Aurochemicals Opens New $2.5M Warehouse At its Headquarters Complex in Washingtonville
Real Estate In-Depth | July 2019
WASHINGTONVILLE—Aurochemicals, a manufacturer of natural aroma ingredients for the flavor and fragrance industry, marked the official opening of a brand-new, $2.5-million warehouse facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 9.
Local dignitaries, including Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus; Village of Washingtonville Mayor Joseph Bucco and Orange County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lynn Allen Cione were among the more than 50 guests who attended the event at the company’s new headquarters in Washingtonville.
The 22,000-square-foot warehouse facility will provide increased space for research, development and quality control work, in addition to more space for state-of-the-art corporate offices, inventory maintenance, product storage and production. The new warehouse is outfitted with custom shelving units and illuminated by large skylights and windows, company officials stated.
“The flavor and fragrance industry is growing rapidly, and we have become a major player in the industry,” said Deo Persaud, Aurochemicals CEO. “Our new warehouse facility allows us to continue to provide our customers with the products they need, when they need it. We want to always stay ahead of the curve and be an innovative leader.”
The new warehouse facility was a two-year project, which came on the heels of a recent string of expansion efforts on behalf of Aurochemicals. Last year, Aurochemicals announced the completion of a new state-of-the-art lab, which doubled in size and now offers new technology for research and development. In 2017, the company dedicated its $1.5-million world headquarters.
Special remarks and comments at the ribbon cutting ceremony were made by dignitaries including: County Executive Neuhaus; Village of Washingtonville Mayor, Bucco; Orange County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Cione; Orange County Partnership President and CEO, Maureen Halahan; Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation President and CEO, Mike Oates; Orange County Director of Economic Development, Bill Fioravanti; New Yok State Senator James Skoufis’ Office Constituent Relations Specialist David Rabbitts; and NYS Assemblyman District 99, Colin Schmitt.
“We are able to expand due to our tremendous growth and increased market share globally,” said Persaud. “We’re thrilled to call Washingtonville and Orange County our home, and thank our community, local officials and dignitaries for all their support.”
“Aurochemicals has been an asset to Orange County and I am pleased to see its continued growth,” said Steven Neuhaus, Orange County Executive. “Led by strong leadership, the internationally recognized company has thrived during its expansion, and I know it will continue to flourish.”
Aurochemicals, established in 1994, began operations in Brooklyn, recently completed a building expansion and occupies a 32,000-square-foot modern facility in Washingtonville with extensive production and storage capabilities.