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Coeymans officials formally welcome TCI plant

May 20, 2014 6:13 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="286"] Construction continues at TCI New York's new location in Coeymans, Albany Co.
(Paul Buckowski / Times Union)[/caption]

Lauren Stanforth is reporting in the Times Union TCI of New York held a small reception Mon., May 19, to formally acknowledge the construction of its new transformer processing facility in Coeymans, Albany Co. The building is expected to be completed by summer's end on land visible from the state Thruway. TCI President Brian Hemlock and Republican Assembly member Pete Lopez of Schoharie spoke to a crowd of 50 about the adversity TCI has overcome to make the $7 million facility a reality. The company's facility in Ghent was destroyed in a massive chemical fire in Aug. 2012. The fire burned for two days, leveling the company’s 30,000-square-foot facility on Falls Industrial Road. TCI's attempts to rebuild at the Ghent location failed. The company's relocation to Coeymans sparked protests by a group of residents and push-back from the town's planning board. TCI breaks down former electrical transformers and other oil-filled equipment and prepares the parts for recycling. At the reception Monday, Lopez called TCI's story one of "perseverance and commitment." Read the full story in the Times Union.