A long-time Binghamton manufacturer is adding equipment and expanding its workforce.

As part of the Southern Tier Soaring initiative, Buckingham Manufacturing located on the corner of Travis and Bevier Streets has taken on a $225,000 expansion.

The fall protection and safety equipment manufacturer is also keeping 20 at-risk jobs, while adding 15 more employees.

As an incentive to keeps jobs here in Binghamton, Empire State Development offered Buckingham $45,000 in grant funding to help pay for the improvements.