The project will also target small to medium-size enterprises that will act as local suppliers for the light manufacturing
sector, as well as sector institutes that will be involved in project implementation and in developing skills and training of workers with requisite skills.
Other potentially fruitful interventions include removing import tariffs on additional light manufacturing
inputs, developing industrial parks, improving customs procedures, reducing transport costs, developing collateral markets and deploying targeted technical training programmes.
Solomon designs, markets and supports the award-winning Solomon IV family of products, which includes financial, project management, distribution, service management, light manufacturing
and e-business applications.
In Far Rockaway, Queens, the company plans to build a 150,000 s/f light manufacturing
and distribution facility on a 270,000 s/f vacant lot located between Beach 77th and Beach 84th streets, within the Rockaway Empire Zone and Arverne Urban Renewal Area, one of ten Empire Zones throughout the City managed by SBS.
The light manufacturing
nature of the project will provide compatible uses to the surrounding area and also serve as a buffer between heavy industry businesses to its east and the planned commercial and cultural redevelopment to its west.
The rezoning area, which is currently zoned primarily for light manufacturing
uses, is bounded generally by East 168th Street to the north, East 163rd Street to the south, Washington Avenue to the west and Third Avenue to the east.
Service firms (such as food distributors, elevator repair companies and electrical contractors) and light manufacturing
companies are driving most of the sales activity taking place, according to John Ritter, executive v.
These credit strengths are balanced by a sizable tourism component in the county's economy, although a degree of diversification is provided by light manufacturing
industries and the marine research sector.
BOSTON -- LAST(R) Armor, a division of Foster Miller of Waltham, MA recently awarded a light manufacturing
contract to Community Work Services of Boston to prepare ceramic tiles used as protection for light armored personnel carriers.
We are focused on providing space for manufacturers that are typically overlooked by other property owners," said GMDC president David Sweeney "Small, growing firms and other light manufacturing
companies will find a nurturing environment at 37 Greenpoint Ave.
Company growth prompted the move to them new location, which will house executive and administrative offices as well as light manufacturing
and warehouse space.
II and are currently leased to light manufacturing