Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency

No. 257: Kids at work, cereal milk and crack pie, doing the math and selling Dylan’s guitar

A happy end of the week: Welcome once again to Friday, dear readers. While many of you are enjoying the start of a three-day weekend, please remember that doesn’t excuse you from sending complaints, compliments and hot story tips to editor@innovateli.com. Some of the best Innovate LI content this week came from our inbox. Who’s next? Day trader: It’s Nov 10, and that’s swell, but let’s skip ahead a day for a few interesting Veteran’s…


Promises made, promises kept in Brentwood

By GREGORY ZELLER // With new equipment and a pending real-estate deal, a Brentwood business is making good on its commitments to Empire State Development, Albany’s main economic-development engine. Nearly four years after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that manufacturer Thuro Metal Products Inc. would receive $200,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program performance-based tax credits, it’s payback time. The company said this week it has acquired two state-of-the-art Computer Numerical Controlled metal-fabrication machines that will help it…


With help, East/West lands in Ronkonkoma (again)

By GREGORY ZELLER // “Space for lease” can be a tricky proposition, depending on the space you need to lease. Just ask East/West Industries President Teresa Ferraro, who in February led her certified woman-owned small business through an intra-Ronkonkoma move to its new 50,000-square-foot home – but only after a lengthy search for just the right fit. The pilgrimage was “a long time in the making,” according to Ferraro, who noted several relocation roadblocks. Chief…