SILVER CREEK – Excelco/Newbrook has moved its administrative and engineering departments into a large office building at 172 Central Ave. in the Village of Silver Creek, taking space vacated by another manufacturer two years ago.
The move was helped by funding from the Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency.
The 60-year-old company, which started as two companies and merged into one firm about two years ago, does specialized metal manufacturing work for large companies and government agencies, including the military, NASA and the nuclear industry.
Chris Lanski, president and CEO of the firm, said its major projects are supplying the U.S. Navy with components for submarines and other vessels. The firm does a variety of specialty products for other customers as well.
Lanski said the company, which has 80 employees, has had steady growth in recent years and is looking to hire about 10 more employees this year.
The company’s three-year goal is to have 100 employees, he said.
Lanski said that the company’s new offices allow for even more growth. The offices have large open meeting areas for engineering teams.
He said the company specializes in a team approach and that the new space will allow for better communication, as well as room for the teams to meet with other employees working on special projects.
The Central Avenue building formerly housed Rem-tronic Co., which left Silver Creek for a new manufacturing space in Dunkirk.
Lanski said the Chautauqua County IDA helped with financing the purchase and the remodeling, resulting in a roughly $300,000 investment in downtown Silver Creek.
The company also has made a large investment in its manufacturing facility and recently installed new equipment for precision measurements.
Lanski said the company reaches out to prospective employees who have skills in the areas of engineering, welding and machining.