Griffo, colleague ask SUNY to buy local
State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, Rome, and state Sen. Kenneth LaValle, R-Port Jefferson and chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, announced today that they have sent a letter to the presidents and chief business officers of State University of New York campuses encouraging them to contract with New York-based manufacturers and to place their products on the state’s college campuses.
Companies such as Liberty Tabletop, the last American-flatware manufacturer, could benefit from these contracts. The company is located in Sherrill and is in close proximity to virtually all SUNY campuses.
“SUNY schools are funded with New York tax dollars and are primarily attended by state residents,” Griffo said.“As such, state schools should take pride in the products that are manufactured right here in New York. Our local manufacturers should be supported because the more that we can support these hard-working employees, the more we can strengthen our local economies and sustain jobs throughout the state.”
“I strongly encourage the State University System to contract with New York State-based manufacturers to assist our businesses,” LaValle said. “These companies are the foundation of our local economies, and I fully support the efforts to keep New York companies viable.”
“It would be an honor to supply the SUNY system with quality flatware made here in Central New York,” said Gregory Owens, co-founder and CEO of Sherrill Manufacturing Inc./Liberty Tabletop. “SUNY should support businesses that manufacture their products in New York because that keeps those dollars within our state economy.”
Sen. Griffo has previously discussed and brought this issue to the attention of Carl McCall, Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees, and SUNY Chancellor Dr. Kristina Johnson.
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