By Fred Stabbert III
Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his...
Metallized Carbon Corporation of Ossining, N.Y., recently broke ground on a pilot plant at the Glenwild Industrial Park in the Town of Fallsburg. The plant, to benefit its Aerospace Materials Division, will be manufacturing critical components for commercial aircraft engines.
Various sites were considered throughout the Hudson Valley, Capital District, Pennsylvania, and Virginia before Metallized Carbon decided on Sullivan County. Current construction plans call for a 15,000-square-foot facility that will employ 10 people when full production is achieved in 2017. The property is approved for a total of 65,000 square feet to accommodate anticipated future expansion. At full build-out, the facility may employ as many as 100 people.
The facility will house all-new, state-of-the-art processing equipment designed to produce the highest quality self-lubricating materials for the aerospace, petro chemical, desalinization, power generation, and food processing industries, among others.
“The people and institutions in Sullivan County have been a great help in making it easy to decide to build here,” said Matt Brennan, president and CEO of Metalized Carbon Corporation. “The Sullivan County Partnership, led by Marc Baez, has been by our side every step of the way, helping to work through the issues involving State, County, and local officials and agencies.”
This project truly took a village. The Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency, headed by Steve White and supported by IDA Counsel Walter Garigliano, assisted by providing a package of very attractive incentives to ensure the growing company’s success in Sullivan County. The Resnick Group was instrumental in preparing the site, having it ready nearly a decade ago in anticipation for the right buyer. The Town of Fallsburg, under Supervisor Steve Vegliante, worked diligently to expedite the site plan to meet Metallized Carbon’s needs, which allowed the company to focus on challenging power issues and key design elements of its new facility.
“Reasonable energy costs and the close proximity to our headquarters in Ossining, N.Y. sealed the deal for us,” continued Brennan. “Metcar’s aircraft and aerospace business is growing by leaps and bounds, and Sullivan County is the perfect place to develop and build a company that is strong, capable, and modern.”
“Having been involved with the Glenwild Industrial Park since its inception nearly 10 years ago as a Town Councilman, I am happy so see its vision being realized today,” said Sullivan County Legislator Joe Perillo. “I appreciate the work the Partnership, IDA, and Town of Fallsburg have done to secure this investment and the much-needed job potential it brings.”
We are all so happy this great company chose Sullivan County. Best of luck, and welcome!