Tomato growing facility to locate off Route 104 in the Town of Ontario
Intergrow Greenhouses wants to add a second facility on 100+ acres off Route 104 and Dean Parkway in the Town of Ontario. The indoor greenhouse structure will start out with a modest 25 acre structure and grow to a 55 acre building that will eventually employ between 100 to 150 people.
Intergrow Greenhouses supplies customers with both their own fleet of trucks and outside carriers. The object of the company is to ship tomatoes with a 12 hour window of the Northeast radius.
According to Ontario Town Supervisor, John Smith, town and company engineers and lawyers met last week to iron out any impediments to the project and iron out deadlines. Smith also added that no tax breaks – other than existing agriculture incentives – are being added to the project. He noted that truck traffic on Route 104 will include only 10-12 tractor trailers at its peak. Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) is currently working with the company and a natural gas line will be added from Salt Road in Webster to the new facility.WayneTimes.com MAY 6, 2017