OGDENSBURG – Maxam North America, Inc. has purchased 12 acres at the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority’s heavy industrial park and will build a $2.5 million oxidizing manufacturing facility employing as many as 10 people beginning next summer.
Maxam, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, describes itself as a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of commercial explosives, accessories and technical services for the mining, quarrying and construction industries.
Non-explosive oxidizers will be manufactured at the facility, which will employ between six and ten people when operational next summer.
More workers may be required as Maxam distribution expands its sales into the Northeast and Canada.
“The new facility will also result in increased economic activity,” said John A. Rishe, OBPA Director of Commercial & Industrial Development.
Some 600 trucks and in excess of 140 rail cars will deliver raw material and ship product from the facility each year, according to Rishe. “There is also the possibility that Maxam will use the port for delivery of raw materials,” Rishe added.
“The authority is pleased to announce the land sale which creates jobs and further diversifies the industrial park,” said OBPA Executive Director Wade A. Davis. “Ease of direct access to Canada coupled with extremely short wait times on the International Bridge continues to make Ogdensburg a very attractive location for business and industry.”
“Maxam selecting Ogdensburg for this facility is another example of the positive changes that are happening in the North Country and in New York State,” said St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency CEO Patrick J. Kelly.
“Maxam selecting Ogdensburg for this facility is another example of the positive changes that are happening in the North Country and in New York State,” said Kelly, crediting Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council and development partners like the OBPA and City of Ogdensburg.
“Maxam’s decision shows a return not only on the investments that have been made in the bridge, industrial park, rail and port assets of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, but also from the authority’s sustained business development and marketing efforts,” said Kelly.