Dec. 19, 2003: New York Chocolate
and Confections Company Purchases Nestle Plant
NY--The County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency finalized
the purchase of the former Nestle plant in Fulton by the New York
Chocolate and Confections Company today.
New York Chocolate and Confections Company,
a consortium of cocoa suppliers from the Ivory Coast, plan to manufacture
bulk chocolate at the plant. The Fulton Chocolate Company plans
to produce low-carbohydrate and private label candy bars and would
be leasing approximately 250,000 square feet of the plant. The combined
employment of the two companies is anticipated to be over 570 within
the first three years in business.
Pictured standing, from left, are K.C. Comas,
Comas and Associates Attorneys; Yalle G. Agbre, president of I.C.
Management, Inc.; Chairman of the Oswego County Legislature Morris
Sorbello; Donald Kunzwiler, County of Oswego Industrial Development
Agency (IDA) board member; Ahmed Diomande, director of fiscal studies,
New York State Senate; Dr. Ousmann-A. Gbane, principal and CIO of
Lion Capital Management Group; City of Fulton Mayor Michael Stafford;
IDA board members Arthur Ospelt and Gary Toth; and Kevin Caraccioli,
Seiter, Caraccioli and Associates. Pictured seated, from left, are
Firmin Kouakou, general manager of FRC Control and Regulation Funds,
Ivory Coast; IDA Chairwoman Carolyn Rush; and L. Michael Treadwell,
IDA secretary and executive director of Operation Oswego County.
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