Vestal-based National Pipe and Plastics has received the green light from town of Union officials to move to West Endicott.

The company has been operating manufacturing facilities in Vestal and in Colfax, North Carolina.

Officials have said National Pipe intends to relocate the Vestal Road production plant to a larger site off Mill Avenue in West Endicott.

The company makes polyvinyl chloride pipe for a wide range of markets and uses.

According to the National Pipe website, the firm's full line of PVC products are produced in New York and North Carolina. The company says all of its products are "made in the USA."

The move to the town of Union property reportedly will cost about $15 million.

National Pipe and Plastics president David Culbertson was not immediately available to discuss the schedule for shifting production from Vestal to West Endicott.

Some West Endicott residents have opposed the company's planned move, expressing concerns about health, safety and the environment. Some nearby home owners have said they're worried about the affect the operation may have on their property values.