that will allow the
firm to increase its chair production volume. Furniture previously made out of state can now be made at the facility.