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NYSDOT grant awarded to rail siding project on NS line

Officials toured Hoober Feeds in Central Bridge following a $200,000 state grant announcement. From left, Town of Schoharie Supervisor Chris Tague, State Sen. James Seward, Hoober Feeds Partner-Owner Tom Nauman.
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A rail siding project along a Norfolk Southern Railway line in Central Bridge, New York, has qualified for a $200,000 grant through the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).

The project calls for installing rail siding along the NS line to allow Hoober Feeds to receive ingredients by rail. The increase in shipments will enable Hoober Feeds to expand its operations, according to a press release issued by New York State Sen. James Seward.

"Modern, functional infrastructure is key to ensuring our businesses can compete and grow," said Seward, who helped secure the grant. "This $200,000 grant will pay immediate dividends by boosting employment at Hoober Feeds and will create additional expansion opportunities at other Schoharie County businesses."

Hoober Feeds President Bradley Wagner said the rail project is vital to its expansion plan.

Schoharie County will administer the grant, which was issued through the NYSDOT's multimodal program.

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