Melanie Lekocevic reports for Columbia-Greene Media
that the the Port of Coeymans and the Coeymans Industrial Park turned ten years old with a community celebration Aug. 20. “I am in awe at the fact that this is not the dump they wanted to put here years ago,” said Judy Jeune, a local resident. “It’s a clean business, a good business that brings a lot to our town. We should encourage Mr. Laraway and others to bring more businesses like this to our community.” Instead of a dump, 450 people are employed, with eight tugboats and 40 barges along the Hudson River in Albany County. Coeymans Marine Towing recently purchased two new $2 million cranes for the port. Just weeks ago, an 8-million pound generator was assembled at the port and shipped down the Hudson to a power plant in New Jersey. A second similar generator will be assembled at the Port of Coeymans in the next couple of months. “We would like to thank the local community and its residents for their support over the past 10 years, as the Port of Coeymans and the Coeymans Industrial Park have matured and developed, bringing hundreds of new jobs and business opportunities to the region,” owner Carver Laraway said. “We look forward to building upon this relationship and continuing to be a good neighbor.” Read the full story in HudsonValley360.com.