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Four receive at least $1M from federal program

At least four businesses located in Warren County have received at least $1 million through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

The loans — meant as a lifeline by infusing cash to prevent layoffs amid the coronavirus pandemic — went to a variety of local industries, including Betts Industries Inc., $2-5 million; Crossett, $2-5 million; Whirley Industries Inc., $2-5 million to support 426 workers and John Anderson Construction Inc., $1-2 million to support 85 workers

The Small Business Administration and Treasury Department released details this week regarding 660,000 PPP loans, which include the names of businesses, loan amount, date of approval and number of reported jobs supported. According to that data, 22 loans of at least $1 million have been approved to businesses in the county.

“COVID really hit people hard, and the Paycheck Protection Program really helped keep these businesses afloat during these difficult times,” said Mark Geise, deputy county executive for economic development and CEO of the county Industrial Development Agency. “Every little bit helps, and certainly the PPP was a good tool.”

In Chautauqua County, Brooks Memorial Hospital has received about $5 million in PPP funding, which will be used to support 344 employees.

Other loans of at least $1 million in that county include:

¯ Maplevale Farms Inc., Falconer, $2-5 million to support 199 workers;

¯ Monofrax LLC, Falconer, $2-5 million to support 158 workers;

¯ Hope’s Windows Inc., $2-5 million to support 192 workers;

¯ Jamestown Container Co., Falconer, $2-5 million to support 500 workers;

¯ Lutheran Social Services Group Inc., $2-5 million to support 320 workers;

¯ Titan-X Engine Cooling Inc., Jamestown, $2-5 million to support 212 workers;

¯ Chautauqua Institution, $2-5 million, to support 177 workers;

¯ The Chautauqua Center Inc., Dunkirk, $1-2 million to support 120 workers;

¯ Faculty Student Association at SUNY Fredonia, $1-2 million to support 168 workers;

¯ A.W. Farrell & Son Inc., Dunkirk, $2-5 million to support 366 workers;

¯ Inscape Inc., Falconer, $1-2 million;

¯ Premier Precision Machining, Falconer, $1-2 million to support 108 workers;

¯ Seneca Nation of Indian, Irving, $1-2 million;

¯ Weber Knapp Company Inc., Lakewood, $1-2 million;

¯ Bowser-Regal Inc., Ripley, $1-2 million to 94 workers;

¯ Renold Inc., Westfield, $1-2 million to support 88 workers;

¯ Dawson Doors, Jamestown, $1-2 million to support 85 workers;

¯ Family Health Medical Services, Jamestown, $1-2 million to support 96 workers;

¯ Jamestown Advances Products Corp., $1-2 million to support 106 workers;

¯ The Chautauqua Center Inc., Dunkirk, $1-2 million to support 120 workers; and

¯ Southern Tier Environments For Living Inc., Dunkirk, $1-2 million to support 149 workers.

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