By Connor Linskey
Tower Holdings Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new logistics center with local officials on Nov. 18.
The group is a leading, integrated developer, construction manager, specialist facade contractor, electrical contractor and high-quality materials supplier consisting of 11 independent entities. Their new facility, known as the Stewart Logistics Center, is located at 84 Hawkins Drive in the Town of Montgomery. It is a warehouse and office building comprising 81,200 square feet on 7.4 acres. The first floor offers 7,237 square feet of office space and 71,643 square feet of warehouse space, while the second floor hosts 9,880 square feet of office space, equipped with a state-of-the-art conference room and showroom.
The new facility was developed by Stewart Holdings Group and built by Time Square Construction, glass was supplied by Aluprof USA and installed by Alubuild USA, all four being Tower Holdings Group entities. The interior design architect was Anderson Design Group.
“We’re so grateful for the support from the Montgomery community for allowing us the opportunity to build our first collaboration with the town,” said Kevin O’Sullivan, CEO and President of Tower Holdings Group. “This project is a point of pride for all of us. The collaboration and perseverance from our different business units, Time Square Construction, Aluprof USA and Alubuild USA along with our subcontractor partners kept the project moving forward despite the challenges associated with the pandemic. I couldn’t be prouder of the entire team.”
Tower Holdings Group worked with local government and agencies to bring about the facility and hired local businesses as well as labor to complete the construction. The group is committed to creating long term high-paying jobs while the logistics center is in operation.
Orange County Partnership facilitated a grant process with the Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Empire State Development and Central Hudson Gas and Electric, to generate local business and community development. The Town of Montgomery IDA assisted through its Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreement. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. provided a jobs creation grant through their economic development program offerings. The project also received grant funding for construction of the facility from Empire State Development.
Town of Montgomery officials are eager to work with Tower Holdings Group, as the company becomes established in the community.
“Our doors are open to help you in any way we can,” said Deputy Supervisor Ron Feller. “You’re gonna be a good neighbor. You have been a good neighbor. We look forward to working with you this year and hopefully the next 20 years.”
“In a time when everything is uncertain, especially the economy, this project is a strong signal that New York State, Orange County and the Town of Montgomery are open for business,” said Conor Eckert, executive director of the Town of Montgomery IDA and director of economic development for the Town of Montgomery. “Montgomery is truly on the move and I look forward to working with leaders like Chairman Jeff Crist and County Executive Steve Neuhaus to enhance the economy of not just our town but our region.”
Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus is also excited by the arrival of the new business.
“Congratulations to the Town of Montgomery for having the courage to always welcome businesses,” he said. “And thank you to Tower Holdings for investing in Orange County. You’ve given my community optimism.”