Jul 27, 2020

Spectronics, maker of fluorescent dyes, to move to Melville with IDA tax breaks

By James T. Madore

james.madore@newsday.com

Suffolk County is offering $940,600 in tax breaks over 15 years to keep a manufacturer of fluorescent leak-detection dyes and hand sanitizer on Long Island.

The county’s industrial development agency is helping Spectronics Corp. to move from Westbury to Melville, instead of out of state. The family-owned company has been courted by economic developers from Ohio and Georgia.

However, Spectronics president Jon Cooper said the family prefers to stay here, where his father and uncle invented the leak detection technology that’s now used in automobiles, refrigeration equipment, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems around the globe. Read more at Newsday…