Company in Albion planning new manufacturing site in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 February 2020 at 10:49 am

BOMET will buy 10 acres of Medina Business Park for project on Bates Road

MEDINA – A Canadian company that operates an electronics recycling operation in Albion is planning to build a new 52,000-square-foot facility in Medina.

BOMET Recovery in Medina will differ from BOMET Recycling in Albion. The new operation is “remanufacturing” of plastics, while the Albion site is focused on recycling.

Construction of the new manufacturing plant could start this year and would be located across from Western New York Energy’s ethanol plant on Bates Road. The Orleans Economic Development Agency intends to sell 10 acres of the land for $200,000 to the Canadian company with is led by Zhan “Bo” Zhang. BOMET is based in Cambridge, Ontario.

He sent a non-binding letter of intent to the EDA on Feb. 12 about purchasing the land in the business park at $20,000 per acre.

BOMET also discussed the project last month with the Village of Medina Planning Board. A final site plan still needs to go through the Planning Board.

Jim Whipple, chief executive officer of the Orleans EDA, said the Medina site would likely have 20-25 employees when it’s up and running.

The EDA said BOMET has proven to be a good employer in the county. The company in 2013 bought a warehouse on McKinstry Street in Albion for $176,000. That building had been vacant for about a decade.

BOMET did significant renovations including a new roof at the property, where electronics are recycled.

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