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Brookhaven IDA aids 2 Ronkonkoma firms in move to Yaphank

A pair of companies will move to Yaphank from Ronkonkoma under a deal with the Brookhaven Town Industrial Development Agency.

United Fence and Guard Rail Corp. and Master-Halco plan to move into a 25,000-square-foot building on vacant land at the northeast corner of Zorn Boulevard and Horseblock Road, the IDA said in a news release. The building will include 5,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of warehouse space to be shared by the companies.

United Fence and Guard Rail is a supplier of guard rail materials, and Master-Halco is a wholesale fencing company based in Orange, California. Both companies had to relocate to make room for the Ronkonkoma Hub retail and residential development near the Long Island Rail Road station, IDA officials said.

The IDA board on July 27 approved an economic assistance plan, including property, sales and mortgage recording tax breaks, to help Four Keys Realty LLC build the new facility on behalf of the two tenants. The $5.3 million project is expected to create 13 full-time jobs at the companies and 17 construction jobs, IDA officials said.

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