Empire State Development (ESD) announced that the NOVAIR Group, headquartered in Roissy, France, a leading manufacturer of on-site gas production systems, plans to add 12 jobs and invest more than $1 million in its US plant in North Tonawanda, Western NY. They will expand operations and develop new products.
The Family-owned French NOVAIR Group acquired Oxygen Generating Systems Intl. (OGSI), located in North Tonawanda, in January 2022. OGSI manufactures a wide range of highly durable oxygen generators, specifically designed for demanding applications such as disaster preparedness, healthcare and semiconductors manufacturing. Their products are distributed all over the USA, as well as internationally.
“Advanced manufacturers like NOVAIR USA fuel economic growth by exploring new technologies, delivering next-generation products, and creating new, higher-paying jobs,” said ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight. “While NOVAIR has a global reach, this successful company decided to expand in Niagara County, highlighting the extensive innovation and manufacturing talent found in Western New York.”
NOVAIR USA President Timothy Blach said, “When people hear the words ‘job creation’ it’s about facilitating growth not only for the company but for the new hires as well by adding good paying career-oriented positions.” The expansion project will allow NOVAIR to expand its U.S. operations by moving some production from their “America Energy” acquired in May 2022, to the Empire State.