Five new tenants have signed leases totaling more than 17,000 square feet at TechCity, including Hudson Valley Harvest, which will occupy 9,000 square feet in 72 Boices Lane, and Visual Color Systems, which will occupy 4,000 square feet in 74 Boices Lane.
Hudson Valley Harvest was created in 2011 to improve access to the bounty of the Hudson Valley. The company works with farms to provide local, traceable, transparent food of the highest quality to the Tri-State area. Its network of independently owned local farms produces some of the most delicious, highest quality local food found anywhere, which Hudson Valley Harvest, makes available to consumers reliably and conveniently.
Among Hudson Valley Harvest’s new neighbors will be Farm to Table Co-Packers, which has been located at TechCity since 2009 and which now occupies 34,000 square feet. Farm to Table is a full service contract packaging facility that produces everything from frozen vegetables and soups to jarred pickles and sauces. Farm to Table provides superior service throughout the entire co-packing experience, while producing the highest qualities products for its clients. It operates a 29,000 square foot kitchen, a dedicated processing line, a full bakery and an incubator/test kitchen.
TechCity management believes that the location of these two agricultural and food products companies represents the beginning of an industry cluster at the site, which has ample ability in an adjacent building to provide the services – production, warehouse and distribution, refrigeration, ease of shipping and receiving – that companies in that sector require.
Paul Alward, President of Hudson Valley Harvest, said: “Hudson Valley Harvest is very pleased to be a part of the renewal happening here at TechCity. They have created an environment conducive to entrepreneurship and job creation. For many people in our community this area has been a reminder of hardship for far too long, we are very fortunate to be part of the rebirth happening here.”
Visual Color Systems, Inc. is an independent company dedicated to helping its customers select, specify, communicate, and control color. It brings to this field over 30 years of experience working in all aspects of color communications, including hands-on color matching, process control, product development, sales and management. The company has helped to create color control programs for food products, computer systems, office furniture, cosmetic packaging, automotive applications, medical instruments, and many more diverse applications.
The additional new leases signed are with:
Alan Ginsberg, CEO of TechCity Properties, said: “TechCity has become a true Commerce Park, with a wide range of companies choosing it as a location. Our 256-acre site includes outstanding infrastructure, existing space for sale or lease and open space ready for development. And its approved master plan allows for future improvements and a diverse mix of occupants – from industrial to R&D, from agricultural to education, from retail to residential, from manufacturing to film production.”
TechCity, located in the scenic Hudson Valley, 90-minutes from New York City and 60-minutes from Albany, offers a number of benefits to companies that locate there, including: possible inclusion in the Start-Up NY program, through a partnership with Ulster Community College, for companies that qualify; industrial grade infrastructure, including lit and dark fiber communication trunks, two major electrical power providers and ample water supply; and proximity and ease of access, by rail, road and air to markets from the mid-Atlantic to Canada.