Specialty Food Manufacturer, Crepini, Expands and Relocates in Dutchess County

New facility at iPark 84 in East Fishkill will add more than 100 jobs to the local economy thanks to support from local and regional economic development partners.

EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. – January 24, 2018

On January 15, 2019, specialty food manufacturer, Crepini, announced the relocation and expansion of their production facility to the growing food hub at iPark 84 in East Fishkill, NY. The new, custom-built 33,000 square foot facility will incorporate state-of-the-art machinery and technology aimed at producing crepes and healthy alternatives to bread and wraps. 

Already sold in over 4,000 stores nation-wide, Crepini’s move to Dutchess County positions the company for significant growth. The move, scheduled to start in May 2019, will grant Crepini more production space and increase capacity by 500%.

“We look forward to welcoming Crepini to our fast-growing food and beverage industry,” said Sarah Lee, CEO of Think Dutchess Alliance for Business. “iPark has become a significant economic engine for Dutchess County, providing affordable, high tech infrastructure perfect for companies like Crepini looking to grow in New York State.”

Grants and benefits provided by local and regional agencies show the commitment of our partners in revitalizing available property and growing the local economy.  “We are pleased to welcome Crepini to Dutchess County, and I appreciate the efforts of Empire State Development, Think Dutchess, Central Hudson and iPark to land Crepini, and add to our growing manufacturing and food and beverage industries,” said Marcus J. Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive.

“We are so honored to receive this grant to use towards our continued use towards our continued growth and we are committed to giving back to the state that has been our home since we immigrated to America,” said Paula Rimer, CEO and one of the Founders of Crepini. “Through our family’s hard work and growth, we are now able to create more than 108 new jobs for other hard-working New Yorkers in the Hudson Valley and continue to work towards our goal of having Crepini products on every table in America. We are truly living the American dream.”

For more information on Crepini’s move to Dutchess and the organizations that assisted in the process, view the official Crepini press release below.

Crepini Official
Press Release

 

 

 

The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory

The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory

Hudson River Housing has been a cornerstone of community building since 2008. Starting with the Middle Main Initiative, this nonprofit sought to improve the lives of City of Poughkeepsie residents and the community as a whole. In providing economical housing, arts, education and training programs, Hudson River Housing increasing economic impact to revive and celebrate the city of Poughkeepsie.

In 2012, the opportunity to create a tangible expression of hope came in the form of the National Historic Site, The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory. Leveraging existing community relationships and resources, Hudson River Housing redeveloped The Underwear Factory into a mixed-use facility for housing, retail and community programs. Today the building is quickly becoming a community hub which provides education, entertainment, jobs and training programs that are enriching the neighborhood while strengthening the local economy.

Currently home to 15 low-cost housing units and 3 floors of community space occupied by Mid-Hudson Heritage, Mill Street Loft, Spark Media Project and the Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen. The city’s first community commercial kitchen stewards two local start-ups- North River Roasters and Earth, Wind and Fuego. Additionally, more than a dozen food entrepreneurs are now closer to launching start-ups of their own thanks to the ability of the organization to connect all of its arms to create opportunity at the local level.

Our Non-Profit of the Year award winner at the 2017 Business Excellence Awards has helped spark the energy bubbling over in this city on the go.  Attracting business, talent, entrepreneurs and building community spirit, Hudson River Housing and The Underwear Factory continues to propel the development in our region.

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF FORMER IBM CAMPUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

Lynne M. Ward

National Resources

(203) 661-0055

lward@nationalresources.com

 

 

East Fishkill, New York – September 1, 2017 – National Resources (NRE) has acquired the former IBM East Campus in Fishkill, New York. NRE is taking ownefulfillment00-acres of land with 2 million square feet of buildings from GlobalFoundries.

The Campus is set to become one of NRE’s signature i.Park’s, a branded mixed-use tech/flex redevelopment with retail, hotel and residential components.

GlobalFoundries, with 2,500 employees, will continue to own 160-acres where it manufactures the 300 mm wafer and will lease several buildings from NRE. IBM and eMagin will lease offices, laboratories and clean rooms keeping the tech heart of the park in place. Several high bay spaces are to be leased to new users and high cube build-to-suit warehouses have been designed for distribution and fulfillment centers seeking the direct access to I-84 and New York City at this location.

Over the past six months, NRE has been working with Dutchess County Executive’s Office, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, the Town of East Fishkill and Empire State Development prepare the site with the suitable zoning and parcel subdivision in order to secure users for its new commercial, industrial and mixed-use facilities.

Joseph Cotter, President of NRE and Lynne Ward, Executive Vice President, are striving for another success to compliment their fully leased portfolio of i.Parks in the NY/CT Metro Area. NRE is a specialist real estate development and investment firm that focuses on the redevelopment of corporate industrial sites and is best known for its landmark waterfront residences and innovative i.Parks. These branded i.Parks take full advantage of infill locations accessible to commercial centers and transportation nodes. Current and past projects include i.Park Hudson in Yonkers, New York; i.Park Norwalk in Norwalk, CT and i.Park Lake Success in Long Island, NY.

“The business plan is to take advantage of the $1 billion in infrastructure that currently exists at the site and provide new warehouse distribution opportunities in the I-84 corporate growth corridor. The skilled workforce in the area should be a major attraction for employers,” according to Joseph Cotter.

 

For more information on National Resources, visit http://www.NationalResources.com.

 

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