New business announced for Lysander

Local company to build, operate from Radisson Industrial Park

BACO President Tom Rogers, right, reviews his site plan with Supervisor Barry Bullis, left, and Lynn Tanner.

BACO President Tom Rogers, right, reviews his site plan with Supervisor Barry Bullis, left, and Lynn Tanner.

— BACO Controls plans to buy land and build office and warehousing facilities in the Radisson Industrial Park Lysander, Town Supervisor Barry Bullis announced last week. Plans call for construction to begin next spring on a project whose total investment will approach three quarters of a million dollars.

Bullis was joined in making the announcement by Thomas Rogers, president and owner of BACO Controls, and Lynn Tanner, executive director of the Radisson Community Association. BACO Controls is an importer of electrical switches for industrial applications and serves businesses nationwide in a multitude of sectors.

“Currently, BACO Controls operates from rented locations in Madison County,” said Rogers. “While I have considered sites elsewhere, the location on Loop Road just south of the Belgium-Cold Springs Fire Department office complex is ideal for both construction and future expansion.”

“I want to thank Supervisor Bullis and the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency for having offered incentives that make it attractive for me to locate in Radisson.” Rogers is now weighing the advantages of each incentive to best meet his needs.

All six current employees will be offered transfers to the new facility with additional hiring expected. Rogers said he is currently working with Lysander based Plumley Engineering for site plan development and is in discussions with other local contractors and suppliers about the project.

BACO Controls was formed in 1980 as a 50/50 joint venture between the French company BACO and local businessmen in Cazenovia. It was purchased by Rogers in 2004. BACO Controls is currently hoping to close on the land purchase with The Empire State Development Corporation for more than $60,000 and plans a total investment of $600,000 to $700,000.

“We welcome the addition of a new neighbor in the Radisson Industrial Park. From all I can see, we will have a long-term relationship that will only grow as BACO grows well into the future,” Tanner said.

Bullis added that he had been working with Rogers since February and he was very happy that he chose Lysander in the end.

“I enthusiastically welcome the newest member of the Corporate Park to Lysander,” Bullis said.

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