ADC business and technology park to break ground next spring
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Lansing, NY, November 15, 2006 – Solid manufacturing jobs in the greater Ithaca, N.Y. and Cortland, N.Y. area have not disappeared: Advanced Design Consulting USA Inc. (ADC)
plans to begin building the first phase of its new ADC Business and Technology Park on a 48-
acre parcel in Dryden, N.Y.
The business park will be located on Route 13, across from the Tompkins Cortland Community College campus (TC3). When the two remaining phases are complete, ADC will have 12 buildings total – featuring about 340,000 square feet of laboratory and manufacturing space – and the company estimates that it can create up to 850 new jobs.
A service-oriented economy is difficult to sustain and the U.S. is losing its manufacturing base. ADC is creating highly sophisticated products – such as precision robotics, sub-micron
positioning systems, optical subsystems, insertion devices and other custom equipment for
synchrotrons around the world.
“ADC wants to create good-paying, solid manufacturing jobs. These will not be low-wage service or retail jobs. These are the real deal,” said Alex Deyhim, president of ADC. “This manufacturing parcel will be awesome for the economy of central New York and we want to do our part to draw and keep excellent employees in this area.”
Deyhim says that close proximity to Cornell University and other educational institutions is key to sustaining a strong research and manufacturing company. “Cornell’s nanofabrication, biology and engineering research facilities is one of the important elements to keeping ADC in central New York,” he said. “Obviously Ithaca and Cortland provide a high quality of life, and Ithaca College, TC3, Cortland State, Binghamton University, and Syracuse University all provide a good pool of applicants to hire.”
The first phase is planned to start construction in the spring, when the company’s administration building, laboratory and manufacturing space gets underway. The first phase will be 50,000 square feet, while phase two is estimated to bring another 120,000 square feet online, and phase three will bring 170,000 square feet to the project.
“With this kind of business campus – where we will own the buildings – we will have incredible flexibility to change and modify our space to meet our customer’s needs,” says Deyhim.
Phase 1 will be supported by a combination of bank financing and government incentive
programs. Tompkins County Area Development is helping the company access local, regional, state and federal support. Michael Stamm, president of TCAD, is confident ADC’s project will attract the necessary support. “These kinds of projects and the great jobs they create are the target of every economic development program,” Stamm said. “We are excited about this opportunity for the region.”