To a multimillion-dollar wastewater disposal project in Delhi that will allow two local businesses expand, creating about 80 jobs, and will help reduce water pollution.
Developed by the Center of Excellence in Watershed Applications of Technology for Economic Revitalization at the State University College of Agriculture at Delhi, the project will divert 200,000 gallons of treated wastewater per day into a new subsurface storage and irrigation system at the college’s golf course. By expanding the water-treatment capacity of the Delhi plant, two industries will be able to expand — Friesland Campina, a biotechnology firm, and MorningStar/Ultra Dairy, a dairy and food processor.
Along with “tens of millions in increased economic activity,” according to a media release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, SUNY Delhi will be able to expand its academic curriculum by creating a science-based, national teaching model for energy-efficient water use, irrigation applications and management practices in urban/suburban watersheds and water-restricted areas.
The $2.2 million project was identified by the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council.
This is a beneficial project on many levels and we look forward to its completion.
To a $45.5 million construction project at the State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill to create a Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“As SUNY Cobleskill enters its second century, The Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources will epitomize the college’s commitment to serving the educational and workforce needs of New York state’s leading industry,” the college’s officer-in-charge, Candace Vancko, said in a media release.
The 93,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open in fall 2014, will provide specialized classrooms and laboratories for SUNY Cobleskill’s Animal and Plant Sciences and Fisheries and Wildlife Departments. It will include new cold- and warm-water fish hatcheries, greenhouses, meat processing and taxidermy laboratories and serve 14 baccalaureate and associate degree programs.
It’s exciting to see a local college expand to serve the needs of the region.
To Chobani for giving back to the community in the form of a $65,000 rejuvenation project at Norton Park through its Shepherd’s Gift Foundation.
The project was revealed during the town of Columbus’ annual Columbus Day community celebration. Renovations were made to buildings that will serve as a location for local events and entertainment, landscaping and trail restoration.
“Our efforts go beyond the funding from Shepherd’s Gift Foundation and I’m proud of the collective volunteer efforts of the community and Chobani employees that made this project come to life,” said Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya in a media release.
We applaud and thank Chobani for its contributions to the community.