Company plans to rebuild Port of Newburgh

Steelways Inc. wants to build a port in order to supply materials for the new Tappan Zee bridge. (1/31/14)

NEWBURGH - A local business and area leaders announced the first steps toward recreating the Port of Newburgh.

Newburgh-based Steelways Inc., along with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, state and city officials were on hand this morning on the Newburgh waterfront to unveil the plans for $16.5 million project.

Steelways Inc. wants to refurbish the port in order to supply materials and transport decking for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The company, founded in 1968, is a steel design and fabrication company that has been involved in many extensive steel projects such as replating the Throgs Neck Bridge and the construction of many U.S. Navy vessels.

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Included in the $16.5 million project is $3 million in new payroll for initial construction, which could provide numerous opportunities for job creation and economic growth.

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