Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:34:56 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

National Pipe and Plastic Starts its Move to West Endicott

A Vestal company has started to move its manufacturing operations to West Endicott.

National Pipe and Plastic, which makes PVC pipe, anticipates beginning production at the new facility in March with all production taking place there by May or June.

The head of the company says an increase in work has caused National Pipe and Plastic to move to the new facility on Mills Ave, which at about a quarter of a million square feet is three times the size of its Vestal location.

Some neighbors of the new site in Endicott have opposed the move. They worry about the traffic, lights, and noise that come with an around-the-clock operation.

The head of the company says it built a road that trucks will use to go directly from Route 17C to the new facility without going through the neighborhood.

He says an increase in production could mean an increase in jobs.

"We'll probably have more production than we thought and more sales and shipments than we thought. So we may end up keeping more than 175 people in the end. We originally anticipated around 150," said David Culbertson, President of National Pipe and Plastic.

"Yeah, something had to go there. A 24/7 operation should have been one of the things that said, 'not in a residential community. We'll find a business that won't be that disruptive,'" said West Endicott resident Gary King.

King says the town has been unresponsive to neighbors' concerns and worries they won't be heard if issues pop up in the future. Culbertson says part of his plan is to buy the neighboring, abandoned EJ Factory so it can be demolished and replaced with an office building and park.



VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Broome County, Endicott or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Aaron Powell Trial: Day 5 VIEW VIDEO
Day five of the Aaron Powell trial focused on the arrest of Powell on  March 26th in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania. Broome County Captain Fred Akshar said Powell looked like he had been on the... more

Broome County Receives NYS Grant to Help Fight Tobacco VIEW VIDEO
The Broome County Health Department has been awarded a five-year grant of over $300,000 to help make the Southern Tier tobacco-free.   The grant will be used to fund education and awareness... more

Broome County Legislature Seeks Community Input VIEW VIDEO
About two weeks ago officials came up with a plan  to track stolen merchandise. After all, no one wants to find out the item they bought had actually been stolen. The goal is to reduce drug abuse... more

State Supreme Court Strikes Down 1 North Page Avenue Lawsuit VIEW VIDEO
A lawsuit against the Town of Union regarding the long abandoned Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory on North Page Avenue has been dismissed.   Owners of the the property filed a petition in April,... more

Broome County Fair Kicks Off Tuesday VIEW VIDEO
Tuesday will kick off the 140th Annual Broome County Fair in Whitney Point. Monday workers made sure all the rides will be ready for Tuesday night's opening at 5:00 p.m. with free admission all... more

Reported Cases Of Lyme Disease in New York VIEW VIDEO
According to the State Senate more than 450 cases of Lyme Disease have been reported so far in 2014 in New York alone. The disease is transmitted to humans through a bite from a deer tick. Not... more

Sherburne Man Faces Rape Charges VIEW VIDEO
A Sherburne man is in jail after the Chenango County Sheriff's Office say it found him engaging in sexual contact with a 13-year-old victim. Officers say they found 20-year-old Thomas... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...