Environment One plans expansion of Niskayuna factory/HQ space

The production floor at Environment One in Niskayuna is shown in this photo provided by the company.

The production floor at Environment One in Niskayuna is shown in this photo provided by the company.

NISKAYUNA Environment One Corporation is planning a two-phase expansion of its Balltown Road facility and a 16% increase in its workforce.

The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority announced the move Thursday, a day after the Metroplex Board unanimously approved a phased tax reduction on the newly constructed space and sales tax exemptions on the materials needed to construct it.

The proposed first phase of E/One’s expansion entails a 27,250-square-foot addition built over the next two years at a cost of $6 million to house a research and development demonstration area and additional manufacturing space, Metroplex said in a news release.

The proposed second phase would be a 5,595-square-foot expansion of warehouse and loading dock space, carried out in 2024-2025 at a cost of $2.2 million.

The company expects to add 30 people to its current 180-person workforce over the next five years as a result of the expansion projects, Metroplex said.

E/One’s headquarters is co-located with manufacturing space at 2773 Balltown Road, near the former headquarters of SI Group and future headquarters of Momentive Performance Materials. 

E/One is part of Precision Castparts Corp., and has two major business segments: non-gravity sewer systems and performance and safety equipment for electrical utilities.

The sewer systems business — equipment that pumps waste through terrain that is hilly or otherwise challenging for traditional downhill sewer lines — is the focus of the expansion plans.

Niskayuna Town Supervisor Jaime Puccioni said in a news release:  “Located right across the street from the new Momentive headquarters, we are thrilled to see this expansion by E/One. We continue to work closely with the county’s economic development team at Metroplex to keep this tech corridor growing in Niskayuna.”

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