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New business arrives in Rotterdam park

A new business is moving to Rotterdam.

Metroplex Development Authority officials announced last week that OP-TECH Environmental Services Inc. will establish a new regional office to service eastern New York and New England at the Rotterdam Corporate Park.

We are pleased that OP-TECH has selected Schenectady County for its expansion plans. This is exactly the type of fast-growing business we want to attract to our county, Metroplex director Ray Gillen said. "We have helped transform the Rotterdam Corporate Park with more than $50 million in new investment in the past few years, creating new jobs and new tax base for the town, local school districts and the county."

OP-TECH will lease 15,000 square feet in Building 1 at the Corporate Park.

The business will be moving from its current location on Walker Way in Albany, bringing 24 employees and expecting to add 15 more.

"Our new facility in the Rotterdam Corporate Park provides the needed space and services for OP-TECH to grow and provide our existing clients and future clients with superior environmental and industrial services," branch manager Michael Wright said.

OP-TECH, which has headquarters in Syracuse, provides services to more than1,000 private, industrial and municipal customers across the Northeast.

The company specializes in environmental and industrial cleanup, including sudden spills, routine industrial maintenance and long-term remediation projects.

The Rotterdam Corporate Park has seen a lot of growth in recent years with the addition of national businesses such as Railex and FedEx and with the expansion of Price Chopper. The state Department of Environmental Conservation also has its regional headquarters in the park.

"We are pleased to add OP-TECH to our growing list of tenants in Rotterdam," COO of the Galesi Group, which owns the Corporate Park, Dave Buicko said. "Over the past two years, we have made significant investments in the park. With the continued support of Schenectady County and Metroplex and the cooperation of the town of Rotterdam, we anticipate additional growth going forward."

Rotterdam Supervisor Steven Tommasone said he is happy to see any private sector business that provides good paying jobs move into the Corporate Park.

"Obviously, when it comes to OP-TECH or any other private sector employers coming into Rotterdam, it takes a number of people to make that happen," he said. "Rotterdam Corporate Park is seeing a resurgence and revitalization. I have a good relationship with Ray Gillen, and I'm going to keep it that way."

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