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Expansion of Boonville springwater company set to create 60 jobs

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A spring water company plans to add 60 jobs at its bottling plant near Boonville. Right now, Nirvana Water employs about 125 people in the area. With help from US Senator Charles Schumer, the company has been approved for a $4.3-million loan from the Small Business Administration.

It's set to invest about $10 million in expanding, so the company can do more of its own bottling and packaging, and make its own bottle caps.

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Nora Flaherty
Digital Editor, News

Mozafar Rafizadeh is owner and president of Nirvana water. He says the expansion will create jobs in manufacturing and transportation, as well as in the company’s office:

"We are the highest employer of Boonville area. I would say that, and right now 60 jobs means a lot. And they’re pretty good paid—anywhere from $9 to $15, some really high-tech mechanics might go to $20"

Refizadeh says the jobs will be full-time, with benefits.

Nirvana water has been open in Forestport since 1998. Refizadeh, who used to work in construction and land development, says he started the company after discovering 2000 acres of land he already owned has a source of natural spring water.

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