BEEKMANTOWN — A Canadian company that supplies parts to the mass-transit industry plans to open a new location in the Town of Beekmantown.
Connectall Ltd., a Laval, Quebec-based manufacturer of high-pressure hoses, lines and fittings, has signed a lease for 6,000 square feet in Gateway Industrial Park on Spellman Road.
Connectall President Michael Bourque said they plan to be in operation in mid September. The move, he said, will help customers in the mass-transit industry, such as Nova Bus, Prevost and Bombardier Transportation, meet U.S.- and New York-content provisions of transit authority contracts.
"This is going to help us grow our business with both companies," Bourque said.
The focus in Beekmantown will be on the lines used for fuel, power steering, air-conditioning and air-brake systems in mass-transit vehicles.
The new location will also help with the logistics of meeting just-in-time inventory requirements of those companies, as well as other clients across the United States.
The new location will also feature an express store where the public can find products to meet their needs. Bourque said it is like an auto-parts store but one that specializes in sales and repair of hoses and connections.
"We focus on that one thing. We know what we are doing," he said.
He and Connectall Vice President Frank D'Avola see a hearty market for that service in the North Country due to the presence of large farms, automotive repair shops and truck stops.
Connectall plans to have three to four employees in Beekmantown to start. Any additions to that will depend on how successful the new location becomes.
"We hope to grow pretty fast," Bourque said.
Bourque said the manufacturing part of the operation will involve welding, crimping and attaching fittings to meet customers specifications.