Delaware County, Amphenol to receive $3.8 million in disaster aid

SIDNEY – Tuesday marked a critical milestone in the development of a new manufacturing site for Sidney-based Amphenol Aerospace.

It was announced Tuesday that Delaware County is slated to receive $3.8 million in disaster aid funding through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help Amphenol Aerospace back on its feet after being crippled not once, but twice by flooding within a five-year stretch; once in 2006 and again by Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.

Funding comes by way of a larger pot of $200 million from the EDA that is designated for disaster funding, which Delaware County officials have hoped for since flooding ravaged the area more than a year and a half ago.

Amphenol Aerospace - a division of the Amphenol Corporation - is one of the wold’s largest manufacturers of interconnect products for the military, commercial aerospace and industrial markets. The firm has been a key employer for Delaware and bordering Chenango County for more than 85 years.

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