Construction heats up for Cold Point

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Work on the future site for Cold Point Corp. — a manufacturer of replacement water source heat pump units — has been heating up, with crews putting up the structure’s framing as well as preparing the site for utility services.

The company is currently located on Success Drive and will relocate to a portion of the former Rome Cable complex off Erie Boulevard West, which has undergone remediation and cleanup as part of the state’s various brownfield revitatlization programs.

While economy restart hurdles in the daily flow of COVID-19 news headlines have been a constant since the beginning of the year, projects like Cold Point have remained active.
At the end of March, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. said the state’s economic-development agency Empire State Development saw the Cold Point project as essential. So, work has continued.

According to Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, the foundation has been poured for what will be a 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

This week, work is being done to bring utilities to the site, she said, adding that the steel for the facility’s walls are also going up.

“All further progress to getting the building started,” she said.

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