Worksport Ltd. will invest $6 million and expand its state-of-the-art facility in the Town of West Seneca, adding 280 new jobs over the next five years, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday.

The company, which manufactures tonneau covers and solar-powered systems for pickup trucks, currently produces approximately 50 covers daily, but the addition of new manufacturing lines will allow the company to produce up to 900 covers per day.

"New York state is providing the skilled workers and critical resources small businesses need to grow and thrive," Gov. Hochul said. "Worksport started with just a handful of people and a great idea; just a few years later it will take hundreds of workers to keep up with the growing demand for its products. We are proud that Worksport is choosing to invest in New York State, fostering innovation and green technology, and taking excellent advantage of our high-quality manufacturing workforce."

Worksport Ltd. will invest approximately $6 million in new automation tools, including cutting, bending, extrusion and milling machines, which will boost production speed, quality and revenue.

"Worksport’s rate of growth has surpassed our most optimistic expectations," Worksport Chief Executive Steven Rossi said.