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      Inficon seeks tax breaks for planned expansion

      A local manufacturer that produces high-tech vacuum-process equipment is seeking tax breaks for a planed expansion of its DeWitt facility.

      Inficon Inc. has applied for tax breaks for the $13 million expansion, which would create a 64,000 square foot addition to its facility. The move will create 40 new jobs and help retain 240 existing jobs.

      The company will receive $2.5 million from the state to help with the expansion.

      Construction is scheduled to begin in September.

      Inficon is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes.