Canadian manufacturer to create 15 jobs at Ogdensburg Commerce Park

pOGDENSBURG — A Canadian company that manufactures wiring harnesses will open a branch in Ogdensburg in February. The move is expected to create 15 jobs over the next three years./ppOttawa-based Flexus Electronics is a manufacturer of wiring harnesses, cables and electro-mechanical assemblies, according to a news release from the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority./ppFlexus Electronics was incorporated in 1995 and originally provided wire harnesses, cables and electro-mechanical assemblies to the rail industry, according to the company’s website. Since its founding, the company’s customer base has expanded into servicing other industries including the aerospace, military and medical fields./ppThe company is described as “a full service supplier that provides their customers with total manufacturing support from engineering prototypes through to final volume production.” /ppFlexus Electronics will begin operations in Ogdensburg in February at the OBPA’s Commerce Park. The company initially plans to hire four employees, adding 11 more in the next three years, according to the OBPA./ppIn a statement, the company’s general manager said expanding into Ogdensburg will help the company fulfill its contracts that require a U.S. presence to complete./pp“This new facility will open up new business opportunities for Flexus with companies we supply that need to meet buy-America requirements for U.S. military contracts and public transportation projects,” Ron Ringuette, general manager of Flexus Electronics and Flexus USA, said. /ppOBPA officials said the company’s decision to develop a manufacturer base in Ogdensburg will provide an ideal location from which the company can further expand, should it choose. /pp“We are glad they chose Ogdensburg for their project, and look forward to working with them on this and future expansion projects,” said John A. Rishe, director of Commercial and Industrial Development./ppThe OBPA Commerce Park is already home to a number of U.S. and Canadian firms, including Med-Eng, which makes bomb suits for the U.S. military; Ansen Corp., an electronic components manufacturer; and DeFelsko, a manufacturer of electronic instruments; Tulmar, a U.S. military supplier and third-party manufacturer for Canadian firms; and T-Base Communications, a printer of large-format and braille documents./ppBusinesses at the Commerce Park employ more than 500 people in St. Lawrence County, according to the OBPA./p

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