Company leaving Orange for larger facility in North Haven
ORANGE >> A town company that has grown out of its space will soon call North Haven home.
Fulfillment Works is a distribution company with a 100,000-square-foot facility on Marsh Hill Road. That space has gotten too tight, owner Greg Cooper said, and they will be moving to 297 State St. in North Haven this fall.
“Our business has grown so much that we have run out of space in our current facility in Orange,” Cooper said. “We are in 100,000 square feet here but we need 200,000 square feet. It boils down to the availability of this building that we found in North Haven — it’s not easy to find 200,000 square feet in every town and just have your pick of the lot. We found a perfect building there and have signed a long-term lease and are looking forward to it.”
Orange First Selectman James Zeoli said Monday he was sorry to see the company go.
The State Street facility was the home of Northeast Graphics years ago, North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said.
“It’s roughly a 400,000-square-foot facility — one of the largest buildings in the North Haven region,” he said. “Back years ago, the printing company went out of business and after I took office, we were able to fill half the building.”
Two businesses share half of the back of the building, he said, and aren’t visible from the street. Fulfillment Works will use the remaining space, meaning the building will again be full.
“We are absolutely delighted to bring this company to North Haven,” Freda said. “This will bring in somewhere between 60 to 100 jobs to that site.”
“We will be moving over the course of September and October,” Cooper said. “It’s a lot to move so it’s going to take us about two months. We will be up and running for November.”
While the company won’t be hiring any additional people in the immediate future, the extra space will allow it to grow even more, Cooper said, which eventually is likely to mean he will be hiring more employees.
“As we grow, we will be hiring more people,” he said.
“We are delighted to have him come to North Haven business family,” Freda said.