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Business Expansions and Contractions - Long Island Region April 2016

Business Expansions and Openings

Super Sweep, a small manufacturer of push brooms and brushes based in Deer Park (Suffolk County), plans to expand in Huntington Station (Suffolk County). The business will receive up to $200,000 in state tax credits over 10 years if it hires 29 people and maintains the jobs of six current employees.


Long Island Fireproof Door Inc., also known as LIF Industries Inc., a Port Washington (Nassau County)-based manufacturer of custom hollow metal doors and frames, decided not to move more than 100 jobs to Pennsylvania after receiving a grant from Empire State Development. LIF industries will purchase a 40,000 square-foot building, across the street from its current factory. In exchange for up to $500,000 in Excelsior Job Program tax credits, the company will add 21 jobs within 5 years.


John Hassall Inc., a Westbury (Nassau County)-based manufacturer of aircraft parts, has pledged to add 30 jobs in exchange for low-cost electricity through the ReCharge NY program.


Premier Care Industries Inc., a manufacturer of baby wipes, diapers and feminine hygiene products, is planning an $8 million expansion in Hauppauge (Suffolk County) that will create at least 20 jobs by 2018, with help from tax breaks from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. Premier has a workforce of 61 people, 60 of them in Suffolk. Another 30 people work in temporary jobs at the company. Records show permanent employees earn, on average, $32,700, excluding medical and retirement benefits., an online distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies, has been approved by Suffolk County for nearly $500,000 in tax breaks to relocate its headquarters from Farmingdale (Nassau County) to Melville (Suffolk County). Currently the company employs 130 employees, with 107 workers on Long Island. The company plans to move 74 of those jobs to Melville, adding 10 more in the first year, and another 10 the following year. Job functions include accounting, purchasing, programming, customer development, IT and marketing. The company plans to open another warehouse in Cranbury, New Jersey, where it will move 33 Long Island jobs. They estimate that growth will require adding an additional 50 jobs on Long Island over five years. Records show employees, on average, make $47,728 a year.


Avenue, a specialty retail chain specializing on plus-sized apparel for women, will open two new stores on Long Island this month. One is slated to open in mid-April in the Commack Shopping Center (Suffolk County) and the other in the Central Islip Town Center (Suffolk County) on April 20.


Manufacturer parts and HVAC supply company Trane Supply recently opened a new store in Ronkonkoma (Suffolk County). The store joins one other Long Island Trane store in Plainview (Nassau County) and is the 5th store now in the metro New York area.



Business Contractions and Closings


First Data Corp., a credit-card processing company, plans to close its Melville (Suffolk County) office by the end of next year, according to a state regulatory filing posted on March 15. The office employs 641 people.


Ocean Side Institutional Industries, a commercial laundry company plans, to close its Oceanside (Nassau County) plant and lay off as many as 171 workers, according to a state regulatory notice. The notice from Ocean Side Institutional Industries lists June 18 as the closing date and says the layoffs will begin June 15.



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