TDC announced the expansion of The Country Malt Group (CMG) into its Champlain Industrial Park. Founded in 1995, CMG offers a wide variety of high quality brewing and distilling products.
“At TDC’s Champlain Industrial Park we found the perfect warehouse solution allowing us to meet our customer’s requirements while maintaining operational efficiencies,” said CMG’s Managing Director Bryan Bechard.
TDC announced the expansion of Montreal-based WestGroupe into TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park, located in Plattsburgh, NY. WestGroupe, an independent family-owned and operated company, distributes eyewear in Canada as well as exporting their proprietary brands to over 40 countries around the globe.
“Expanding our operations to Plattsburgh enables us to better service our American customers and allows us a much more efficient distribution capability in the northeast,” said WestGroupe’s President’s Michael Suliteanu.
A leading provider of IT-based business solutions, announced that it was moving its point of sale (POS) manufacturing and integration operations from its current headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California to its facility in TDC’s Air Industrial Park.
"I see tremendous potential for Fujitsu to expand its business operations in the state of New York," said Dick Zarski, Senior Vice President of manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.August, 2010
The Development Corporation (TDC) announced that their long-time tenant, North American Door Corporation (NADCOR), purchased TDC’s Air Industrial Park’s Building #12, located at 1471 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, New York. NADCOR manufactures a full line of hollow metal doors and frames and the new 35,250 square feet of office and production/warehouse space available in Building #12 will be used for expansion of their current operation.
The “green-tech” Smardt Chiller Group opened its first US plant among the industrial properties located at the Plattsburgh International Airport. Headquartered in Montreal, Smardt is the number 5 chiller manufacturer in the world and number 1 in the oil-free high-efficiency centrifugal sector, and currently operates plants in Montreal and Melbourne, Australia. On May 1, 2010, Smardt signed a 5-year lease and now occupies 26,500 square feet at Building #2815 at 22 Colorado Avenue in Plattsburgh, NY. The company began production in their new facility in late June, shipping high-efficiency chillers to a correctional facility in North Carolina.
“We are delighted that Clinton County is continuing to build a diverse manufacturing sector that now includes another “green tech” company. In addition to Smardt Chiller Group, we saw the expansion of APG Neuros to TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park in October 2009, as well as the addition of SOLVE Composites to the Imperial Industrial Park business community in 2010,” TDC's Economic Developer Erin Hynes said. “I also firmly believe that all three companies ultimately chose Clinton County over other potential site locations because of the clearly obvious collaborative efforts of The Development Corporation with Clinton County, our partners at the State and the Workforce Investment Board’s OneWorkSource.”
SOLVE Composites, a start-up manufacturer of composite parts for the transit and building materials industries, joined the Imperial Industrial Park business community. On April 1, 2010, SOLVE Composites signed a 5-year lease and to occupy 39,028 square feet at 94 Main Street in Plattsburgh, NY.
“The City of Plattsburgh represents an excellent base for BFG International to launch its North American market expansion. The combination of a key strategic location in relation to potential clients, coupled with excellent economic incentives from the state and the county, have contributed very strongly to our decision to base our operations in the city. The Development Corporation has been tremendously proactive in anticipating all our needs and supporting us in full during the critical startup phase," said Samer Aljishi, CEO of BFG International and Co-Founder of SOLVE Composites.
APG-Neuros, a manufacturer of high efficiency “green-tech” turbo blowers most commonly used in waste water treatment facilities, signed a 3-year lease to occupy 60,000 sf. of industrial space in TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park. TDC made substantial improvements to the facility in order to accommodate the company's operational needs.
"We conducted a location search for over six months across North America and chose to locate our production facility in Plattsburgh, NY" said APG-Neuros President, Omar Hammoud. "We were attracted to Plattsburgh by their well-organized economic development programs and the excellent support we received from The Development Corporation and Empire State Development. Both agencies listened to us, understood our current needs and future growth requirements and demonstrated their strong willingness to work closely with us to address our concerns."
Global Sugar Art, the largest retailer of rolled fondant icing in the U.S., signed a 5-year lease for 10,000 sf. of industrial space in TDC’s Air Industrial Park.
Schlüter Systems L.P. announced it was expanding its operations and constructing a new 57,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Plattsburgh, NY. Production of their new product, known as Kerdi Board (a structural waterproof board intended to support tile installation where water and moisture are a concern), takes place at this new facility. This is Schlüter’s first manufacturing facility in Plattsburgh, expanding on their current operations which include distribution, product promotion, customer service, and product development.
Nova Bus opened the doors on its new 136,000 sf. facility located in TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park; the project acquired shovel-ready land from TDC. The County of Clinton IDA entered into a straight lease transaction with Nova Bus to assist with construction.
"We are very pleased with the caliber and skill of the people we've been able to hire," said James Tooley, Plattsburgh Plant Manager, Nova Bus.
B3CG International, the Nova Bus supplier of electric cables and complex harnesses, signed a 3-year lease for 20,000 sf. of industrial space in TDC’s Air Industrial Park. TDC retrofitted the inside of the building and constructed 2,500 sf. of new office space prior to the company moving in.
“We have to be close to the customer. Proximity is key,” said Stefan Baumans, president and CEO. “With the addition of its new Plattsburgh plant, B3CG becomes indispensable for its Canadian clients, by proposing local content solutions for their products to be introduced in the US market, without mentioning the huge potential of US new clients in the New York State.”
SpencerARL, the Nova Bus supplier for sub-assembly and 3rd party logistics, signed a 5-year lease to occupy 42,800 sf. of industrial space in TDC’s Air Industrial Park.
“Manufacturing in North America will not go away! The key to success in North America is to develop the best value equation for manufacturing solutions with zero defects, " said Nebe Tamburro, CEO, SpencerARL