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Labor Statistics

Long Island Region, October 2006

Firm Expansions and Contractions

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
American Dynamics Corporation Suffolk 10-27-2006 Enterprise Park Calverton (Suffolk), site of a former Grumman Corp. plant that employed 3,000 in its heyday, could once again be home to aircraft production. American Dynamics Corporation, a New Jersey company that leases space in EPCAL's "industrial core", has advertised 30 job openings and applied for permission to use the former Grumman runway at the facility. The company plans to produce unmanned drones called "Battle Hogs". If the company is successful at obtaining goverment contracts, its local employment could grow, according to a company official. (The News-Review in Riverhead – October 27, 2006)
CPI Aerostructures Suffolk 10-05-2006 Edgewood (Suffolk)-based CPI Aero Inc., one of Long Island’s last remaining makers of spare parts for aircraft, received a $4.4 million contract from Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut. CPI will provide electronic Infra Red Reduction System module spare parts for the Black Hawk helicopter. (Newsday – October 5, 2006)
Canon USA Suffolk 1000 10-27-2006 The Huntington (Suffolk) Town Council approved a zoning change that allows for the construction of a larger building along the Long Island Expressway, paving the way for Canon USA to move its headquarters from Lake Succes (Nassau) to the Melville (Suffolk) "Pumpkin Farm" site. The move will affect about 1,000 employees. (Long Island Business News – October 27, 2006)
Enterprise Park Calverton Suffolk 10-05-2006 The Town of Riverhead (Suffolk) approved a zoning change for the 2,900-acre Enterprise Park at Calverton that will attract high-end office buildings and additional light industrial facilities. When first chartered, 10 years ago, the core of the former Grumman facility, known as EPCAL, was to remain industrial, but the remaining 2,200 acres were zoned for recreation. Now, however, as the demand for office space is pushing ever eastward, the Town has revised its initial zoning rules to permit office construction at the park. (Newsday – October 5, 2006)
Globecomm Systems Inc. Suffolk 10-20-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk) – based Globecomm Systems Inc. received a $5.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy for 50 of its Auto-Explorer satellite terminals. The contract will be fulfilled by July 2007. (Long Island Business News – October 20, 2006)
Long Island Development Corp. Nassau 10-17-2006 Thanks to changes in Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) rules the Long Island Development Corp. (LIDC), based in Plainview (Nassau), has expanded its business to New Jersey companies and hopes to soon reach businesses in Connecticut as well. The company which makes development loans to small businesses will still be known locally as the LIDC but under the new rules has also established the Greater New York Development Co,(GNYDC)which can offer loans across "local economic areas". The GNDC already has two loans to New Jersey businesses and several applications pending. Reaction from development authorities in New Jersey appears to be positive. (Newsday – October 17, 2006)
NBTY Inc. Suffolk 10-17-2006 NBTY Inc., the Bohemia (Suffolk) – based maker of nutritional supplements said sales rose 8% in its wholesale, European and direct-response markets. NBTY has acquired 30 companies in the past 15 years and most recently purchased Zila Nutraceuticals Inc., a Phoenix-based company, in August 2006. NBTY employees 11,000 people worldwide, including 2,384 on Long Island. (Newsday – October 17, 2006)
Pall Corp Nassau 10-26-2006 Pall Corp. received a $15.8 million contract from Minneapolis Water Works to deliver a water treatment system to the city’s water utility. (Long Island Business News – October 26, 2006)
Stony Brook University Suffolk 10-23-2006 Stony Brook (Suffolk) University announced it has received a $1.7 million grant from a journalism foundation to create what it believes is the nation’s first university-wide course in “news literacy”. The goal of the program is to help people sort through tremendous amount of information available to us as citizens. The university plans to contribute $2 million to the program. (Newsday – October 23, 2006)
Symbol Technologies Suffolk 10-18-2006 Holtsville (Suffolk) – based Symbol Technologies Inc. received a 5-year extension on a licensing deal with Datalogic SpA, of Bologna, Italy, one of Europe’s largest makers of bar-code scanning equipment. The contract is estimated to be worth between $60 and $75 million. Symbol will be Datalogic’s exclusive supplier of laser scan engines and provide wireless technology. (Newsday – October 18, 2006)
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Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Canon USA Nassau 1000 10-27-2006 The Huntington (Suffolk) Town Council approved a zoning change that allows for the construction of a larger building along the Long Island Expressway, paving the way for Canon USA to move its headquarters from Lake Succes (Nassau) to the Melville (Suffolk) "Pumpkin Farm" site. The move will affect about 1,000 employees. (Long Island Business News – October 27, 2006)
KeySpan Corporation Nassau 10-27-2006 Electricity provider KeySpan Corporation’s takeover by British utility National Grid will lead to downsizing, but the force reductions will come through early retirement and attrition, not layoffs, says Chief Executive Bob Catell. (Long Island Business News – October 27, 2006)
Levitz Furniture Nassau 52 10-27-2006 Furniture retailer Levitz Furniture will relocate its corporate headquarters in Woodbury (Nassau) and its management operations to the historic Woolworth building in downtown Manhattan. The Management Information Systems Department will remain open in Woodbury. (WARN – October 27, 2006)
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Run Date: 11-30-2006

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