Ribbon Cutting of UFC Aerospace in Holtsville
Farmingville, NY – On July 12, 2011, Supervisor Mark Lesko attended the ribbon cutting of UFC Aerospace Corp., which recently relocated to 100 Corporate Drive in Holstville. UFC Aerospace is a family-owned company that was started in 1972 and is a rapidly growing provider of value added Inventory Supply Chain Management services including kitting and JIT (just-in-time) programs. UFC Aerospace is also a distributor of a broad range of hardware and equipment for the aircraft, airline and aerospace market including companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE, the US Government, Rolls Royce and various other aerospace companies throughout the world.
UFC Aerospace has about 250 employees in 17 locations throughout the US and six countries throughout the world including 116 working in its new corporate headquarters in Holtsville. In 2011 alone, UFC created 29 new jobs and is looking to further expand in the future. UFC Aerospace recently purchased the 50,000 square foot building in Holtsville because it needed more space than it was occupying at its previous location in Bay Shore.
“I am delighted to welcome UFC Aerospace to the Town of Brookhaven,” said Supervisor Mark Lesko, “UFC Aerospace is a wonderful success story in today’s economy and the Town will continue to help the company in any way we can so it can succeed and create more jobs.”
“To get our economy back on its feet, we need successful businesses to invest, expand and hire. During a challenging time, UFC Aerospace is keeping and creating jobs here on Long Island,” said Congressman Steve Israel.
“Although we had been in the Town of Islip for 15 years and were nervous about making the move, we found the space that suited our present and long-term needs on Long Island. Supervisor Lesko and his staff made us feel unbelievably welcome and like we belonged here. It is a great area and we look forward to being here for years to come,” said Doug Davis, President of UFC Aerospace Corp.
“Brookhaven Town is open for business, and I join Supervisor Lesko in welcoming UFC Aerospace to Holtsville," said Congressman Tim Bishop, "Encouraging job creation in Eastern Long Island is a top priority of my office, and I will continue to work with the Brookhaven Business Advisory Council to bring new employers to our community."
The Town of Brookhaven first met with UFC Aerospace in April 2010 to discuss opportunities for expansion in the Town of Brookhaven.
An example of what UFC Aerospace provides is customized F16 structural modification kits. These kits comprise an array of aerospace products delivered by UFC in a kit format on a just-in-time basis. Further, UFC provides traditional Kanban bin stocking services for programs that include the Delta IV Rocket, BLACKHAWK Helicopter, the 737, the 747-8, and the 787 aircraft, as well as the A320, A321 and A380 aircraft.
Brookhaven has intensified efforts over the past year to create jobs and encourage new businesses to come to Brookhaven Town. The Brookhaven Business Advisory Council conducted its first annual survey of Brookhaven businesses, which found that 84% of small businesses believe Brookhaven is a good place to operate. The Town of Brookhaven hosts SCORE, a resource partner with Small Business Administration (SBA), which offers free business coaching and mentoring every Friday.
The Brookhaven Business Advisory Council is also organizing its annual networking event for small businesses on September 27 with Congressman Tim Bishop as the keynote speaker and a breakfast specifically designed for large businesses in October. The Town has worked with Congressman Bishop on offering a variety of small business workshops throughout the year, and has hosted Brian Erwin, Director of the Advocacy Center for International Trade and liaison to the White House at a forum for small businesses.
If a company is looking to locate or expand in the Brookhaven, contact Lisa Mulligan, Director of the Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Economic Development and CEO of the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency at (631) 451-6563.