NBTY, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a broad line of nutritional supplements, opened a new $20 million, 66,000 square foot, Nutritional Bar Manufacturing Plant in Amityville, New York, creating upwards of 150 jobs.
In 2011 NBTY began construction to expand its smaller facility located across New Horizons Boulevard in Amityville. The state-of-the art facility will produce popular nutritional bars like MET-Rx, Pure Protein and Good 'n Natural. Once the plant is fully operational it will generate one million bars a day, allowing the company to more than double its production to keep up with demand.
"The opening of this facility reaffirms our commitment to New York," said Jeff Nagel, NBTY CEO. "As a global leader in nutritional supplements, we are proud of our Long Island heritage and are committed to growing our local economy by providing more jobs in our own backyard. I would like to thank our State and County partners who helped to make this possible."
"NBTY started on Long Island, and thanks to Governor Cuomo's strong support, will continue to stay and grow on Long Island," said Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy. "Under the Governor's leadership, the State is leveraging its resources to generate much needed private-sector job creation and investment in our local economies. NBTY could have chosen to invest their $20 million anywhere, but they chose New York because New York works for business."
"The Long Island Power Authority is proud to be part of the collective economic development partnership to help NBTY continue to do business on Long Island and become green leaders in the business community," said LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael D. Hervey. "LIPA's economic development and efficiency programs continue to attract, retain and help expand businesses on Long Island by providing solutions to meet current and future energy-related needs."