Creative Food Ingredients, Inc. produces and sells baked ingredient products to the prepared dessert, confectionery, ice cream, and nutritional bar industries. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Perry, New York at the previous Archway Cookie location. In 2014 CFI invested $2.2M into a 50,000 square foot expansion to its existing facility and warehouse to connect the buildings to make room for a nut free cookie line, create more warehouse space and a wash area. CFI now employs 165 people at their tree nut and peanut-free manufacturing facility in Perry and another 20 people at their administrative offices and distribution center in Mississauga, Ontario.
CFI Properties, Inc. has plans to construct a 15,000 square foot addition to its existing warehouse facility. The expansion will allow the company to acquire 2 more ovens and cookie baking lines. Expected total cost of the project will be $6.5M. The business currently has 165 employees in the county and expects to create 22 additional fulltime jobs over the next 3 years. The Company requests abatement of sales tax on construction materials and non-production equipment, a PILOT agreement for temporary abatement of property tax and abatement of Mortgage recording tax on $5,000,000. Approximate value of these incentives is more than $100,000; therefore a public hearing was necessary. Total incentives proposed, over a ten year period, are estimated to be $671,633. A public hearing was held March 22, 2017, copy of hearing minutes are attached.