Worksport plans to add 280 jobs in West Seneca

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Worksport Ltd. is investing $6 million into expanding its West Seneca facility, with plans to add 280 jobs over five years.

The announcement came from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office, which describes Worksport as a manufacturer of tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for pickup trucks. Currently, Hochul’s office says it produces approximately 50 covers per day.

“Worksport moved to its new facility in 2023, but already needs to expand to accommodate a rapid increase in demand for its products,” Hochul’s office said.

The multi-million-dollar investment will include a wide range of automation tools, “notably in the realm of robotics,” Hochul’s office said. With this expansion, New York State said Worksport will be able to amplify its output and produce up to 900 covers per day.

In exchange for its job creation commitments, Empire State Development is providing up to $2.8 million in tax credits.

“Worksport’s rate of growth has surpassed our most optimistic expectations,” Worksport Chief Executive Steven Rossi said. “We thank New York State for supporting and believing in our company as we strive to create the jobs of the future, and the revolutionary truck covers that enhance the driving experience.”

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