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Labor Statistics

Long Island Region, September 2006

Firm Expansions and Contractions

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
B. Smith Restaurant Suffolk 09-20-2006 Barbara Smith, television hostess-author-entrepreneur, toured the main streets of Bay Shore and Patchogue in Suffolk scouting sites for a new 7,000 square-foot restaurant. B. Smith who already operates an eatery in Sag Harbor (Suffolk) and Manhattan, was accompanied on the search by Suffolk’s economic development commissioner James Morgo and local officials. (Newsday – September 20, 2006)
CPI Aerostructures Suffolk 09-18-2006 Edgewood (Suffolk) - based CPI Aerostructures received a $1.1 million order for a variety of aircraft parts productions. The order is part of a 7 year contract worth $215 million. (Long Island Business News – September 11, 2006) Edgewood (Suffolk) – based CPI Aerostructures, said it has been awarded a $2.1 million contract to provide the U.S. government with 19 landing gear door assemblies. (Long Island Business News – September 18, 2006)
Globecomm Systems Inc. Suffolk 09-22-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk) – based Globecomm Systems Inc., a provider of satellite communications, said it received multiple contract from various U.S. government agencies worth $15.2 million. The work is to be completed over approximately the next ten months but the company did not specify more about the awards(Long Island Business News – September 7, 2006) Hauppauge (Suffolk) – Globecomm Systems Inc., said it received an extra $2.7 million to support an existing contract with the Afghan National Army. (Long Island Business News – September 22, 2006)
Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk 09-15-2006 The Riverhead (Suffolk) Town Zoning Board gave approval for a Hilton Garden Inn to be built on Route 58. (The News Review – September 2006)
Marriott Residence Inn Suffolk 09-15-2006 The Riverhead (Suffolk) Town Zoning Board gave approval for a 140-room Marriott Residence Inn to be built on Route 58. (The News Review – September 2006)
Medical Action Industries Suffolk 09-12-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk) – based Medical Action Industries, a supplier of disposable medical products has inked its largest and most significant deal by acquiring an $80 million medical supplies manufacturer Medegen Llc., a Scottsdale, Arizona company. (Newsday – September 12, 2006)
Orbit International Corp. Suffolk 09-26-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk) – based Orbit International Corp, won two F-16 program contracts worth $340,000. (Long Island Business News – September 7, 2006) Hauppauge (Suffolk) – Orbit International received $350,000 in orders for its digital interrogator units from an unnamed defense contractor. (Long Island Business News – September 26, 2006)
Public Pre-K Classes Suffolk 09-06-2006 Thanks to increased funding from New York state, five school districts in Suffolk County - Brentwood, Farmingdale, Middle Country, Patchogue-Medford and South Huntington - and one - Lawrence - in Nassau are offering public pre-kindergarten classes for the first time. Under a state law first approved in 1997 the legislature this year made an additional $50M (on top of $225M already beins spent) available for the pre-K programs. (Newsday, September 7, 2006)
Sleepy's Nassau 09-07-2006 Sleepy's Inc., one of the nation's largest bedding retailers, is considering a major expansion and relocation of it's distribution and headquarters facilities from Bethpage to the nearby former campus of Northrop Grumman. In what one Long Island real estate insider described as "about the largest warehouse [deal] that I can remember", Sleepy's will leave the Bethpage (Nassau) headquarters it has occupied since 1994 in favor of a 65%-larger space in the nearby former Grumman plant. The company, Long Island's 15th largest by revenue according to LI Business News, has more than 400 stores in 7 states and, in 2004, had 1,300 employees, including about 500 locally. (LI Business News, September 6, 2006)
Telephonics Corporation Suffolk 09-13-2006 Telephonics Corp., a subsidiary of Griffon Corp., received an $11 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop and qualify an encryption system used for transmission of secure communications. The work will be performed at the Telephonics facility in Farmingdale (Suffolk). (Long Island Business News – September 13, 2006)
Winthrop Wellness Pavillion Nassau 09-27-2006 The Former Saks Fifth Avenue in Garden City (Nassau), vacant since January 2005, is set to be reinvented as a health center to be known as the Winthrop Wellness Pavillion. Winthrop-University Hospital and Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness will join forces to fill two-thirds of the space. Winthrop will use the space for physician’s offices, physical therapy and sports medicine, and health education classes and seminars. Healthtrax, will offer gym services including cardio, lap pool, yoga. (Long Island Business News – September 27, 2006)
Xiom Corp. Suffolk 09-13-2006 Xiom Corp., a plastic coatings company in West Babylon (Suffolk) is tripling its space by moving next door. The expansion comes after the company received an 18-month Navy contract to develop a special spray and coatings gun to reduce Navy ship maintenance costs. The dollar amount was not discussed. (Newsday – September 13, 2006)
“Trump on the Ocean” Restaurant Nassau 09-15-2006 Real estate mogul Donald Trump and Long Island restaurateur Steven M. Carl will join forces to launch an upscale dining and banquet facility at Jones Beach State Park (Nassau) dubbed “Trump on the Ocean”. The state will own the facility and take in about $200,000 a year, plus inflation, as a flat fee. New York will receive between 2 and 5 percent of the gross revenues from the catering hall and restaurant, once it passes the three year mark. Mr. Trump promises to invest $40 million of private money in the project. As a state-owned project on state land, the restaurant will be exempt from school and county real estate taxes, although the county and state would still collect sales taxes from the facility. (Newsday – September 15, 2006)
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Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Southampton Care Center Suffolk 76 09-11-2006 The Southampton Care Center, a nursing home in Southampton will close on November 9, 2006 and lay off 76 workers. (WARN, September 11, 2006)
Carolina Precision Plastics, LLC Suffolk 84 09-25-2006 Carolina Precision Plastics, LLC a plastics manufacturer in Ronkonkoma (Suffolk) will move to North Carolina to November 20, 2006. Eighty-four workers will be effected. (WARN, September 25, 2006)
Global Steel Products Corp. Suffolk 65 09-11-2006 Global Steel Products Corp., a Deer Park (Suffolk)-based manufacturer of toilet partition compartments, will close its doors for the last time on October 27 and lay off 65 workers. (WARN, September 11, 2006)
Skydrive Driving Range Suffolk 09-18-2006 Skydrive, a 13-acre golf driving range on Route 110 in Farmingdale (Suffolk), is closing. It is likely that the space will be converted to "Class A" office buildings as part of Babylon Town's ambitious plan to transform Route 110 into a high-tech corridor. (Long Island Business – September 18, 2006)
Symbol Technologies Suffolk 09-20-2006 Motorola Inc. agreed to acquire Holtsville (Suffolk) – based Symbol Technologies for $3.9 billion; Symbol will become a subsidiary of Motorola. Motorola intends to keep Symbol’s Holtsville headquarters, which which will be the core of Motorola’s global enterprise mobility business. No decision has been made on whether the company will maintain its current staffing level, or if the Symbol name would be retained. Symbol has 5,200 employees, including about 1.400 on Long Island. (Long Island Business News – September 20, 2006)
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Run Date: 10-10-2006

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