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Building exec nominated to Suffolk IDA board

Grant Hendricks, a construction industry executive from Bay Shore, has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency’s board of directors.

Hendricks is president of two companies: Bimasco Inc., which builds roads in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and G9 Turf, a manufacturer and installer of synthetic turf sports fields. He also is vice president of Bituminous Roadrunner Inc., an asphalt transporter.

Hendricks holds leadership positions with the Long Island Regional Planning Council, the United Way, Long Island Contractors' Association and Local 1298 of the Laborers International Union. He is a member of Local 138 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

If he is confirmed, Hendricks would be the third IDA board member with strong ties to organized labor. The board has seven members, all volunteers.

Hendricks' appointment is expected to be considered Aug. 21 by the county legislature. He was nominated by county legislators Wayne Horsley, DuWayne Gregory and Steve Stern, all Democrats.

The board vacancy occurred in May after longtime chairman Jim Morgo resigned due to increased demands on his time. He had been hired as an economic development adviser to the Long Island Association business group and joined Suffolk County Community College's board of trustees.

Morgo was appointed to the IDA board eight years ago by the legislature and had been chairman for the last six.

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