A manufacturer of baby wipes, diapers and feminine hygiene products is growing so fast that it wants to enlarge a Hauppauge building purchased less than two years ago, executives said.
Wipes manufacturer Premier Care Industries Inc. will construct a 30,000-square-foot addition to its Hauppauge, NY facility, which is currently 81,000 square feet. The new space will be used for warehousing and distribution.
The $2.6 million project received tax incentives from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency to allow the company to add 35 people to its payroll of 107 by 2020. Records show employees earn, on average, $37,500 excluding health insurance and retirement benefits.
“We’ve managed to double both our revenue and number of employees” since 2016, said Matthew Neman, Premier’s chief operating officer and son of founder Ouri Neman. “We have been having some healthy, rapid growth.”
Premier also secured a $3 million loan from the state Job Development Authority to buy the building, which once housed Audiovox, a maker of stereos and other electronics. Matthew Neman said Thursday Premier intends to seek another state loan.
Neman said the company had considered expanding in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Georgia, which offer far lower operating costs than Long Island.