Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority signs tentative agreement with Canadian-based telecom company to create 29 jobs
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:48 pm

OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority (OBPA) recently signed a tentative lease agreement with a Canadian-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer that plans create 29 new jobs here over the next three years.

Canexsys Networks Inc. designs and manufactures telecom components.

The company plans to begin operation in June in the authority’s Commerce Park.

They will rent 20,000 square feet of industrial space.

The company plans to hire 16 employees in their first year of operation and increase to 29 employees over a three-year period.

The tentative agreement needs final approval by the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority Board of Directors at their May meeting.

“Canexsys has a great business team and a nice facility in Canada,” John A. Rishe, OBPA director of commercial and industrial development said in a prepared statement. “They hope to duplicate that operation here in Ogdensburg and grow both their US and Canadian operations. We are pleased they chose Ogdensburg, New York for their project and we look forward to working with them and our economic development partners to assist them with setting up their operation.”

“Ogdensburg is the closest U.S. community to Ottawa and because of our close proximity we are the ideal location for Ontario and Quebec firms that are looking for a U.S. location,”OBPA executive director Wade A. Davis said in the statement. “We welcome Canexsys to Ogdensburg’s Commerce Park and encourage other Canadian firms to talk with us about a Northern New York facility.”

In addition to Canexsys, this is the second Canadian firm the authority has recruited to Ogdensburg in less than five months.

Flexus USA announced last December that they were also opening their U.S. operation in Commerce Park. Flexus at the time announced plans to hire 15 employees over the next three years.