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Former E-J Building to be Demolished by National Pipe

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The former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company building at 1 North Page Avenue in the Town of Union will soon be demolished.

Broome County Executive Jason Garnar made the announcement Wednesday, saying the county is selling the property to National Pipe and Plastics, Inc. who will tear it down.

“Within a matter of days, maybe just a few months, this building will be brought down and new life will appear in its place.” - Broome County Executive Jason Garnar

In place of the 171,000 square-foot, five-story building will be a state-of-the-art office space for the national manufacturer. Trees and walking paths will be added to the property, and the land will be donated to the Town to be used for West Endicott Park that’s located across the street.

“Right now we’re maybe the fourth largest pipe company in North America. So, we needed to be able to expand our product offering as well as our volume. We expect to be around for a long time. Fifty years in the past, fifty more years in the future.” - David Culbertson, National Pipe and Plastics, Inc.

The former E-J building has been vacant for decades, and locals are excited about its new future.

“That’s what we need in West Endicott. Things to happen, positive, beautification, taking blight down, people moving in who wanna see a nice area, live in a nice area.” - Greg Baldwin, Broome County Legislator, District 6

The Broome County Legislature must vote before demolition begins. A resolution has been submitted for consideration during the June Legislative session.