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Momentive Performance Materials Moves Tarrytown Location To Pearl River’s Hudson Valley iCampus

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive), a premier global high-performance silicones and specialties company, plans to relocate its Global Innovation Center from Tarrytown to Pearl River’s Hudson Valley iCampus. The center is expected to open in 2023.

momentiveThe 66,000 square-foot GIC will include a modern R&D laboratory and office space designed to foster stronger collaboration and exchange of ideas, as well as the development of trend-focused, innovative solutions to support the growing Performance Additives business, according to the company’s press release.

“This move is representative of Momentive’s enduring commitment to help solve each of our customers’ needs around the world with high-performance, trend-driven innovative products, and solutions, just as we have for 75 years,” said V.P. Nalian, President and General Manager of Momentive’s Performance Additives business unit.

“I’m very excited to welcome the Momentive team to the Hudson Valley iCampus,” said Jamie Schwartz, President of Hudson Valley iCampus. “We’re proud Momentive recognized the value of our strong management expertise, existing infrastructure, and location.”

The rebranded Hudson Valley iCampus, which is the former Pfizer campus, has a tenant roster 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 vibrant hub of scientific discovery and materials innovation, contributing to enhanced product performance across a broad range of industry applications for the Agricultural, Paint & Coatings, and Beauty and Personal Care markets, which, he said, “will help meet the demand for high-performing, practical solutions for a sustainable world.”

Jamaican-American Sabrina HoSang Jordan Honored by New York Foundation

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

sabrina ho sangJordan serves as the board chair of “People to People.”

Commenting on the honor on Facebook, Jordan described the awards event as “a magical night” and said she was humbled to receive the award. She said the RCF had a large role in her life in the county and is grateful for the support. She added, “Please know that I know how blessed and lucky I am to have the opportunity to know these incredible individuals, work with them and, well, sometimes drive them a little crazy. It’s all good!”

Jordan has previously been recognized as a motivator and team builder who established and operates a successful family-owned business. The company received the largest New York Empire State Development grant of 2018, $2.75 million, under her leadership.

HoSang has been the recipient of many 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 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award.

She was named to the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board in April 2020 and in August 2020 received an appointment to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council as a voting member.

New York’s 2023 Budget Includes Up To $1 Billion For Route 17 Capital Plan

kathy hochulThe recently approved New York State budget includes up to $1 billion for the environmental review as well as construction of the long-awaited project to add an additional lane and make other necessary upgrades on Route 17 as part of the new five-year state Department of Transportation (DOT) capital plan.

In announcing the FY 2023 budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul noted the funding will be used to “accelerate the conversion of the Route 17 corridor in Orange and Sullivan counties to Interstate 86, fueling transformative levels of economic growth in the region and improving quality of life by alleviating congestion.”

“We thank Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature for making Route 17 a priority for investment,” said 17-Forward-86 Coalition co-chair Maureen Halahan, President and CEO of the Orange County Partnership. “This project will improve mobility and safety in the region by making much-needed upgrades to Route 17. It’s been a long road to this point, and we’re overjoyed to see this project finally move forward now that the necessary resources have been allocated.”

17-Forward-86, a broad-based coalition of industry, trade and civic representatives, has long been advocating to improve mobility and safety in the region by adding an additional travel lane along Route 17 to convert the corridor to Interstate 86 in Orange and Sullivan counties.

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