Two area firms — Flex-Hose Co. Inc. and Cryomech Inc. — have plans to expand in Onondaga County.
The companies are planning to spend a combined $20 million and add 70 new jobs between their respective projects, the office of Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said in a news release.
Flex-Hose Co. plans to relocate from its current location in DeWitt to a bigger space in Clay. The company manufactures metal pump connectors, industrial hose, expansion loops, and metal expansion joints.
Cryomech, which manufactures high performance cryogenic equipment, plans to relocate to a new facility within the town of DeWitt. Crews have yet to build the new location.
Flex-Hose currently operates in buildings at 6801 and 6809 Crossbow Dr. in DeWitt, Joanna Carter, the company’s senior vice president, said in an email response to a BJNN inquiry. Flex-Hose plans to relocate to a 38,000-square-foot space in the former Wine Merchants warehouse at 4560 Buckley Road in Clay, she added.
The projected $3 million project will help retain 32 jobs and create another 50, per the Onondaga County news release.
With this project, Flex-Hose seeks to “adequately and sufficiently” support the company’s current customer demand.
Cryomech, Inc. wants to relocate into a new facility to be constructed on a 14-acre vacant site on Moore Road in DeWitt, per the news release. It currently operates at 113 Falso Dr. in DeWitt.
The new 76,500-square-foot building would house the company’s new manufacturing plant and office space. The firm anticipates that construction on the new building will begin this summer.
As part of its move, Cryomech would add about 19 new jobs.
The employee-owned company employs about 125 people now, including office staff, engineers, researchers, skilled manufacturing workers and others.
“The best opportunity for economic growth will always be with those companies whose roots are right here in Onondaga County and Flex-Hose and Cryomech are perfect examples of local successes stories,” McMahon said in a news release. “We are excited by the progress, potential and investments being made by these companies and most importantly for the new jobs that will be created right here in Onondaga County.”
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IMAGE CREDITS: Flex-Hose Co. Inc. and Cryomech Inc. websites