Land Remediation Inc., which provides environmental remediation and other specialized services to customers in the Capital Region and the Northeast, opened its new headquarters and operations facility at 74 Hudson River Road in Waterford on April 14.
Company officials said the $1.8 million project creates and retains more than 40 jobs and enables collaboration with a hub of businesses within Saratoga County.
Land Remediation worked with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership to re-purpose a long-vacant industrial site, a former service center and auto salvage yard.
The newly constructed 15,000-square-foot building includes space for office and administrative functions, warehousing, manufacturing and fabrication. It also has outside storage and parking for specialized equipment and other supplies.
Land Remediation officials said they expect to hire at least 12 new employees, with an average annual salary of $60,000, over the next three years, adding to its current 29-member workforce of engineers, equipment operators, laborers and office staff.
Additionally, the new facility has enabled the attraction of another company to Saratoga County, Winn Construction, which has set up offices in the building, officials said.
Through a program offered by the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, Land Remediation is the first company to receive a refund of nearly $7,000 for a portion of fees incurred for processing of its funding application with the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency.
“We are thrilled to finally be able to locate our entire company under one roof, which will make us more efficient, expand our customer base and grow our company,” said William Lindheimer, general manager of Land Remediation. “We are excited to be in the perfect location in Waterford, where we can work with a hub of outstanding construction and service companies.”
Saratoga County companies were used by Land Remediation in the construction of its new facility, including: Munter Enterprises as general contractor; Kivort Steel and Pallette Stone for construction materials; cranes from Zinter Handling; Alltek Energy Systems for HVAC; Zanetti Millwork for interior work; and Firetek Sprinkler Systems for the fire suppression system.
In addition, the company is collaborating with a number of complementary construction and service companies, also located in Waterford, including Kivort Steel, Jersen Construction, Stephenson Equipment, BPI Piping, Alltek Energy, Rock Krawler and Winn Construction.
“We are excited to welcome Land Remediation to Waterford, where it joins a growing number of companies that recognize our community as a great place to do business,” said Jack Lawler, town of Waterford supervisor and chairman of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. “In returning a blighted property to productive use while creating and retaining well-paying jobs, this project represents a true win-win for town taxpayers.”
“Congratulations to Land Remediation on the opening of their outstanding new facility. This project demonstrates once again why Saratoga County is among the fastest-growing areas in New York State,” said Edward Kinowski, chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. “We’re delighted to have assisted the company through our Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership.”
“As our industries continue to advance and evolve, it becomes increasingly important for us to be able to recycle old sites and restore the underlying land to economic productivity,” said U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko. “This new headquarters is not only a great symbolic achievement for Land Remediation, it is a tangible example of the jobs we can create and resources we can save by embracing sustainable economic development and bringing degraded sites back into productive use.”
“We are delighted to congratulate [co-owners] Will Lindheimer, Keith Decker and the team at Land Remediation on the opening of their state-of-the-art headquarters and operations facility. Who better than a green company to undertake a green project that creates jobs, gives a former industrial site new life, and puts a long-vacant property back on the tax rolls,” said Marty Vanags, president of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. “It has been our pleasure to assist the company throughout the process, and to provide a creative incentive in the form of a refund that underscores our commitment to economic development in Saratoga County.
Land Remediation environmental services include several utility providers; industrial, commercial, engineering and consulting firms; and government agencies. Land Remediation’s capabilities range from complex remediation at former industrial sites to heavy civil and geotechnical construction on clean construction projects. It conducts all phases of remediation work, including heavy civil/marine construction, sediment dredging, soil stabilization, and geotechnical construction.
Ninety percent of the project was funded through private investment. The rest was funded through tax incentives from the Saratoga County IDA, totaling approximately $188,000, officials said.