SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority today announced that Thompson & Johnson Equipment Company plans to purchase 11 acres in the Town of Rotterdam and construct a 21,000 square foot building on the site. The company will bring 35 jobs to Schenectady County.
“Schenectady County continues to attract new businesses to our area, which means new jobs and opportunities for our residents,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “We welcome Thompson & Johnson Equipment to our community and commend our economic development team for their dedication to bringing new businesses and investment to our County.”
The new facility to be constructed at 679 Mariaville Road is located just off Route 7 and I–88 adjacent to Technical Fiber Products, an international manufacturing and technology company that Metroplex also recruited to Schenectady County.
Thompson & Johnson was founded in 1954 in Syracuse and has locations now in Elmira, Binghamton and Albany.
The company sells, leases and services forklifts and other material handling equipment.
David Schneckenburger, President and CEO of Thompson & Johnson said, “We are very excited for the move to Schenectady. The Town and County personnel have been very professional and easy to work with. We are looking forward to completing the project that will allow us to continue to grow, taking care of our customers, and thereby protecting our employees’ careers.”
Ray Gillen, Metroplex Chair said, “We really appreciate the way Thompson & Johnson values its employees and customers. This location in Rotterdam offers great access to the fast-growing logistics sector in the Capital Region and New England.”
Richard Ferro and Paul Bowers from Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors coordinated the site search for this new facility.