Pipe and Plastic Stirs Controversy

By Erika Mahoney

July 17, 2012 Updated Jul 18, 2012 at 10:15 AM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Some Endicott residents are speaking out with hopes of stopping National Pipe and Plastic's move from Vestal to Endicott.

Broome County Legislature candidate Eileen Konecny held a community meeting to gather questions about the relocation from Endicott residents.

Residents who showed up expressed their concerns over noise levels, health and environmental impacts, and declining property value.

"When it starts affecting property values on Maple St., you are going to start getting a different bunch of people down here and it's going to change property values and it's going to raise crime and other issues within the west Endicott area," said Gary King of Endicott.

Last week, National Pipe and Plastic announced that it wanted to move its manufacturing plant to an existing building located at Mills and Frey Avenue in Endicott.

The company is seeking permits to modify its existing building to be about 15 feet taller.