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Long Island Region, December 2006

Firm Expansions and Contractions

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Audiovox Corp Suffolk 115(Est.) 12-22-2006 Hauppauge (Suffolk) – based Audiovox Corp. has agreed to pay $50 million to acquire Thomson SA’s electronics accessory business outside of Europe. Audiovox will add 115 employees in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The deal is expected to close early in 2007. (Newsday – December 22, 2006)
Brush Hollow Inn Nassau 12-20-2006 The Mindel family business group plans to build an 5-story, 100-room, limited service hotel on the site of the former Westbury Bowl on Brush Hollow Road in Westbury (Nassau). The hotel, which aims to cater to business travelers, would provide wireless Internet, possibly a game room, a bar and workout facilities - but not such amenities as 24-hour room service. (Newsday – December 20, 2006)
Canon USA Nassau 2000(Est.) 12-15-2006 UPDATE: The last obstacles appear to have been resolved to facilitate the relocation of Cannon's headquarters from Lake Success (Nassau) to Melville (Suffolk). With a little help from Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and retired judge Milton Mollen two real estate developers, the Tilles Investment Co. and Holiday Organization, reached a secret deal on sharing proceeds from the sale of the "pumpkin farm" property in Melville (Suffolk) and thereby removed the final obstacle to the deal which will allow Canon USA to keep its Western Hemisphere HQ on Long Island, preserving more than 1,000 existing jobs and creating the prospect of at least 1,000 new ones over the coming years. (Newsday, December 15, 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 Canon's 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)
Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehab Nassau 12-27-2006 The Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Woodbury (Nassau) will receive about a $8.5 million grant from the NYS Dept. of Health, which will be used for a variety of purposes, including establishing an 18- to 24-station hemodialysis unit, a ventilator unit, and a 50-patient adult evening care program to add a second shift to the day-care program now in place. (Newsday, December 27, 2006)
Global Tissue Group Inc. Suffolk 12-22-2006 The Bohemia (Suffolk) – based sanitary paper product manufacturer Global Tissue Group Inc. is seeking to expand into the Brookhaven (Suffolk) Empire Zone. The company hopes to receive Industrial Development Agency incentives to build a 172,000 square-foot facility. As part of the expansion the company plans to add new automated equipment which is expected to create 30 to 40 jobs beyond the current 60 employees. (Newsday – December 22, 2006)
Globecomm Systems Inc. Suffolk 12-22-2006 Globecomm Systems Inc. signed a sub-contract with the Federal Aviation Administration worth $5.5 million to provide maintenance and dispatch field services for the FTI-SAT satellite program, along with 6-year options following the five year initial term valued at $7.2 million. The total contract value is $12.7 million. (Long Island Business News – December 22, 2006)
Island Amusement Ventures Suffolk 12-11-2006 A group of entrepreneurs is trying to raise $15M in 200 shares of $75,000 each in order to build a 40-acre amusement park in the Enterprise Park in Calverton (Suffolk), also known as EPCAL. The group believes the park will prosper thanks in part to a prevailing eastward shift of population on Long Island. (Newsday, December 11, 2006)
Long Island North Shore Heritage Area Suffolk 12-26-2006 On December 8th NY State Parks Commissioner Bernadette Castro approved plans for Long Island North Shore Heritage Area, the Island’s first. The area will encompass the area above Route 25A from Great Neck (Nassau) to Stony Brook (Suffolk). Establishment of a heritage area brings not only the economic benefit of increased tourism, but also makes the area eligible to receive state funds earmarked for main street revitalization and sustainable development. (Newsday – December 26, 2006)
Long Island Rail Road Nassau 12-19-2006 The Long Island Rail Road received a $2.63 billion grant from the U.S. Tranportation Department for a long planned East Side access project that will give the LIRR a terminus in Grand Central Station. The Federal funds represent about 40% of the $6.3 billion total cost of the project. The remainder will come from Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital program. The project is expected be completed by 2013. (Newsday – December 19, 2006)
Northrop Grumman Nassau 12-13-2006 Northrop Grumman Corp’s electronic-warfare unit in Bethpage (Nassau) has signed an agreement with Aluminum Chambered Boats Inc. of Bellingham, WA to build boats compatible with the Navy’s so-called Riverine/Coastal Warfare program. The electronics and software work on the prototype boat will be done at Grumman's plant in Bethpage (Nassau), and the boat itself will be built at Aluminum Chambered Boats’ facilities in Bellingham. The team plans to build the boats whether or not they win an immediate Navy contract. (Newsday – December 13, 2006)
Orbit International Corp. Suffolk 12-06-2006 Orbit International Corp., located in Hauppauge (Suffolk), said it received a follow-on order worth $980,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration. Deliveries for the HMI trackball devices are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2007. (Long Island Business News – December 6, 2006)
San Simeon by the Sound Nursing Home Suffolk 12-27-2006 San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport (Suffolk) will receive a $3.1-million grant from the NYS Dept. of Health to create an adult day-care program for about 30 people; at the same time, 30 of the 150 existing nursing home beds at the facility will be closed. (Newsday, December 27, 2006)
“Trump on the Ocean” Restaurant Nassau 12-22-2006 UPDATE: On December 1st state authorities gave final approval to the "Trump on the Ocean" project at Jones Beach State Park (Nassau). Constuction on the 3-story building to be built on the site of the old Boardwalk Restaurant is expected to begin soon and to last about two years. Once construction is complete, the building will be turned over to the state, and the restaurant tenants will begin a 40-year lease. (Newsday – December 22, 2006)
Real estate mogul Donald Trump and Long Island restaurateur Steven M. Carl will join forces to launch an upscale dining and banquet facility at Jones Beach State Park (Nassau) dubbed “Trump on the Ocean”. The state will own the facility and take in about $200,000 a year, plus inflation, as a flat lease fee. New York will receive between 2 and 5 percent of the gross revenues from the catering hall and restaurant, once it passes the three year mark. Mr. Trump promises to invest $40 million of private money in the project. As a state-owned project on state land, the restaurant will be exempt from school and county real estate taxes, although the county and state would still collect sales taxes from the facility. (Newsday – September 15, 2006)
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Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Canon USA Nassau 1000 12-15-2006 UPDATE: The last obstacles appear to have been resolved to facilitate the relocation of Cannon's headquarters from Lake Success (Nassau) to Melville (Suffolk). With a little help from Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and retired judge Milton Mollen two real estate developers, the Tilles Investment Co. and Holiday Organization, reach a secret deal on sharing proceeds from the sale of the "pumpkin farm" property in Melville (Suffolk) and thereby removed the final obstacle to the deal which will allow Canon USA to keep its Western Hemisphere HQ on Long Island, preserving more than 1,000 existing jobs and creating the prospect of at least 1,000 new ones over the coming years. (Newsday, December 15, 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 Canon's 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)
Carolina Precision Plastics, LLC Suffolk 84 12-31-2006 UPDATE: Carolina Precision Plastics closed its doors 12-31-2006, laying off the final 38 workers.
Carolina Precision Plastics, LLC a plastics manufacturer in Ronkonkoma (Suffolk) will move to North Carolina on November 20, 2006. 84 workers will lose their jobs. (WARN, September 25, 2006)
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Run Date: 03-08-2007

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