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Kraft-Heinz Facility to Remain Open

Nearly 150 at risk jobs are being saved at a local factory.

Governor Cuomo and Senator Schumer announced an agreement with Kraft-Heinz Wednesday which will keep the factory in Walton open and save jobs for the next five years. There were two other factories in New York that were at risk of closing which include one in Avon and one in Lowville.

Senator Charles Schumer said, "If we work hard, the labor force is our big selling point, hard working people, and if we can find out in time that companies are planning to close plants we can often dissuade them turn it around as we did here."

The facility in Walton produces cottage cheese and sour cream. As part of the agreement, the state and company are both committing to invest at least 20 million dollars to support and modernize the facilities.