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Hudson Valley Region, February 2015

FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

Hudson Valley Region

February 2015

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
IBM
announced plans to upgrade its Sterling Forest facility in the Town of Tuxedo and is seeking financial incentives from the Orange County Industrial Development Agency. Big Blue has applied for sales tax exemptions as it plans to spend at least $50 million to upgrade its resiliency center.

Save-A-Lot, the discount grocery supermarket chain, recently opened a new store on Lake Street, in Newburgh. No job numbers were announced.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
Flexjet,
a Texas-based private jet operator, will relocate its operations from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Westchester County Airport’s Hangar F. The company will receive tax incentives from the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency. About 20 temporary construction jobs will be created during a four-month renovation period of the hangar facility, which will include enlarging the hangar doors to accommodate larger aircrafts and renovating and remodeling half of the office space into a customer lounge. Flexjet expects to bring 35 high-paying jobs from New Jersey to Westchester County, with employment levels growing by about 10 percent each year for the next two to three years. An additional 55 permanent jobs will be created over the next five years.

Leggiado, a luxury fashion manufacturer and retailer, is relocating its headquarters to downtown Yonkers from Manhattan’s garment district. The luxury fashion manufacturer is seeking at least $69,275 in sales and mortgage-tax breaks for the purchase and rehabilitation of a building at 65 Main Street. Leggiado will create 20 full-time jobs at the facility, which will serve as the company’s cutting, sewing and design center, as well as its administrative offices. The company will also open an outlet store for its upscale women’s wear.

RACKS Corp., is seeking special permit from the Greenburgh Town Board to build a 113-bed assisted living facility on a 5.3-acre wooded site at the end of North High Street and North Lawrence Avenue. The 92,000 square-foot facility would include studio and one-bedroom units, ranging in size from 420 to 620 square feet. No job numbers were announced.

BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
announced plans to close its City of Poughkeepsie branch at the Civic Center Plaza in June, once its lease expires. No job numbers were announced.

Orange County
Hudson Valley Lighting
is aborting its plan to build a $16 million facility on a former landfill in the City of Newburgh. Owner David Littman and Newburgh officials confirmed that the high-end lighting company’s decision to abandon a planned 140,000 square-foot facility on the state-designated Brownfield site could mean that the company will leave the city. Technical problems associated with building on a contaminated property and harsh winter weather conditions have cause delays which, in turn, have left little time for HVL to finish tax credit eligible work before the Brownfield program expires at the end of the year. The expansion had called for Hudson Valley Lighting to expand its workforce from 180 to 230.

Windmill Distributing Company, LP filed a WARN notice with the NYS Department of Labor in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company will close its warehouse on Bracken Road in the Town of Montgomery and lay off 159 employees. The plant closing comes in the wake of Windmill Distributing’s merger with Bronx-based Manhattan Beer Distributors, which was announced in December. Windmill will also lay off another 499 employees at its facility on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. The affected employees in Montgomery area are represented by the Soft Drink and Brewery Workers Teamsters Local 812.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
The Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
in White Plains announced plans to close the school in July 2015, at the end of the school year. The Sisters of the Divine Compassion, the religious order that operates the school, had been looking for a new location since listing their current 16-acre campus, on North Broadway, which also housed their elementary school, up for sale. Unfortunately, they were unable to find a suitable and affordable location for the high school, but were able to find a location for the Good Counsel Elementary School at the former Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School in Valhalla. No job numbers were announced.

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

Nothing to report.

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