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  • Hudson Valley Region, January 2013

    FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

     

    Hudson Valley Region

    January 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

    Nothing to report.

     

    Orange County

    Medical Missions for Children, a nonprofit based at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, N.J., announced plans to build a $95 million cancer center in Goshen, N.Y. in Orange County.  The medical center would specialize in treating children with proton beam therapy, a targeted and accurate form of radiation that causes less damage to healthy tissues.  The plan also calls for a 138-room extended stay hotel. It is estimated that the project would create about 600 jobs, ranging from physicians and nurses to busboys in the hotel restaurant.

    Garcia's Supermarket announced plans to expand in Middletown. With a $500,000 loan from the National Development Council and $50,000 from the city's Office of Economic and Community Development, the Hispanic supermarket will add a Central American sandwich restaurant to the existing facility. Renovations at the supermarket on North Street will begin in March and take about two months to be completed. The expansion is expected to add three to five employees.

     

    Stewart International Airport will undergo three major multiyear projects in 2013. They will include: rehabilitation of both runways estimated at $143.5 million, with construction scheduled to begin in April, to be completed in the first quarter of 2015; a $19 million expansion of the terminal to allow for customs inspections and other services for international flights, with construction beginning in the third quarter of 2014, to be completed by first quarter 2016; and a $10 million construction of a new state police forensics laboratory beginning in April 2013. No job numbers were available.

     

    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, headquartered in New York City, recently announced plans to develop a medical college at the former Horton campus of Orange Regional Medical Center in the city of Middletown in Orange County. The project is expected to create 150 temporary construction jobs, 429 faculty and staff positions, 27 hospital administrators and 344 resident doctors and 550 students when completed and operational.      

     

    Putnam County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Rockland County

    Holiday Inn Express is looking to build a new hotel in Spring Valley. The $13.9 million project is in the process of getting approval for construction on a vacant lot eastbound on Route 59, across from the Spring Valley Marketplace. The 101-room limited service hotel would feature a fitness center, meeting rooms and a swimming pool. No job numbers were available.

    Nylo Hotels is seeking approval from town officials to convert a vacant manufacturing facility in Nyack into a four-story upscale hotel with 128 rooms. Nylo has facilities in Texas, and Rhode Island. The company also plans to open a new hotel on the Upper West Side of Manhattan later this year. No final job numbers were announced.

     

    Uniqlo, a Japanese fashion retailer announced plans to open two new stores at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack and at the Ridge Hill in Yonkers. The Palisades Center store is expected to open in early March; a mid-spring opening is scheduled for the Ridge Hill store. Uniqlo expects to hire 100 full- and part-time employees at each location.

     

    Sullivan County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Ulster County

    Esopus Farms Hotel and Spa - a Manhattan developer announced plans to build a 63-room boutique hotel, restaurant, bar, spa and a conference center in the Town of Esopus. The hotel, restaurant and conference center is expected to employ about 50 people.

     

    Westchester County

    The Glenwood Project - a developer plan to transform the old Glenwood Power Plant into a cultural destination that includes a restaurant, two hotels, an exhibition hall, several cafes and a spa. The project received a $1 million boost from the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. The $200 million project is scheduled to be completed in 2016 and is estimated to create 1,800 temporary construction jobs and about 955 permanent jobs.   

     

    Pasternak Wine Imports, a national importer of wines and spirits, has expanded its headquarters in Harrison. The wine importer recently signed an eight year lease extension and will relocate from its 5,598 square-foot office space on the fifth floor to a new 7,720 square-feet office on the fourth floor of Malkin's 285,000 square-foot Class A building. No job numbers were announced.

     

    The Club at Briarcliff Manor, a planned retirement community, is scheduled to break ground later this year on the former site of The King's College. The Club will feature two residential villages on 59 acres that will provide views of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline.  The villages will offer 288 apartment style residences, 24 townhomes and 13 free-standing villa homes. No job numbers were announced.

     

    Westmed Medical Group plans to open another medical office in Harrison. The medical group will open an 85,000 square-foot full service medical office with primary care physicians, specialists, an urgent care center, clinical laboratory and radiology services. Westmed has facilities throughout Westchester County, including offices in Rye, Yonkers, Purchase, Scarsdale, New Rochelle, as well as an existing facility in Harrison. No job numbers were announced.

     

     

    BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

    Dutchess County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Orange County

    Warwick Country Chevrolet will close after nearly 30 years in the community. Frank Petrucci had hoped to sell his dealership to the nearby Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer but General Motors had other plans. GM bought out Petrucci and will close the facility in early January 2013, resulting in 22 layoffs. 

     

    Putnam County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Rockland County

    Presidential Life, a Nyack-based insurance company was acquired by Athene, a private holding firm for $414 million. It remains unclear as to the fate of the estimated 100 or so employees at the company's headquarters on Lydecker Street in Nyack.

     

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. filed a WARN notice with the New York State Department of Labor on January 7, 2013 in anticipation of a layoff. The company will close its manufacturing plant in Pomona and transfer its operation to another facility. There's an estimated 100 workers in the manufacturing operations there and about 325 employees in all at that site. The layoffs will begin on April 3, and be completed within two years.

    The Archdiocese of New York announced plans to close two schools in Rockland County; St. Augustine in New City, and St. Peter School in Haverstraw. Final job cuts have not yet been determined.

     

    Sullivan County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Ulster County

    Nothing to report.

     

    Westchester County

    Big M, a New Jersey-based company that owns Mandee and Annie Sez recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The low-priced clothing retailer has several locations throughout the Hudson Valley. No announcements have been made as to the fate of the stores in the region. 

    STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

     

    Nothing to report

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