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City celebrates Dixon Tool expansion

Dixon Tool & Manufacturing Inc. last week celebrated the official grand opening of its expansion at 240 Burrows St.

Dixon Tool, which produces machine replacement and prototype parts, was previously in a 5,200-square-foot building at 1203 Jay St.

Joining company President Robert J. Hyder III were R. Carlos Carballada, Neighborhood and Business Development commissioner; and Kevin Kelly, executive director, Rochester Technology Manufacturing Association.

Hyder purchased the 16,200-square-foot Burrows Street building for additional space to grow the company. The $330,000 expansion included the purchase and renovation of the building and the relocation from Jay Street. The city provided a $20,000 grant from its Building Renovation Program.         

In March 2006, Hyder bought the former TA Dixon Tool & Die Inc. and changed the name of the company to Dixon Tool & Manufacturing Inc. to showcase a more diverse company and its broader scope of capabilities.

The company has grown to 14 employees with reported annual sales of $1.3 million in 2010. Three new jobs were added to the existing payroll as a result of the expansion with another three to five jobs expected to be added over the next few years.