Pipes and Plastics Meeting in West Endicott
9/13/2012 (Updated 6:57:48 PM)National Pipe and Plastics looking to move its operations to West Endicott and is inviting its future neighbors to its business Friday morning for an informational session, but some of those residents protesting the move still remain wary.
The company is holding the meeting to clear up what it calls are misconceptions about the company, which makes P.V.C piping. C. E.O David Culbertson says the company frequently tests its water and air. He says the tests suggests that there have been no signs of contamination or pollutants.
Culbertson also points to the company's Certificate of Merit from the State Legislature for its safety record. Despite those claims, West Endicott resident Sean King, who is leading a group of neighbors opposed to the move, says he's gotten a lack of answers from the company and the Town of Union. He also says Endicott's history of having companies pollute in the village leaves him skeptical.
"The C.E.Os and the Presidents in any company can sit here and describe how perfect and state-of-the-art and protected that their company is but when you get down to it and their hands get dirty and they see what their employees are doing and they monitor every single move they make," said Sean King a West Endicott resident.
King also criticized the timing of the meeting, saying the 10:00 A.M start time is one when many residents work.
C.E.O Culbertson claimed that he wanted to hold the session while the plant was at full operation so the residents could get an accurate picture of National Pipe and Plastics processes.
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