Mayor: Some i3 Electronics Jobs Coming to Binghamton
An "i3" banner at 100 Eldredge Street in Binghamton. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
An announcement that more Broome County electronics industry jobs will be moving into Binghamton is expected soon.
Mayor Richard David Tuesday [April 5] discussed the recent transfer of workers to an industrial building on the city's North Side. Surescan Corporation has just moved its Endwell operation to the Binghamton site.
i3 Electronics has been considering relocating some of its operations from Endicott.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said "we expect there to be an increase in jobs as a result of i3 very shortly."
The mayor said the complex at 100 Eldredge Street is a "prime location for warehouse manufacturing space."
A banner bearing the "i3" logo now appears on the side of the building, which had housed VMR Electronics in recent years. VMR, which marketed cable assembly products, now is known as i3 Cable and Harness.
David declined to say how many jobs he expected i3 Electronics could move into the Binghamton site, noting the company's official announcement likely would be made soon.
The mayor said city officials have been working with i3 Electronics representatives. He said he regards the company's plans as "very positive" for the city.
An official with Huron Real Estate Associates indicated some i3 Electronics manufacturing operations likely would remain at the Huron Campus in Endicott.
i3 Electronics president James Matthews was not available to discuss the company's plans.
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