“At TDC, we think our success is defined by the successes of the companies that are here in our region, and that there is no better way to attract companies to Clinton County than to showcase the products, services, and workforce that are thriving here,” said Paul A. Grasso, Jr., President and CEO of The Development Corporation.
Take a look at some of the companies that have recently relocated or expanded to Greater Plattsburgh:
RIDGEFIELD ONE STAFFING LLC
Headquartered in Ridgefield, Connecticut and with offices in Vermont and New York, Ridgefield One provides permanent and temporary employment services. Ridgefield One has agreed to lease office space in TDC’s Air Industrial Park.
NOVEMBER 2016MTL COOL
Canadian manufacturer of point-of-sale coolers and freezers based in Chambly, Quebec, MTL Cool, opened a 5,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution space in TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park. The majority of MTL’s clients are in the U.S. including Dannon, Safeway, General Mills, Unilever and Kroger. “We have great clients. We want to get closer to that market,” said MTL President Mark Bedard. “It’s been a good experience for us, we can see ourselves growing there [Plattsburgh].”
Norsk Titanium, the world’s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components today announced the opening of the Plattsburgh Demonstration & Qualification Center (PDQC), a 70,000 square foot production and training facility in TDC’s Air Industrial Park. The PDQC will complement the company’s new U.S. headquarters and manufacturing plant which is in the design and planning phase with a targeted completion date in 2017. “Launching the PDQC facility in 2016 represents a multi-million dollar investment by Norsk Titanium in the region and demonstrates our commitment to quickly commence operations and get a head-start on partnering with the people of Plattsburgh to generate jobs and economic development here,” said Norsk Titanium President & Chief Executive Officer Warren M. Boley, Jr.
Schluter Systems established roots in Greater Plattsburgh nearly 30 years ago. The company’s product line includes over 4,000 items, ranging from tile trims, uncoupling membranes, and waterproof building panels, to electric floor warming systems and shower systems. In August, Schluter Systems announced it will invest over $22 million to build a new 45,000 square-foot LEED certified manufacturing facility and expand its current warehouse by 200,000 square-feet.
The facilities and people in Plattsburgh are integral to our success in North America and this expansion helps prepare the company for continued growth. We are grateful for the Excelsior Jobs Program as it provides important support for this significant investment and continues our partnership with the community,” said Schluter Systems President Marco Ludwig.
Plastitel USA announced that it is expanding its manufacturing operation at the Northstar Technology Center in Chazy. The expansion involves new investment and transfer of some equipment from one of its two Montreal-area plants. Plastitel, with head offices in Laval, Quebec, moved into about 15,000 square feet at Northstar last summer. That would increase to about 20,000 square feet with the expansion. The company, which specializes in thermoplastic manufacturing, opened its Chazy location to provide parts to Nova Bus and Prevost. That has helped those two companies, both part of Volvo Group, meet Buy America Act provisions in municipal transit authority equipment contracts that receive federal funding.
Prelco, a Quebec-based manufacturer of specialty glass products, announced that it has leased 10,000 square feet at 30 Bridge Road in the Village of Rouses Point. Based in Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Prelco has been in business for more than 50 years. It has annual sales of about $100 million (Canadian) and employs about 700 people at 11 locations. The move is also expected to help Prelco clients such as Prevost and Bombardier meet increased U.S. content provisions, which are predicted to reach 70 percent by 2020, and to reduce transportation costs of shipping product from their Quebec plants.
Québec-based Delastek is a specialist in the manufacturing of composite parts as well as in the integration of circuit breaker panels, electronic casings, wiring, air ducts, finishing panels and other accessories for the transportation and aerospace industries. At their Plattsburgh facility in TDC’s Air Industrial Park, Delastek will be working with Nova Bus and Prevost in TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park, providing both companies with customized bumpers that are fabricated by polyurethane injection.
Headquartered in Beloeil, Quebec, Demers Ambulances is a world-class leader in ambulance design, manufacture and distribution and one of the largest firms of its kind in North America. On October 22, 2015, the company announced the completion of the fiftieth Mercedes Sprinter Type II Van produced in its Plattsburgh facility in TDC’s Air Industrial Park in partnership with SpencerARL.
Quebec-based Plastitel Plastics is the first tenant at Northstar Technology Center, the former Pfizer facility in the Town of Chazy. The company specializes in thermoplastic manufacturing. Nova Bus/Prevost in Quebec and Plattsburgh are among their clients, and their first U.S. manufacturing plant locates them closer to the companies’ facility in TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park.
“We thank the Volvo Group North America for the opportunity to grow with them here in the United States,” said Plastitel Plastics President Normand Lucier. The facility has everything we sought as we looked for U.S. sites, including first-class infrastructure and proximity to Interstate 87 and to our plants in Laval and Chateaugay in Quebec.
Founded in 1995 in Champlain, NY, Country Malt Group (CMG) is a malt and specialty brewing product division of Great Western Malting Co., which, in turn, is owned by Australia-based Grain Corp. They are the exclusive North American distributor of a number of malts used in the brewing process, and offer a number of other brewing ingredients and supplies. In June, 2015 the company hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new 100,000 warehouse and distribution facility located in Champlain. Previously the company leased a 40,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in TDC’s Champlain Industrial Park.
“Our proximity to Montreal is one of our biggest advantages,” said Karrie Tremblay. CMG’s head of procurement. Her team places orders with a six–to-10-week lead time, with the majority of those shipments coming from malt producers in Europe or western Canada.
Prevost, part of the Volvo Group, is a manufacturing company specializing in touring coach and bus assembly. The company, based in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, invested $26 million in a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the Nova Bus facility in TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park. Nova Bus is also part of the Volvo Group and is a sister company to Prevost. The expansion enabled Prevost to build its first production line in the United States.
“As a global leader in the motorcoach industry, we are extremely proud that our relentless pursuit of excellence leads us in this last American market segment,” said Prevost President Gaétan Bolduc. “This first assembly line in the United States will allow us to increase the company’s competitive position.”
3DRPD USA is a prototyping center that is dedicated to the manufacturing of chromium-cobalt partial denture frameworks for American dental laboratories. The company chose to open its business in Rouses Point, NY primarily due to its proximity to the Quebec border, as its corporate office is in Montreal. Plant Manager Ron Cotto is no stranger to technology; he worked for IBM as a supervisor for eight years. Then he worked for B3CG, a wiring company in TDC’s Air Industrial Park.