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Felix Schoeller continues work on expansion in Pulaski

By Eric Reinhardt (


It’s a more than $20 million project                                                    

Felix Schoeller North America (FSNA) is spending $20 million on a new coating operation in Pulaski and recently secured a PILOT (payment-in-lieu of taxes) agreement from the County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency that will help it retain and create jobs. Pictured here during a recent tour of the facility are (from left to right): Andy Clements, VP of operations at Felix Schoeller; Michael Szidat, CEO North America for Felix Schoeller; New York State Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R–Pulaski); Matthew Serrao, production manager – coating at Felix Schoeller; and Austin Wheelock, executive director for Operation Oswego County. (PHOTO CREDIT: OPERATION OSWEGO COUNTY, INC.)

PULASKI — Felix Schoeller North America (FSNA) is looking ahead to mid-summer when it expects crews to finish work on a more than $20 million project in Pulaski. 

The project, which started last November, targets a new coating operation, per its May 23 announcement.

FSNA also recently announced that it has secured a PILOT (payment-in-lieu of taxes) agreement from the County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency (COIDA) for the project, aimed at expanding its production capabilities in the region. 

Felix Schoeller North America is a manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products. It is a subsidiary of the Felix Schoeller Group, which is headquartered in Germany.

COIDA’s assistance will help support the creation of 30 new jobs and retain 145 existing jobs at FSNA over the next 5 years. FSNA is “committed to hiring and training local talent, offering competitive wages and benefits, and providing employees with opportunities for growth and professional development,” per the May 23 announcement.

“Securing assistance from the IDA is a testament to the strong partnership between our company and the local community,” Michael Szidat, CEO of Felix Schoeller North America, said in the news release. “This investment will not only enable us to expand our manufacturing capabilities and product offerings but also to create new, high-quality job opportunities for the residents of Oswego County.”

The investment includes enhancements to existing facilities, along with the acquisition of advanced-manufacturing equipment for the production of siliconized release liners. 

The project will allow Felix Schoeller to onshore the manufacture of silicone-coated paper and films, develop innovative new products, and “better serve its growing customer base” in North America and beyond.

“The COIDA is proud to partner with Felix Schoeller on this project,” Austin Wheelock, CEO of the COIDA, said. “We are thrilled to encourage FSNA’s growth in Pulaski and to support the retention and creation of jobs in Oswego County.”

Once completed, the expanded facilities “will position FSNA as a leading innovator in the specialty paper and release liner industry, while also contributing to the economic prosperity of Oswego County, particularly in the Pulaski area,” per the announcement.

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