Pipe and Plastics Gets the OK to Move

By Jillian Marshall

January 2, 2013 Updated Jan 3, 2013 at 12:57 AM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Despite the criticism of some West Endicott residents, National Pipe and Plastics will be moving to their neighborhood.

The zoning and planning board gave the go ahead to Pipe and Plastics.

Although the decision isn't sitting well with some neighbors, the new and larger location in the Town of Union will provide the manufacturing plant a quarter of a million square feet and bring 150 jobs to the area.

The $15 million project does come with some controversy. Since the announcement of planning the relocation of National Pipe, some West Endicott residents have been up in arms saying that this move will destroy their neighborhoods and the environment.

West Endicott resident Joan Farelle pointed her finger at the board at the meeting Wednesday night and said, "What you people are doing is criminal, it's absolutely criminal and I hope it comes back to bite you right on your butts."

But Supervisor Rose Sotak isn't bothered, because now she says everything is out of the boards hands. She said, "If there are some issues, the National Pipe will be working on, as they are basically moving in."

The details of the relocation are not yet known.

Sotak said the next thing she and her board will worry about is a ribbon cutting ceremony.