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Cypress Creek signs MOU with Laborers’ Union Local 190

TOWN OF FENNER, NY - Cypress Creek Renewables is proud to announce a Memorandum of Understanding with Laborers’ Union Local 190 for the construction of the Oxbow Hill Solar Project. The proposed project is a 140 MW solar generation facility located in the Town of Fenner in Madison County. The on-site construction of this project is anticipated to begin in 2023 and extend to 2024. This MOU means that construction of this project shall be completed by skilled members of Laborers’ Local 190. 

“Cypress Creek’s Oxbow Hill Solar Project is a win for organized labor, New York State’s climate goals and Madison County’s economy” Laborers’ Local 190 Business Manager Anthony Fresina said. “Thanks to our agreement with Cypress Creek, we know that the jobs created by this project will be good jobs that pay family-sustaining wages. My members are ready to go to work building renewable energy projects in their own backyards. We fully support the Oxbow Hill Solar Project.” 

Cypress Creek would use this agreement to hire skilled prime contractors to head various portions of the project construction. These contractors would then hire trained craftsmen, journeymen and workers to construct the project. 

“As New York State transitions from fossil fuels powered energy to renewables, we must make sure that New York’s construction workers aren’t left behind,” John Hutchings, Director of the New York State Laborers’ Organizing Fund said. “Cypress Creek Renewables has committed to hiring local workers and ensuring that these green jobs will also be good paying jobs. We look forward to working with Cypress Creek Renewables on this project and seeing its benefits go to residents of Madison County.” 

This collaboration highlights Cypress Creek’s “support local” approach to construction of its facilities. It is one of two recently agreed to in New York. The other MOU is with IBEW Local 237 for the company’s Bear Ridge Solar Project in the town of Cambria and Pendleton, which recently filed an application in the State’s 94-c process. 

“Providing opportunities to the local job force in our project areas is an important part of Cypress Creek’s culture,” Marisa Scavo, Associate Director of Development at Cypress Creek Renewables, said. “We look forward to our continued collaboration with Laborer’s Local 190 and IBEW for our upcoming projects in New York State.” For more information about Oxbow Hill, visit

Cypress Creek Renewables is a leading solar developer and operator across the United States, including in New York. Development and construction have been completed on 35 projects across New York, resulting in the operation 74 mega-watts of power in the state. In every project, Cypress Creek strives to be good neighbors and contribute to the communities where our people and our projects are located. We focus our community engagement efforts on four focus areas: Environmental Sustainability, STEM Education and Workforce Development, Economic Development and Community Investment, and Veterans Initiatives. Learn more about Cypress Creek Renewables at