Broom maker sweeps up state support

Industrial broom maker Super Sweep has agreed to add 29 jobs and expand manufacturing in Huntington Station through a deal cut with the New York’s Empire State Development agency.

The added jobs will bring the company’s staff to 35 while expanding into 25,000 square feet, the state said in announcing the deal Friday morning.

“The success of homegrown companies like Super Sweep is proof of the resurgent strength of Long Island’s economy,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing them continue to create more jobs in the days to come.”

The expansion will allow Super Sweep to manufacture all components of its product line in-house and store larger quantities of inventory to meet growing market demand. The company was formed in 1998 to provide high-quality, resilient brooms to the construction and maintenance industries. With increased demand for its products, Super Sweep has outgrown its three facilities, totaling 4,900 square feet, in Deer Park. In the new location, the company will consolidate all of its operations under one roof.

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Founder Mike Margolin

To encourage Super Sweep to expand in Long Island, ESD is providing the company with up to $200,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits. Super Sweep will create 29 new jobs, retain all six current jobs and maintain those staffing levels through 2025, in addition to investing more than $4.5 million to relocate its existing manufacturing operations. Super Sweep had considered moving to Connecticut, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

Company founder Michael Margolin designed the aluminum-handled “Super Sweeper” in the mid-1990s. Super Sweepers are now sold in more than 1,000 stores nationwide, including Ace Hardware and on Amazon.com.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to grow our company here on Long Island, where we started and have received such tremendous community support over the years,” Margolin said.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called the deal “a victory for our collaborative efforts to work aggressively to retain and grow businesses in Suffolk County.”