New Cintas Facility Will Bring Jobs To Yonkers
Cintas Corporation will build a $25.1 million regional service facility in Yonkers, providing approximately 160 jobs, under an incentive package given preliminary approval today by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (YIDA).
Cintas, which provides uniforms and related products for a variety of industries, will consolidate operations in Yonkers from several other locations in the Northeast.
The new facility will be located in the South Westchester Executive Park, which is located in northwest Yonkers.
“This is a strong addition to the City’s economy, and jobs that we can count on for the long term,” said Mayor Mike Spano who Chairs the YIDA, adding, “At least half of these jobs will be new hires from Yonkers and surrounding communities, and all of the jobs will add to the City’s tax base and expand our business community.”
Cintas will construct a 60,000 square foot facility, which will include 9,000 square feet of office space, a 13,000 square foot laundry, plus additional sales, service and maintenance areas. All told the facility expects to supply uniforms and related services for 30,000 people in the New York City Metropolitan Area as well as other counties in southeastern New York State.
Cintas currently processes the textile products for these customers in Boston, Philadelphia, and northern New Jersey. It then transports the products to leased space in Port Washington on Long Island, North Salem and Montgomery, NY. The Boston, Philadelphia, northern New Jersey, Port Washington and North Salem operations would all be consolidated in Yonkers.
Cintas expects some of its employees in Port Washington and North Salem would choose to transfer to the new Yonkers facility, but that this would still leave fifty percent or more of the jobs to be filled locally.
The $25.1 million project will also provide an estimated 25 full time construction jobs over the 11 month period to construct the facility.
“The message is getting out that Yonkers is a perfect place for companies who serve the New York City and downstate region,” said Spano, adding, “We have a great workforce, great access to transportation, and are affordable. Plus we are willing to provide incentives for those willing to be our partners.”
“We are succeeding in our mission to maintain Yonkers as one of the best places to do business,” said YIDA President Ken Jenkins, adding, “A hundred and sixty jobs means opportunity for a hundred and sixty people and their families. This is a good news story for Yonkers, for Westchester, and for New York State. Jobs are coming in rather than going out.”
Under today’s action by the YIDA, Cintas will receive up to $722,500 in sales tax exemptions on material used to construct and fit-out the new facility. In addition the YIDA will negotiate a temporary real estate tax abatement on the project.