New neighbor for Bellerose businesses

July 23, 2012 by  

Excitement is growing in Bellerose, along with other communities close to Lake Success. As Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano said:

“It’s a great day when government can help save and create private sector jobs and assist in economic development projects that benefit the community.”

He was talking about the county’s successful deal with Hain Celestial, a leading natural and organic products company, to retain the business on Long Island in expanded facilities. Announced in May, Mangano said:

“With final approval from the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, this agreement will ensure that Nassau County helps save and create hundreds of good-paying local jobs.”

Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial was also satisfied with this latest agreement. He commented:

“As a proud resident New Yorker, I am pleased to be increasing our commitment to the region with the expansion of our international corporate headquarters complete with state-of-the art sustainable features.”

In a press release from the company, he went on to thank Governor Cuomo and County Executive Mangano for all their efforts in securing for Hain’s future to be in New York.

Company plans are to lease and work on the 86,000 square foot facility in Lake Success. Once completed, corporate headquarters will move from Melville to the new location. Currently, Hain Celestial employs about 4,000 people worldwide, 1,200 of those in the United States.

For the established business community in villages such as Bellerose, the announcement of Hain Celestial is welcome. From the local supplier of stationery printing to the manufacturer of office furniture, this relocation and expansion of Hain Celestial’s operations offers new opportunities to boost the bottom line.