Business Spotlight: April 6, 2022 | News


Essex Industries partners with Adirondack Canoe Company

MINEVILLE – Essex Industries in Mineville, owned by Mountain Lake Services, which caters to people with developmental disabilities, has announced plans to manufacture high-end lightweight canoes constructed from composite materials such as carbon fiber and Kevlar.

A new state-of-the-art facility has been erected just off Pilfershire Road and canoes are now being produced with the help of people with developmental disabilities.

A grand opening of the boutique and cutting of the ribbon is scheduled for April 8 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

“With the help of a very special workforce, we have produced beautiful products here for the paddle sports industry for nearly 50 years, shipped all over the world,” said John Gereau, Director of Essex Industries.

“Adding beautiful, high-end canoes seemed like the missing piece of the puzzle.”

The company is a partnership between Essex Industries and master boat builder Chad Smith of the Adirondack Canoe Company, a composite technician with over 20 years of experience.

The boats will be manufactured at Essex Industries, but marketed under the Adirondack Canoe Company name which is already well established in the industry.

Smith said he was excited about the new partnership with Essex Industries and the Adirondack Canoe Company.

“I am honored by this opportunity that Mountain Lake Services and Essex Industries have created for the Adirondack Canoe Company and myself,” said Smith.

“I look forward to working with the family at Essex Industries and bringing the joy of canoe building to people with and without disabilities. Starting a new department at Essex Industries will be an adventure and a career of a lifetime.

Kinneys sets up drug collection kiosks at 22 NYC locations

Governor — Kinney Drugs, a leading 100% employee-owned pharmacy chain in New York and Vermont, has partnered with the NYS Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and MED-Project™ to set up drug collection kiosks in self-service in 22 of its New York stores:

East: Hamilton, Ilion, Richfield Springs, St. Johnsville

West: Auburn (Rue Owasco), Lyon

North: Oswego, Lowville, Watertown (Coffeen Street), Gouverneur (Clinton Street), Lake Placid, Potsdam (Maple Street), Malone (Route 11), Plattsburgh (New York Road)

South: Cortland (Clinton Avenue), Moravia

Center: Baldwinsville, East Syracuse (Manlius Center Road), North Syracuse (West Taft Road)

Syracuse (Genesee Street, Butternut Street, James Street, Nottingham Road, Lafayette Road)

Anyone, not just Kinney patients, can use Kinney kiosks to dispose of unnecessary medications, including unused and expired medications.

Kiosks accept prescription and over-the-counter medications for humans and pets, including controlled substances. Kiosks are NOT intended for the disposal of sharps/needles (including EpiPens), medical/biohazardous waste, regular or hazardous household waste, or personal care products.

The New York facility was completed in time for National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26), a week dedicated to raising awareness of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the Poison Help Hotline ( 1-800-222-1222) .

“Disposing of medicines correctly is critically important to prevent them from ending up in the wrong hands or in the environment. As a pharmacy, Kinney Drugs is dedicated to keeping people healthy, and these disposal sites provide an easy and convenient way to safely dispose of unwanted medications,” said John Marraffa, R.Ph. president, said.

“As a pharmacist and a father, I wholeheartedly support whatever we can to help protect everyone, especially children, from harm.”

Creation of Coldwell Banker Commercial Whitbeck

PLATTSBURGH — Peter J. (PJ) Whitbeck, broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Whitbeck, announced the formation of Coldwell Banker Commercial Whitbeck.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Whitbeck will provide commercial real estate services, assistance with the sale and rental of commercial properties, and landlord and occupier representation in the Lake Placid, Malone, Plattsburgh, Potsdam and Tupper Lake markets.

“Whitbeck Commercial was started in 1991 by my father and has been an integral part of the commercial real estate market for decades,” said Whitbeck.

“Combined with the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand, which has stood the test of time for 115 years with global recognition and local expertise, Coldwell Banker Commercial Whitbeck embodies the brand’s mission to be pathfinders for our customers and agents. affiliates in the North Country.”

Their affiliated independent sales professionals and support staff will be located at their main office at 20 Miller St. in Plattsburgh and will serve customers in upstate New York markets.

“We are thrilled to have PJ and his family group join Coldwell Banker Commercial,” said Dan Spiegel, Managing Director of Coldwell Banker Commercial.

“Their team of exceptional, talented and passionate commercial real estate professionals exemplify the brand’s core values ​​and are committed to providing excellent customer service and bringing expertise to the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand.”


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