Cuomo to Make Jobs Announcement at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce the creation of new jobs at Welch Allyn during a visit to the medical equipment maker in Skaneateles on Wednesday.
Cuomo is scheduled to appear with company officials at Welch Allyn's headquarters off State Street Road at 10 a.m.
Chicago-based Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. bought 101-year-old company for $2.05 billion in September from the Allyn family and has continued to manufacture medical diagnostic equipment under the Welch Allyn name in Skaneateles.
The acquisition raised fears in the community that Hill-Rom might pull jobs out of Skaneateles, the southern Onondaga County town where Welch Allyn employs approximately 1,300 people.
Those fears were raised even further when Hill-Rom announced, just two days after the acquisition, that it would lay off 50 people in Skaneateles. However, no further layoffs have been announced since then.