Grant from National Grid helps Mayer Brothers Cider Mill

BUFFALO, N.Y. – National Grid has approved an economic development grant of up to $180,000 to help Mayer Brothers keep the apple cider flowing in Barker, New York.

The grant will be used towards cost associated with the installation of upgraded electric service for a new $5.5 million juice bottling line.

The company also plans to add a warehouse distribution area and three additional loading docks.  The new bottling line will allow the company to streamline operations and better meet customer demand.

“National Grid is always looking for opportunities to assist companies with expansions such as the one at Mayer Bros., which turned out to be a perfect candidate to be supported through our Electric Capital Investment Incentive program,” said National Grid regional manager Ken Kujawa.

National Grid’s Electric Capital Investment Incentive Program provides funding to businesses to offset costs associated with upgrading utility infrastructure to accommodate a business expansion or new construction project.

A similar grant of up to $150,000, will help Flexo Transparent LLC in there 16,200 square-foot expansion at its Buffalo manufacturing plant at 28 Wasson Street.