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BEAC Current News Report

Long Island Region, November 2006

Firm Expansions and Contractions

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Adelphi University Nassau 11-07-2006 Update: Adelphi University received $5 million from the state of New York, towards the construction of its $30 million performing arts center, the largest public grant in the university's history. (Newsday, November 7, 2006) Garden City (Nassau)–based Adelphi University announced a three-year, $94 million building expansion on campus. The school will upgrade classrooms, rehearsal and performance spaces, and recreational and athletic facilities. Groundbreaking will take place in June 2006. (Newsday – March 15, 2006)
CPI Aerostructures Suffolk 11-30-2006 CPI Aerostructures Inc. said the U.S. Air Force has placed a $6.9 million order for its T-38 Talon trainer aircraft program. “Through November 30th, new orders for 2006 totaled $28.5 million, nearly double the $14.3 million in awards for the same period last year,” said CPI’s chief executive. (Long Island Business News – November 30, 2006)
Canon USA Nassau 2000(Est.) 11-13-2006 UPDATE: Canon USA signed a contract to buy 52 acres in Melville (Suffolk) to build a 700,000 square foot headquarters. The building, twice the size of its current headquarters Lake Success (Nassau) will keep 1,130 jobs on the Island and eventually add 1,000 more, according to the company. (Long Island Business News – November 13, 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)
Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. Suffolk 11-07-2006 Medford (Suffolk)–based Chembio Diagnostics Inc. said it received an order for 990,000 of its rapid HIV tests to screen pregnant women in Mexico for the AIDS virus. The company is quickly becoming one of the largest distributors of such tests in Latin America. (Newsday – November 7, 2006)
Comtech Telecommunications Suffolk 11-07-2006 Melville (Suffolk) – based Comtech Telecommunications Corp. received a $24.3 million in orders from the Army for an ongoing Movement Tracking System Programs. The orders will fall under a previously received $418.2 million in total orders under the MTS contract. (Long Island Business News – November 7, 2006)
EDO Corporation Suffolk 11-17-2006 Weapons producer EDO Corp. of North Amityville (Suffolk) received a $1.8 million order from defense contractor Lockheed Martin for composite materials used on the exterior of the military’s F-35 jets. EDO operations in North Amityville are also producing pneumatic weapons-release systems and advanced antennas for the warplanes. (Long Island Business News – November 7, 2006) EDO Corp. also said it received a task order worth $37 million from the U.S. Army to support the military’s self-piloted, remote-controlled spy planes. EDO will provide engineering support, training, testing and logistics planning for the Army’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office. Unmanned aircraft are small, flown via remote control and usually carry cameras, communications equipment and even weapons. (Long Island Business News, November 17, 2006)
Nassau University Medical Center Nassau 11-28-2006 Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) is expected to receive a $24 million grant from the state for six major projects, provided the Nassau County Legislature approves transferring $10.2 million to the Medical Center, the county's only public hospital, from its tobacco settlement funds. The projects expected to be funded are: $10 million for the hospital’s emergency room; $7 million for construction of a new Hempstead Community Health Center and a new Institute for Minority Health Disparities; $4.9 million for moving and upgrading the radiology department; $2.6 million for health information technology projects; $1.2 million to temporarily move the ambulatory surgery area; and $555,000 to consolidate the pediatrics unit with the pediatric intensive-care unit. (Newsday – November 28, 2006)
Orbit International Corp. Suffolk 11-28-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk) – based Orbit International Corp. said its Behlman Electronics subsidiary received an order for a power supply used in oil and gas exploration. The contract is worth $1.2 million and deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2007. (Long Island Business News – November 28, 2006)
Orbit International Corp. Suffolk 11-01-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk)-based Orbit International Corp. said Wednesday that its electronics group has received an initial design and development contract for $850,000 from a global defense and aerospace prime contractor for a 12.1-inch color liquid crystal display in support of the U.S. Navy’s new Multi-Mission Maritime Program Aircraft. (LI Business News, November 1, 2006)
Pallets-R-US Suffolk 40 11-14-2006 Pallet maker Pallets-R-US Inc. of Wyandanch (Suffolk) recently received approval from the Brookhaven (Suffolk) Town Board to proceed with plans to build a 96,000 square-foot warehouse and manufacturing facility on 19.2 acres the company bought last year in the Woodside Industrial Park in the South Yaphank Empire Zone. The company plans to create 40 new jobs and in exchange will receive tax incentives from the Empire Zone. (Newsday – November 14, 2006)
Telephonics Corporation Suffolk 11-28-2006 Jericho (Nassau) – based Telephonics, a unit of Griffon Corp., has won a five-year contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to provide its TruLink wireless intercommunication system. Work on the program will be performed at the Telephonics facilities in Farmingdale and Huntington (Suffolk). (Newsday – November 28, 2006)
Telephonics Corporation Suffolk 11-28-2006 Jericho (Nassau) – based Telephonics, a unit of Griffon Corp., has won a five-year contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to provide its TruLink wireless intercommunication system. Work on the program will be performed at the Telephonics facilities in Farmingdale and Huntington (Suffolk). (Newsday – November 28, 2006)
Verizon Nassau 11-14-2006 Freeport (Nassau) Board of Trustees awarded Verizon to bring its FiOS television service to the village. Freeport is the 13th community on Long Island and 21st in the state to grant a cable franchise to the telecommunications company. (Long Island Business News – November 14, 2006)
William Floyd Parkway Corridor Suffolk 11-13-2006 Brookhaven (Suffolk) officials announced a plan to create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly corridor of office, retail and housing development that favors pedestrians and is rich in character. The corridor, proposed to run alongside the William Floyd Parkway, will include Brookhaven Walk, a pedestrian friendly shopping mall, and the Brookhaven Technology Park, created inside an Empire Zone. It will also unite nearby Dowling College and Brookhaven National Lab with Calabro Airport, South Haven County Park and a proposed adjoining affordable housing development. (Newsday – November 13, 2006)
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Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Brunswick Hospital Suffolk 11-28-2006 The Berger Commission, formed by Gov. George Pataki and the State Legislature in part to shut down duplicative hospitals statewide, has recommended closing the Skilled Nursing Facility at Brunswick Hospital in Amityville (Suffolk). The Commission also recommended bed reductions at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson (Suffolk), Long Beach Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson in Uniondale and Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing in Woodbury (all Nassau). The state legislature and the governor must now either accept or reject the Commission's plan in its entirety. (LI Business News, November 28, 2006)
Canon USA Nassau 1000 11-13-2006 UPDATE: Canon USA signed a contract to buy 52 acres in Melville (Suffolk) to build a 700,000 square foot headquarters. The building, twice the size of its current headquarters Lake Success (Nassau) will keep 1,130 jobs on the Island and eventually add 1,000 more, according to the company. (Long Island Business News – November 13, 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)
Harrow's Suffolk 150(Est.) 11-14-2006 Melville (Suffolk)-based Harrow Stores Inc., owner of the 10-store Harrow's pool, outdoor and Christmas products retailer with nearly 80 years of operation in the region, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will begin liquidation sales as early as this week. Harrow's operates eight stores on Long Island and two in New Jersey. The newest store, a Riverhead (Suffolk) outlet, opened a year ago this month. As recently as July 2004, Harrow's had planned to increase its business by 50 to 100 percent. (cf. http://www.workforcenewyork.org/li/lmbr/lmbr0704.htm ) (Newsday, November 14, 2006)
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