Momentive Performance Materials Moves Tarrytown Center to Pearl River’s Hudson Valley iCampus; Sabrina HoSang Jordan honored by the New York Foundation; Briefs

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Momentive Performance Materials moves Tarrytown location to Hudson Valley iCampus at Pearl River

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive), one of the world’s leading high-performance silicone and specialty companies, plans to move its global innovation center from Tarrytown to the Pearl River iCampus in the Hudson Valley . The center is expected to open in 2023.

momentaryThe 66,000 square foot GIC will include a modern R&D laboratory and offices designed to foster stronger collaboration and exchange of ideas, as well as the development of innovative, trend-driven solutions to support the growing additives business of performance, according to company press. Release.

“This decision is representative of Momentive’s enduring commitment to help meet the needs of each of our customers worldwide with innovative, high-performance, trend-driven products and solutions, as we have done for 75 years. “said Vice President Nalian, President and CEO. Managing Director of Momentive’s Performance Additives Division.

“I am thrilled to welcome the Momentive team to the Hudson Valley iCampus,” said Jamie Schwartz, President of Hudson Valley iCampus. “We are proud that Momentive has recognized the value of our strong management expertise, existing infrastructure and location.”

The renamed Hudson Valley iCampus, which is Pfizer’s former campus, has a roster of tenants that includes Pfizer Inc., RK Pharma Solutions, Sanofi and others.

John Nicholson, Global Technology Leader, Performance Additives, added that he also sees Momentive’s new GIC as a dynamic center for scientific discovery and materials innovation, helping to improve product performance across a broad spectrum. industrial applications for agriculture, paints and coatings, and the beauty and personal care markets, which he said will “help meet the demand for practical and high-performance solutions for a world sustainable “.

Jamaican-American Sabrina HoSang Jordan honored by the New York Foundation

Jamaican-American Sabrina HoSang Jordan, CEO of Caribbean Food Delights, was honored by the nonprofit Rockland Community Foundation (RCF) at its signing gala on March 31, 2022, for her work with the “People to People” program (PtoP), which provides food assistance to people in need in Rockland County.

sabrina ho sangJordan is Chairman of the Board of People to People.

Commenting on the honor on Facebook, Jordan described the awards ceremony as “a magical night” and said she was honored to receive the award. She said the RCF had been a big part of her life in the county and she was grateful for their support. She added: “Know that I know how blessed and lucky I am to have the opportunity to get to know these amazing people, to work with them and, well, to drive them a little crazy sometimes. It’s perfect! “

Jordan has previously been recognized as a motivator and team builder who has created and operates a successful family business. The company received the largest development grant from the New York Empire in 2018, $2.75 million, under his leadership.

HoSang has received numerous accolades, including the 2019 “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year” award in the Family Business category in New York, the Jamaican Diaspora Northeast Trailblazer Award in October 2016, the Rockland Business Women’s Network Woman of Achievement Award in 2015 and the 2014 50 Outstanding Asian American Award.

She was appointed to the New York Forward Reopening Advisory Board in April 2020 and in August 2020 was appointed to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Board as a voting member.

New York’s 2023 budget includes up to $1 billion for Route 17 capital plan

kathy hochulNew York State’s recently approved budget includes up to $1 billion for environmental review as well as construction of the long-awaited project to add an additional lane and make other needed improvements to Highway 17 in the part of the state’s new five-year department. Transportation Capital Plan (DOT).

In announcing the fiscal year 2023 budget, Governor Kathy Hochul noted that the funding will be used to “accelerate the conversion of the Highway 17 Corridor in Orange and Sullivan Counties to Highway 86, powering transformative levels of economic growth in the region and improving the quality of life by reducing congestion.

“We thank Governor Kathy Hochul and the state legislature for making Route 17 an investment priority,” said 17-Forward-86 Coalition Co-Chair Maureen Halahan, President and CEO. leadership of the Orange County partnership. “This project will improve mobility and safety in the region by making much needed improvements to Highway 17. It has been a long road so far, and we are excited to see this project finally move forward now that resources needed have been allocated. .”

17-Forward-86, a broad coalition of representatives from industry, commerce and civil society, has long advocated improving mobility and safety in the region by adding an additional traffic lane along the route 17 to convert the corridor to Interstate 86 in Orange and Sullivan counties.

In the budget announcement, Governor Hochul cited “historic investments” in the Hudson Valley that resulted in the expansion of Woodbury Common and the construction of Legoland and Resorts World Catskills Casino. The governor noted several DOT projects that have already improved sections of Route 17, including the reconstruction of the interchange at Exit 131, where Route 17 meets I-87 and Route 32 (Woodbury Common) and the reconstruction of exits 122 and 125 (Legoland) to meet interstate standards.