Canadian business expands to North Country

PLATTSBURGH The Development Corporation has announced the expansion of Imeco Cables Inc., a Canadian cable assembly manufacturer and leader in telecommunication, to the town of Plattsburgh. Imeco Cables Inc., which also operates in Phoenix, Montreal, Toronto and Calgary ,began leasing space in Plattsburgh Aug. 1. The Imeco Group emerged in the mid-1990s, when the telecom sector was at its peak and the demands for connectivity and telecommunication products were drastically increasing. For the last 10 years, Imeco Cables Inc. has been the provider of high-quality harness assembly and network access products. The Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce is credited for being the primary resource for the Imeco Group, helping introduce them to Plattsburgh when they hosted a Red Carpet Day in May. The chamber referred Imeco to local real estate broker Matt Boire, vice president of Cross Border Development Corporation, Champlain, who helped facilitate the lease with The Development Corporation. This is another example of economic development teamwork and another step forward for Plattsburgh as a growing center of transportation equipment manufacturing, said chamber of commerce president Garry F. Douglas. The chamber attracted Imecos interest earlier this year and connected them with all of our specialists, including the [state] Labor Department and OneWorkSource who showed how we will meet their current and future workforce needs. The Development Corporation was ready with a perfect facility and the ability to move quickly to meet their timetable. It all came together. Ador_lynn Kurtz, president of The Development Corporation, reported the facility which Imeco will occupy is a high-profile location on State Route 3 and a designated New York State Empire Zone. The Development Corporation undertook renovations to the facility to accommodate the needs and preferences of Imeco Cables. The initial term of the lease is five years. At first, the expansion of Imeco Cables Inc. will result in 10 new jobs at the Plattsburgh site with the potential for future growth..

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