New York State Homes and Community Renewal(HCR) today announced that S.R. Sloan Construction in Whitestown will be getting a $120,000 grant to expand its facilities.

Oneida County requested the Community Development Block Grant-Economic Development Program award for S.R. Sloan, who has been in business in Oneida County since being founded in 1960.

The grant will help offset the cost of S.R. Sloan's $1.2 million expansion project that will help the company add two major production lines to their pre-engineered wall panel construction department.

"S.R. Sloan, Inc., is grateful for the state funding in support of our expansion project," said S.R. Sloan owner and President Stephen Sloan. "We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Mohawk Valley Edge for helping to secure state grant support. The funds will be instrumental in increasing our manufacturing capabilities and expanding Sloan's capacity to provide high-quality structural building components to our valued customers in a timely and cost competitive manner, whereby strengthening our market position. Additionally, the increased capacity allows S.R. Sloan to create and retain jobs vital to the Mohawk Valley and Upstate New York."

The company's products also include floor and roof trusses, wall panels and laminated veneer lumber and pre-built stairs.

S.R. Sloan employs more than 70 people currently and will now be able to add eight more employees to its roster to serve clients in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic States.