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Rendering of the Daldrop SSB building expected to be built at the L. Michael Treadwell Oswego County Industrial Park.

Companies Are Expanding, Investing in Oswego County

Millions of dollars are being invested in Oswego County.

Several new companies are looking to move into the L. Michael Treadwell Oswego County Industrial Park in 2024.

These companies will occupy several of the few remaining development sites making it more imperative to continue expanding into the 185-acre OCIP expansion site owned by the IDA, according to Austin Wheelock, executive director of Operation Oswego County.

Some of these projects include:

Daldrop SBB, LLC, is a German -owned clean room manufacturing, sales, service and engineering company. It has been approved to build a 32,000-sq.-ft. cutting edge facility in the industrial park. With design and engineering complete and the site plan approved, construction on this $7 million project is slated to begin this year. At completion the company will relocate 10 jobs from Onondaga County and create 20 new production and engineering jobs, Wheelock said.

FabSite Industries is an 8-year-old construction fabrication and site development company currently located in Volney. It is expanding at the industrial park. The company is proposing to build an 11,700-sq.-ft. industrial facility for steel fabrication and to store vehicles and equipment. The company currently employs 15 and plans to employ an additional 10 by project completion. The project is approximately $1.5 million. It has been approved by the OOC real estate development committee and the next steps are site plan approval and hopefully construction beginning in mid-2024.

ACLS, a printing manufacturing company in Onondaga County, is working with OOC to relocate and expand at the OCIP. The company, currently working out of lease space in Liverpool, is proposing to build an 18,000 square foot facility for production, sales, design and mailing services. The $1.2 million project would relocate 12 jobs and create eight new jobs at the industrial park.

Think Variant is an additive metal manufacturing and prototyping company co-located with R&D Design and Associates in the OCIP. The company is growing through taking on manufacturing, testing and assembling drones for specialized medical transport uses. The project will help to retain five jobs and create two new jobs at the park as well as an additional job off-site for testing.

Tormco — The redevelopment of the former Miller Brewery’s 700,000-sq. ft. distribution warehouse is currently underway.

The $26.5 million project includes comprehensive renovations including new roof, new lighting, new HVAC and other infrastructure improvements. To date, a new roof has been installed on approximately 350,000 square feet and approximately 105,000 square feet of space has been fully renovated and able for lease.

By April 2024, the company will have 200,000 square feet of contiguous space available for industrial tenants. By the end of the year approximately 350,000 square feet will be completed and available.

The remaining 350,000 square feet has more extensive renovations and is not slated to be completed until 2026.

This facility at completion will be one of the largest and best served locations for new manufacturing and other industrial tenants in all of Central New York.

Canfield Machine & Tool — OOC recently closed on the sale of 3.6 acres of property at the Airport Industrial Park to Canfield Machine & Tool to support the business’s expansion. Canfield has received site plan approval from the town of Volney to build a 10,000 square foot addition to its existing manufacturing facility that would create eight-10 new manufacturing jobs and help them to retain their existing 40 jobs.

• In Mexico, the redevelopment of Beck’s Hotel is underway in the village and will be transformed into a café, hotel rooms and a full-service restaurant. The redevelopment of Beck’s Hotel is supported by a $1.8 million grant through the Empire State Development Restore NY program.

CiTi BOCES has proposed the development of a state- of-the-art manufacturing and automation lab that will provide P-TECH students with hands-on experience for advanced manufacturing.

The $1.4 million project has submitted a grant to the Empire State Development Office of Workforce Development for $720,000. This critical project has received tremendous local support with the IDA providing the project with $100,000 in financial assistance along with $500,000 from the Oswego County Legislature and additional financial and in-kind contributions from industry.

• In Scriba, OOC and the IDA are working with Novelis to act as a conduit for grant funding to complete a major rail modernization at the plant.

The project would allow them to ship aluminum domestically from a new plant in Kentucky much more cost effectively as well as more environmentally friendly than current methods.

The $3.5 million project would be supported by $2.8 million in grant funding (if approved) through NYS DOT and $700K from the company. The project would not create any new jobs — but it would help to retain the over 1,100 jobs at the Oswego plant and could lead to additional future projects, Wheelock said.

Adventures at Burritt’s is a boat and marine products sales, service and storage facility approved recently by IDA in the town of Scriba.

The $1.4 million project will create 29 new jobs over the next five years, with an estimated $1.8 million in new payroll and bring new boat sales to the Oswego area enhancing the outdoor recreation tourism industry here.

L. Michael Treadwell Oswego County Industrial Park

The IDA is moving forward with obtaining site plan approval with the town of Schroeppel for the 185-acre expansion of the L. Michael Treadwell Oswego County Industrial Park, said Austin Wheelock, executive director of Operation Oswego County, which operates the park. This is a critical step to move forward with building a road into the site as well as bringing public and private infrastructure to support new business development, he added.

“There has been significant interest in the expansion site with many companies inquiring to the date it will be ready for new business development,” he said. “The IDA anticipates gaining site plan approval this spring with site development hopefully beginning before the end of 2024.”

The types of businesses that are being courted include the semi-conductor supply chain as well as other advanced manufacturing uses and warehousing and distribution.