Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Purolator Announcement


Jericho, NY, November 17, 2015 - Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Purolator International will create 40 new full-time jobs in its new Nassau County headquarters, which officially opened today. The shipping company renovated and outfitted a 21,000-square-foot facility in Jericho, to consolidate and expand its operations on Long Island.

“Purolator International’s shipping capabilities provide Long Island companies access to markets throughout the world,” said Howard Zemsky, ESD President, CEO & Commissioner. “Purolator’s expansion here highlights the success of programs like Global New York, which helps New York businesses expand to new markets outside the U.S.”

“Our new headquarters will allow us to better respond to the increased demand for international shipping as more U.S. based companies compete in the global marketplace,” said John Costanzo, President, Purolator International.  “Our thanks go to ESD for their support, as well as all our customers, partners and employees who each have contributed to our success.  We’re proud to remain on Long Island, and look forward to many more years of positive growth.”

Purolator International is the United States-based subsidiary of Purolator Inc. and the leading provider of cross-border logistics between the U.S. and Canada. Purolator International has been headquartered on Long Island for nearly 20 years, and employs about 100 people on Long Island. Purolator International has grown by more than 40 percent over the past four years and has opened branch offices in 30 key U.S. markets, with nearly 300 employees nationwide. The new facility comes in response to this growth and will allow the company to further expand its services to new markets in the coming years, including Mexico, the United Kingdom, and China.

To encourage Purolator International to expand in New York State, Empire State Development will provide the company with up to $600,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits. Purolator will hire at least 40 new employees, retain existing employees, and maintain those staffing levels through 2025.

About Purolator International

Purolator International is a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada’s largest integrated freight, parcel and logistics solutions provider. Purolator International specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, and fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within Canada. Purolator International has received numerous industry awards for its superior service and innovative solutions, including the 2015 and 2014 “100 Great Supply Chain Projects” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the 2015, 2014 and 2013 “Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners” list by Supply Chain Brain magazine, and Logistics Management’s  2012 Quest for Quality Award.

In addition to facilities throughout New York, Purolator International has locations in key U.S. markets including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Saint Louis.

About Empire State Development:
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I Love NY,” the State’s iconic tourism brand.