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      Seneca Falls pump manufacturing company to add at least 50 jobs

      A pump manufacturing company plans a $22 million expansion of its manufacturing and research operations in New York's Finger Lakes region, adding at least 50 jobs.

      The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that ITT Corp. said Wednesday its Goulds Pumps division will build a 75,000-square-foot factory and expand the R&D laboratory at its campus in Seneca Falls.

      White Plains-based ITT says that will increase its capacity to develop and make pumps used by the oil and gas industry.

      The company currently employs 860 people at the site. About a third of the new jobs are expected to be in engineering.

      ITT says New York's Empire State Development oversaw a package of public incentives for the project.

      Construction is set to begin next spring, with completion by the end of the year.