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Hudson Valley Region, October 2014

FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

Hudson Valley Region

October 2014

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
In a merger deal that had been in the works for about a year, IBM will pay Global Foundries $1.5 billion to take over its semiconductor manufacturing business, in East Fishkill in Dutchess County and Vermont. The transaction is expected to close in 2015, pending regulatory approvals. Global Foundries will receive the money as a cash consideration over a three year period, while IBM will receive $200 million in assets. Global Foundries, which has a major chip manufacturing plant in Malta in Saratoga County, expects to provide employment opportunities for substantially all IBM employees at the two facilities..

Orange County
Hudson Valley Lighting
, celebrated the groundbreaking of its new headquarters on a former landfill on 15.2 acres of land in Newburgh. The $20.8 million project, $3.2 million of which came from federal and state grants, will allow the company to keep its existing workforce of 180 people in Newburgh, while creating an additional 50 full-time permanent jobs. In addition, another 30 to 60 temporary construction jobs will be created during the construction phase.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Tuthill Spirits, L.L.C and Tuthill Holdings, L.L.C.
received a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand its distillery operation in Ulster County. The farm distillery company will use the money to expand its production space, while retaining 56 jobs and adding an additional three jobs.

Westchester County
Cambria Suites
recently opened a new hotel on Main Street in White Plains. The 130-unit, all-suite hotel is part of a mixed-use development that includes 35,000 square feet of retail space and two floors of underground parking. The $37 million project is part of a joint venture between Meyer Jabara Hotels and franchisor Choice Hotels International Inc. The eight story hotel is built on the former site of an A&P supermarket which was demolished in 2011.

FedEx announced plans to add 50,000 seasonal workers in anticipation of another record breaking holiday-season of deliveries. The company has several facilities throughout the region, including some in Westchester County.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center recently opened its new outpatient treatment facility in West Harrison. The new treatment center will provide outpatient cancer care services delivered by Memorial Sloan Kettering doctors, including diagnostic imaging, treatment and social work. No job numbers were announced.

Montefiore Health System celebrated the grand-opening of its new, 28-bed medical-surgical unit at Montefiore Mount Vernon hospital. No job numbers were announced.

Stanley Black and Decker’s Power Business has rescinded its layoff plans at its facility in Brewster. The company had planned to layoff 35 employees at the Westchester facility beginning in August 2014.

PM Pediatrics, a chain of urgent care clinics, will open its second Westchester County office. The new 5,069 square-foot facility on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers will feature on-site X-ray and lab testing, as well as 10 exam rooms and two procedure rooms. PM Pediatrics has three clinics in New York City, four on Long Island, three in New Jersey and one in Rockland County. No job numbers were announced.

The Westchester Bank will open a new branch in November 2014, at 51 South Moger Avenue, in Mount Kisco. No job numbers were announced.

Yonkers-based PFNY L.L.C., the largest franchisee of the Planet Fitness chain of workout facilities, recently opened a new location at 250 Main Street, in White Plains. The new facility will include 150 pieces of cardio equipment outfitted with individual TVs and many more amenities, including hydro massage and red light therapy. No job numbers were announced.

BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Nothing to report.

Orange County
Windmill Distributing Company, L.P.
filed a WARN notice on October 31, 2014 with NYS Department of Labor in anticipation of a mass layoff. The beverage distributor will lay off 159 employees at its plant in Montgomery, and 577 employees at its facility in Brooklyn. Windmill Distributing is merging with Manhattan Beer, which will be the surviving entity. Although the company filed the WARN notice, it is still not clear how many workers, if any, will lose their jobs, and/or how many will end up as employees of Manhattan Beer.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
Nothing to report.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
Mid Hudson Medical Group, P.C.
filed a WARN notice on October 3, 2014 with NYS Department of Labor in anticipation of a mass layoff. The medical group will lay off about 746employees when its merger with Mount Kisco Medical Group is completed on December 31, 2014. However, according to Dr. Scott Hayworth, the head of the Mount Kisco Group, the layoff notice does not necessary mean such a massive job loss, but rather that staff will be leaving the Mid Hudson Group and shift over to Mount Kisco. The two groups, both large multi-doctor practices active in Dutchess and neighboring counties, plan to combine by the end of the year and start 2015 under an expanded Mount Kisco banner.

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

Tappan Zee Constructors, the builder of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, is accusing leaders of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and its two affiliates, Dockbuilders Local 1556 and Carpenters Local 279, of concocting a “back-room” deal to squeeze an extra $7 million out the project for their members. The ongoing legal battle stems over which trade has jurisdiction over certain work on the bridge’s foundation. Under the union’s plan, costs would be $7.3 million higher because workers would earn the Dockbuilders’ hourly wage and benefit rate of $92.47, which is $22 an hour more that the carpenters’ compensation.

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