Mayor Curt Balzano Leng and 6th District representative Kath Shoemaker are pleased to announce the completion of an expansion at Giering Metal Finishing. This 1800 s.f. addition will allow this family owned manufacturer to improve production in their State Street plant. Ms. Shoemaker presented Mr. Giering with an incentive check that was part of the package offered as part of the incentive package for the expansion.
“Seeing investment and expansion on Welton Street is a very good sign for Hamden. I’m thankful for Giering’s decision to invest in an important neighborhood where residents and business coexist successfully”, from Mayor Curt Balzano Leng.
From George Giering….”Giering Metal Finishing, Inc. chose our 2685 State Street facility in Hamden as our best potential facility (out of three) to accommodate a new job in 2018 for Parker Hannifin. Parker Hannifin was phasing out their finishing department in North Haven and Giering won the bid on the finishing work. This particular Hamden facility operates a significant portion of our automated finishing equipment. One of these systems required modification & updating to support the new workload. However modifying the equipment also involved changes to the surrounding building, including raising the roof elevation, removing room dividers, updating lighting, fire suppression & electrical service, incorporating better ventilation & circulation and improving insulation. The original structure was built in late 1970’s and had far exceeded its life. In the cold winter months, our energy bills sky-rocketed to maintain the heat in the building & equipment. The renovation was a perfect opportunity to replace existing worn structure with an updated, sturdier, more energy efficient building. We also added a full time employee as well as 2 temporary employees. The Town of Hamden’s staff was more than accommodating, helping us comprehend and expedite all the necessary details involved in this kind of venture. On top of that, Hamden offered incentive to extend the long life of a very productive American manufacturing facility. Hamden’s efforts will allow Giering Metal Finishing to continue supporting the Town of Hamden and the State of Connecticut after 66 years in business.”
Dale Kroop is the Director of the Hamden Business Incentive program,”Our program marks over 20 years of success helping businesses of any type, anywhere in Town. Manufacturing is a key industry in Town and we have been able to keep our manufacturing cluster going though our Incentive program”
For more information on Giering Metal Finishing go to their web site at https://gieringmetalfinishing.com/
Giering was able to take advantage of the town’s tax abatement and grant programs. For more information on Hamden Business Incentive Program go to http://www.hamden-ct.com/default.asp or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by: Town of Hamden, Economic and Neighborhood Development.