Some high tech jobs are coming to the Town of Gates. Supervisor Mark Assini says that Novomer, a sustainable chemicals company, will be expanding into a location on Buell Road and they expect to employ about 60 people.
Right now, they employ less than half that amount at a pilot facility in the Eastman Business Park. The new location is near the airport, and the company is expected to employ chemists, engineers, lab technicians and other types of workers at the new facility.
Novomer is in the process of commercializing a family of bio-based chemicals and high performance polymers made from ethanol and low-cost carbon monoxide.
The company is expected to move to the Gates site early next year and Assini says there is the potential for the company to expand and add more jobs at the new location.