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Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - March 14 at 1pm - ReCharge New York News Conference at Harden Furniture, Inc.

NYPA Contact:
Julieanne Sullivan
(914) 390-8121
julieanne.sullivan@nypa.gov

Harden Furniture Contact:
Greg Harden
(315) 245-1000, ext. 289
gharden@harden.com

March 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Representatives of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Harden Furniture, in McConnellsville (Oneida County), will be joined by state and local officials on Friday, March 14, at 1 p.m. to recognize the success of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ReCharge New York (RNY) power program in the Mohawk Valley Region.

Harden Furniture, a 170 year old, fifth generation family-owned New York business, will be featured as a prime example of how Mohawk Valley companies are saving money under RNY and reinvesting those funds in protecting jobs, and anchoring and growing their businesses.

Governor Cuomo launched the RNY power program to help businesses and other entities lower their operating costs and spur economic development. The program offers up to seven-year contracts for lower-cost power. Also attending will be members of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, which provides strategic guidance to state entities charged with leveraging public funding and resources to promote regional economic growth.

Experience the excellence of Harden Furniture at:

WHAT:
Benefits of ReCharge NY Program at Harden Furniture, Inc. and other recipients in the Mohawk Valley region.

WHEN:
Friday, March 14, 2014

TIME:
1 p.m., lunch will be available

WHERE:
Harden Furniture Showroom
8551 Mill Pond Way
McConnellsville, NY 13401

TOUR:
Media will have an opportunity to photograph and video Harden Furniture’s manufacturing floor and showroom.

DIRECTIONS:
From East:
Take I 90 West to Exit 32 (Route 233/Westmoreland/Rome) Turn Right onto Lowell Road/Blackmans Corner Rd.
Follow to Rt 46 (Right)
Follow to Rt 49 (Left)

Right onto Herder Road
Left onto Oswego Road
Left onto McConnellsville Road
Right onto Mill Pond Road

From West:
I90 East to Exit 34 (Canastota/Oneida)
Turn right on N. Petersboro/Rt 13
Turn right on Rt 49/Rt 13 Left onto Rt 13
Right onto McConnellsville Rd
Left onto Mill Pond Way

 

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.

 

Harden Furniture:

■ 170 year-old -company, fifth-generation, family-owned furniture manufacturer. ■ Oldest furniture manufacturer in the U.S. ■ Produces handcrafted casegoods and upholstered furniture. ■ Strong emphasis on sustainable practices and stewardship of its forestry resources. ■ Provides jobs for 252 highly skilled crafts people. ■ For more information visit www.hardenfurniture.com, https://www.facebook.com/HardenFurnitureInc, https://twitter.com/hardenfurniture, http://www.pinterest.com/hardenfurniture/, http://hardenfurniture.wordpress.com/