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  • Hudson Valley Region, February 2013

    FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

     

    Hudson Valley Region

    February 2013

     

    New York State Department of Labor

    Division of Research and Statistics

    120 Bloomingdale Road, Room 218

    White Plains, NY 10605

    914-997-8798

     

     

    This briefing provides information on firm-specific hiring and layoff announcements in the Hudson Valley.  The information in this report is derived from press releases, newspapers, business journals, newsletters and other public sources.  It does not include all expansions and contractions in the region – only those for which public information has been obtained.  An attempt is made to present only current information – events that have recently occurred or will occur in the near future.


     

    BUSINESS EXPANSIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

    Dutchess County

    Bocuse Restaurant, formerly the Escoffier, underwent a $3 million renovation and will reopen on February 15, 2013 at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. No job numbers were announced.

     

    Cricket Valley Energy Center - The New York State Public Service Commission recently approved plans for a massive electric generating plant to be built in the Town of Dover in Dutchess County.  The new 1,000-megawatt power plant, which will be called Cricket Valley Energy Center, will support efforts to replace power lost when other plants retire in Southeastern New York. Construction of the $1.4 billion, natural-gas powered plant is expected to begin next year. The project is expected to create 300 temporary construction jobs and 28 permanent positions once in operation.

     

    Rhinebeck village officials recently met with developers to discuss the $30 million expansion of the Northern Dutchess Hospital.  Under the plan, the expansion would include the construction of a three-story structure, with each floor covering about 25,000 square-feet of space. The first floor would have new medical office space, the second would consist of 40 single-occupancy patient rooms and the third floor would have six new operating rooms. Hospital officials have estimated that the project would create 100 temporary construction jobs and 16 full and part-time positions, as well as 8 additional physicians. Kirchhoff Medical Properties, the developer behind the 80,000 square foot expansion of the hospital, is seeking approval of a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) plan that would waive $114,552 in payments.

     

    Orange County

    Atlas Industries, a custom furniture manufacturer will relocate from Brooklyn to Orange County. The company is setting up shop at the century old former warehouse on South William Street, in Newburgh. No job numbers were announced.

     

    Precision Pipeline Solutions recently announced plans to expand their operations as a result of federal laws that mandate utility companies to upgrade their natural gas delivery and usage monitoring systems. PPS functions as a sub-contractor to utility companies, providing consulting, inspection, construction and operations and maintenance services to the pipeline industry. Precision Pipeline has contracts extending from Massachusetts to Washington D.C. The company was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Hudson Valley Regional Economic Development Council. The award funded through the Department of Labor (DOL) will provide training to 175 unemployed workers and on-the-job training to 70 newly hired in project orientation. The company has an estimated workforce of about 300 employees and is expected to increase that number by about one thousand by the end of 2013. Approximately 100 positions will be based at its headquarters in New Windsor.

     

    Putnam County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Rockland County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Sullivan County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Ulster County

    The Hudson Valley Food Distribution Hub will receive a grant for $826,000 from the State to expand the infrastructure of two food processing and distribution firms that serve farms in New York. Farm to Table Co-Packers and Hudson Valley Harvest together will develop the food hub. The funding should stimulate a total investment of over $1.8 million and create about 21 permanent jobs, as well as 12 construction jobs in Kingston. 

     

    Westchester County

    Houlihan Lawrence, an independently owned and operated residential real estate brokerage company, serving Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester counties recently opened an office in Yonkers. No job numbers were announced.

     

    IAC/Interactive Corp., a leading internet and media company, is in talks to move IAC Search from its iconic building in Chelsea (NYC) to the 24-acre i.Park Hudson campus in Yonkers. To help encourage the move, the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency recently gave initial approval to sales tax exemptions for the company's relocation project which totaled $402,000. The company would bring in 182 full-time jobs with an average salary of $125,000 per year.

     

    Legoland Discovery Center will open its first Northeast location at the Ridge Hill complex in Yonkers. There are only 10 Legoland Discovery Centers in the world, with five in the United States. The Legoland facility in Yonkers is scheduled to open on March 27, and will employ about 100 employees.   

     

    PlanGuru, a 3-year old company that develops and markets budgeting and financial planning software for businesses and nonprofits, announced plans to open their headquarters office in White Plains. The company will lease 1,635 square-feet of renovated office space at 150 Grant Street. No job numbers were announced.

     

    (Update) Xylem Inc., the spun-off water technologies business of ITT Corp., will relocate its headquarters to Reckson Executive Park in Rye Brook. Recently, the Westchester Industrial Development Agency awarded the company an estimated $562,000 in sales tax exemptions on purchases of construction materials and office furniture and equipment. In exchange for those tax breaks, Xylem agreed to retain 106 positions at an average salary of more than $300,000 and create 15 new jobs at its new headquarters with an average salary of more than $100,000. The company will lease a 50,000-square-foot space for a period of 10 years and invest an estimated $11.6 million in its new home.

     

     

    BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

     

    Dutchess County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Orange County

    Montgomery Logistics, a subsidiary of C&S Wholesale Grocers, has announced the closing of its warehouse on Bracken Road in the Town of Montgomery. The closing will happen between mid-May and early June 2013. Twenty-nine of the soon to be laid off workers are union members represented by Teamsters Local 445. The company has an estimated workforce of about 38 people. In 2009, the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) awarded C&S a 15-year property tax break.

     

    Putnam County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Rockland County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Sullivan County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Ulster County

    Journal Register Co., the parent company of several newspapers throughout the State filed a WARN notice in anticipation of a mass layoff. The Daily Freeman in Kingston, N.Y., a local paper which will lose 53 staff members, is among the casualties.

     

    Westchester County

    Nothing to report.

    STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

     

    Nothing to report.

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