Fujitsu representatives Hirosada Tone, far left, and Yoshi Masuda, far right, join Congressman William L. Owens, D-Plattsbugh, and The Developmen Corporation president Adoré Flynn Kurtz for the ribbon-cutting at Fujitsu's operations in Plattsburgh Sept. 28.
Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau.
continued The impact to the local Plattsburgh economy has also been significant, with more than 50 jobs created since April, expanded facilities for warehousing and logistics, as well as increased reliance on local vendors for shipping, supply and maintenance.
As well, the ongoing support from local organizations has been important, from staffing assistance, negotiating long-term tenancy to building relationships with the regional technical school, CV-TEC, with whom Fujitsu chartered a scholarship fund in August.
“Fujitsu is a global powerhouse, a growing high-tech company. It’s great they recognize Plattsburgh is a place to invest in and grow their business. We have a skilled workforce, ideal location and superb economic development team. In these tough times, an announcement like this is rare. Clearly it speaks volumes about the strength of this company and the potential of this region,” stated state Senator Elizabeth O’C. Little, R-Queensbury. “When I met a few weeks ago with Mr. Masuda, President and CEO of Fujitsu Frontech North America, I was pleased to share with him our priority of creating a better business environment. Fujitsu is a job creator that is leading the way and I look forward to supporting their efforts in the months and years ahead.”
Zarski thanked the employees of Fujitsu for their effort in helping make the consolidation a success.
“We have a tremendous team of people here and we couldn’t have done it without them,” said Zarski.
“We really do look forward to being accepted by the North Country and to be part of the community,” continued Zarksi. “We are committed to building a world class business center.”