Brookhaven town supervisor Brian Foley helped Enecon Worldwide president Andy Janczak and other Enecon associates; U.S. congressman Peter King; and local councilwoman Connie Kepert break ground in the town's Empire Zone for a new manufacturing facility. Enecon produces high performance polymer systems for rebuilding, resurfacing and protecting all types of fluid flow machinery, equipment and structures.
Shown at the groundbreaking (from left) are: Tedesco, Foley, Krensel, Janczak, Kneuer, Kepert, King and Donnelly.
Construction of Enecon Worldwide's new 26,000 s/f manufacturing facility, saving 50 Long Island jobs, got under way on February 22 at an official groundbreaking hosted by Foley at the South Silver Industrial Park. Participating in the ceremony were: Michael Tedesco, Enecon EVP; Foley; Edward Krensel; Janczak; Robert Kneuer, Enecon senior VP; Kepert; King; and Raymond Donnelly, the town's director of economic development. Enecon is a manufacturer of high performance polymer systems for rebuilding, resurfacing and protecting all types of fluid flow machinery, equipment and structures. The event symbolizes the continued resurgence of specialty manufacturing in the town, saved 30 Long Island jobs that would have gone "off-Island," and will add 20 new positions to the local employment roster.
"This project not only allows 30 Long Islander's to keep working here, but also offers Brookhaven residents an opportunity to apply for one of 20 new positions that will be created," said Foley. The manufacturing facility, located at 6 Platinum Court, has a project cost of $3.795 million.
Until Enecon executives began talking with Brookhaven, the company had decided to relocate to Pennsylvania, linking up with their parent organization. However, the town's economic development office, working in conjunction with commercial real estate experts Sutton and Edwards, located a site for a new facility and provided economic incentives, including facilitating and fast tracking the permit process, convincing the company to remain on Long Island.