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Labor Statistics

Long Island Region, June 2006

Firm Expansions and Contractions

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Aceto Corp Nassau 06-06-2006 Aceto Corp. of Lake Success (Nassau) announced a plan to build a pharmaceutical distribution facility in Mumbai, India and to expand its current Indian sourcing and regulatory staff of 10 to include graduate-level analytical chemists and pharmacologists. The India expansion mirrors Aceto’s efforts in China, where the company successfully worked its way into the pharmaceutical market. (Long Island Business News – June 5, 2006) & (Newsday – June 6, 2006)
Lowe's Home Improvement Nassau 06-14-2006 Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse is planning to build a new store in Hicksville (Nassau) pending approval from the Town of Oyster Bay Zoning Board. If approved, this will be Lowe's fifth Long Island location. Currently under construction are sites in Bay Shore and Farmingdale (both Suffolk). (Long Island Business News – June 14, 2006)
Netsmart Technologies Suffolk 06-07-2006 Great River (Suffolk) – based Netsmart Technologies, a health and human services software provider, won a contract worth $2 million from Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, a Michigan-based firm. Under a five-year agreement Netsmart will provide licensed software as well as maintenance and support services to the Kalamazoo agency, which serves more than 7,000 consumers with mental health and developmental disabilities. (Long Island Business News – June 7, 2006)
Orbit International Corp. Suffolk 06-16-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk) – based Orbit International Corp. received a contract worth $3.1 million to continue to provide remote-control units for military ships, airplanes, and helicopters. (Newsday – June 16, 2006)
Pall Corp Suffolk 750(Est.) 06-03-2006 Pall Corp.,an East Hills (Nassau) – based manufacturer of filtration, separations and purification systems, announced that Health Canada, the government agency that oversees health care in that country, has approved the use of Pall's Acrodose PL, a system for testing blood platelets for bacteria. The approval also marks a major growth opportunity for Pall, since it will open the door for the use of other products that the company produces by Health Canada. (Newsday – June 20, 2006)
Peconic Bay Medical Center Suffolk 06-08-2006 The Peconic Bay Medical Center (formerly known as Central Suffolk Hospital) in Riverhead (Suffolk) is undertaking a two-part expansion, including a new emergency room and a "Center for Advanced Surgical Services", expected to be completed in 2007. The hospital, first opened in 1951, was originally designed to treat 15,000 patients per year; in recent years the figure has increased to more than 26,000. (Newsday – June 8, 2006)
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Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
JC Penney Nassau 100(Est.) 06-27-2006 JC Penney will shutter its store in the in the Lake Success Shopping Center in New Hyde Park (Nassau) on November 18, 2006. The store originally opened in 1956. (Newsday – June 26, 2006)
Kmart Suffolk 80(Est.) 06-26-2006 Kmart is closing its Middle Island (Suffolk) store some time in August. The company hopes employees there will find work at other Kmart and Sears (Kmart's corporate parent) stores in the region. (Newsday – June 26, 2006)
Konica Minolta Graphic Nassau 145 06-14-2006 Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging USA Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of graphic arts supplies originally known as Chemco, will close its Glen Cove (Nassau) plant by the end of this November, bringing to an end a business that has operated in the city since 1899. The company plans to lay off 145 of its 180 employees; the other 35 will be relocated to other Konica Minolta plants. (Newsday – June 14, 2006)
Saturn of Medford Suffolk 45(Est.) 06-23-2006 Marking the sixth Saturn closing on Long Island in the past 6 years, the Saturn of Medford (Suffolk) car dealership will close its doors for good at the end of June 2006 due to foreign competition and weak sales. The Medford closing leaves only one Massapequa and two Hempstead (both Nassau) Saturn dealerships (and a service-only facility in Hicksville (Nassau)) still in businss on Long Island. (Newsday – June 23, 2006)
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Run Date: 07-27-2006

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