Ogdensburg site plan board to take first look at DeFelsko’s 25,000 square-foot expansion project
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:17 pm

By JIMMY LAWTON

OGDENSBURG – The city’s site plan board will take an initial look at DeFelsko’s plan to demolish one building and construct a new 25,000 square foot building in the Ogdensburg Bridget Authority’s Industrial Park.

The DeFelsko Corporation is located at 802 Proctor Avenue. The company manufactures coating thickness gages and inspection instruments for the paint and coatings industry.

City Planner Andrea Smith said the site plan review board will be taking an initial look at the proposal at a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ogdensburg City Hall.

DeFelsko’s plan would expand its operations to an adjacent property at 800 Proctor Avenue.

The project will more than double its current space.

In the past few years, DeFelsko has expanded its product range and introduced improvements that have increased their production. The growth will result in the additions of an estimated 50 jobs over the next 10 years.

To help with the expansion, the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority engineered a deal where customs broker A.N. Deringer agreed to move from its building at 802 Proctor Ave., right next to DeFelsko, to another building in the park.

The OBPA bought the former Deringer building and sold that to DeFelsko along with some extra land. DeFelsko plans to demolish that building and use that space to construct a new one.

To accommodate the DeFelsko expansion, the OBPA was to sell the Commerce Park building, valued at $450,000, to Deringer for $300,000.