Aeroflex Plainview Relocates its Offices and 246 jobs to Islip

Aeroflex Plainview Inc., one of the largest aerospace manufacturing companies in the world, is bringing its offices in Plainview and Hauppauge together under one roof, right here in the Town of Islip! The company has just leased 96,000-square-feet of property in Bohemia—an area known as Long Island’s hub for aerospace technology.

Aeroflex could have easily made the decision to move elsewhere, but we won them over with a benefits package that included $1.23 million in tax breaks over the course of the 12-year lease. And by choosing Islip, Aeroflex will retain 246 jobs in our labor market while adding 25 more over the next two years.

 

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Now Boarding: Nonstop Flights to Raleigh-Durham from MacArthur

In 2018, Long Island MacArthur Airport served 1.6 million passengers, and now, thanks to Frontier Airlines, that number looks to climb in 2019. Beginning April 30, the low-cost carrier will be operating nonstop flights to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina out of our town-owned airport, and tickets are now on sale.

We’ve identified Raleigh-Durham as one of the most desired destinations for Long Island travelers, and we are thrilled to now offer convenient and affordable access to the city for those traveling there for business, to visit friends and family, or to attend the area’s major universities.

 

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Door Manufacturer Hears Opportunity Knocking in Islip

Universal Door, a growing Brooklyn-based door manufacturer, has included Islip in their expansion plans, thanks in large part to our beautiful facilities, our skilled workforce, and our great incentive packages through our Office of Economic Development.

We worked with Universal Door, which will remain headquartered in Brooklyn, to negotiate the $4.4 million purchase of a 43,750-square-foot industrial building on three acres of grounds in Brentwood. The facility was originally owned by Michbi Doors, another door manufacturer, which is relocating to a 16,500-square-foot industrial building in Farmingdale.

 

 

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A Sunny Future for Solar Farms in the Town of Islip

The Town of Islip has recently partnered with Massachusetts-based solar company Agilitas Energy to transform two closed landfills in Holbrook and Hauppauge into green energy solar facilities. It’s a move we believe will generate both clean power and increased income for our taxpayers.

We are thrilled about this “win-win” deal for Islip. Agilitas Energy has leased the underutilized properties for $120,000 a year and expects to generate over seven million kilowatts of electricity annually—enough to power over 5,000 homes. The electricity generated will be sold to PSEG Long Island, providing clean energy for residents, while reducing our carbon footprint.

 

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