National Pipe Preparing Its West Endicott Home
Crews are working long hours as construction continues at the site of the new National Pipe and Plastics factory in the town of Union.
Site preparation began a few months ago and people who live in the West Endicott neighborhood say they continue to see and hear a lot of activity on the property south of Maple Street and west of Mills Avenue.
National Pipe plans to route truck traffic to and from the plant off Route 17C to Latourette Lane.
That street serves as the entrance to a sports complex located just west of En-Joie Golf Course.
National Pipe and Plastics is moving from its long-time manufacturing site in Vestal.
The company says the new plant will allow it to expand its line of polyvinyl chloride pipe products. It also will be able to produce bigger pipes than it now makes at the existing factory.
National Pipe officials have not announced when they expect the new facility will start production.
Some West Endicott residents who own homes near the site have fought to keep the company from setting up shop in their neighborhood.
One man who lives near the site today told WNBF News "people are pretty much resigned to it." He said now they're "just hoping that everything goes well."