PLYMOUTH – MPL Solutions and IT Parts Plus will be the newest tenants in the Plymouth Business Park by the end of the year.
Matthew P. Laukaitis, president and owner of the company, said he will be moving from moving from Middlebury to the 6,600 square foot building formerly occupied by Doing Away With Grime, located on 2.66 acres at 13 Lassy Court. Mayor David Merchant said it has been empty for five years.
“We have been searching for a new location for quite some time, but quickly settled on Plymouth once we saw this building and the attractive business park in which it’s located. And as soon as we let the Town of Plymouth know of our interest, we received the kind of support that convinced us this was the place to be,” Laukaitis said.
Laukaitis explained that his businesses are both involved in the computer and information technology sectors, and the high tech building in a natural setting was ideal for both his operations and his corporate image.
“We do IT remarketing, which is basically repurposing computers that have aged a few years,” he said. “We needed room to expand, it’s one of the main reasons why we came here. Currently we have two employees but we’re looking to add a few more.”
The building itself doesn’t need much work, “it’s more about rearranging the warehouse space and making it work for our products,” he added.
“This has been a record year for new industry and new jobs in Plymouth,” Merchant said, announcing the news Friday. “With Matt’s purchase of this property, the last remaining available building in our park has now been sold.”
Merchant listed other new tenants that have moved to the park in the past two years: Fournier Irrigation South, which relocated from Harwinton to 65 Container Drive; Blue Moon Meats, which also relocated from Harwinton to 6 Allread Drive; and Richard Anthony Millwork, which relocated from Yorktown Heights, NY, to 25 Gear Drive.
Additionally, North East Fasteners, at 8 Tremco Drive, and Prestwick Properties, at 84 Napco Drive, both expanded their facilities, and Ultimate Industries will be constructing its new headquarters and manufacturing facility on Swicklas Court, Merchant said.
“While we’re thrilled that businesses from outside Plymouth have chosen our town as their new corporate address, we’re equally delighted that many local companies have also taken up residence in our park. It’s the combination of a strong existing industrial base, coupled with the arrival of new firms and new jobs, that demonstrate Plymouth is a good place to do business,” he said.
Merchant, a Republican, is running for his third term as mayor, against opponent Pattie DeHuff, petitioning candidate on the Citizens For Responsible Government slate.
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