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HR Teams Assists IDA in Obtaining GE Building and its Reuse by Local Manufacturer

After GE closed its Lufkin operations in Wellsville, N.Y., a HR team led by Daniel Spitzer helped the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency acquire the building and bring in as a replacement an advanced manufacturing firm. Elizabeth Holden undertook aspects of the real estate transaction, including negotiating the terms of the transfer from GE and the new lease. Michael Hecker directed the environmental review and drafting of the environmental covenant governing the transfer and reuse of the building, and protecting the IDA from any preexisting site concerns. Joseph Scott assisted the IDA in arranging financial incentives to bring about the expansion of a local hi-tech manufacturer, including a PILOT which deviated from the IDA’s Uniform Tax Exemption Policy.