GCEDC solutions Create Path for CraFt Cannery's Growth

Project Overview:

Craft Cannery, a private label manufacturer and packager of specialty sauces, dressing and marinades, had quickly filled a 5,000 square-foot facility in Apple Tree Acres in Bergen and needed support to ramp-up operations.

Project Solution:

Working with the GCEDC, Craft Cannery received financial support to complete a 6,300 square-foot expansion that added new packaging and bottling lines. The GCEDC also introduced the company to the Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition, which the company received a $500,000 grant toward the project through.

Company Perspective: 

“The GCEDC has helped us so much. Things like loans, grants and general business advice, they will always point us in the right direction … In 2022 we were a second-place, $500,000 winner at Grow-NY. I’m not sure I would’ve applied if, in 2021, the GCEDC had not brought me there as a guest.”

Paul Guglielmo, Owner & CEO

  • Location: Bergen, NY
  • Project Type: Food & Beverage
  • Investment: $1,465,000
  • Careers: 4 New
  • Incentives ROI: $62 generated per $1 in support