Dec 22, 2020

Vitamin maker promises jobs and gets preliminary OK on tax breaks for factory

By James T. Madore james.madore@newsday.com @JamesTMadore

 

A fast-growing vitamin manufacturer wants to open its 12th facility in Suffolk County and create 110 jobs over the next two years, officials said Thursday.

PipingRock Health Products LLC, which is based in Bohemia and has facilities in several other states, hopes to use a former data center at 90 Davids Dr. in Hauppauge for the production and distribution of vitamins and nutritional supplements. Executives said the additional factory is needed to meet increased demand.

The $15 million project won preliminary approval on Thursday for $1 million in tax breaks from the county’s industrial development agency. Much of the savings would come from a sales-tax exemption of up to $396,750 on the purchase of construction materials and equipment, plus a $580,890 reduction in property taxes over 15 years, or 29%.

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