WARSAW — A long-vacant plant has been demolished as a nearby business prepares to expand.
Crews have spent the past week tearing down the former Broeders Machine building on Route 19, about a mile north of Rock Glen.
J.C. Equipment of Genesee Falls will build a new facility at the site, said owner and president Jessie Cole. Its sister businesses — Cole Building Solutions and Powerlift Doors of New York — will also be located there.
“It’s a great location,” Cole said Wednesday. “It’s on a main highway. There will be a lot more eyes seeing our business. I’ve been looking for a few years for a good commercial property.”
J.C. Equipment offers construction equipment, while Cole Building Solutions builds pole barns. Powerlift Doors of New York produces hydraulic swing doors for airplane hangars, large farm buildings, and custom residential use.
Cole said construction will probably start in late summer or early fall on an office and shop at the location. Completion and opening may occur by year’s end.
It’s expected seven to eight new jobs will be created over three years at the location.
The former Broeders Machine building was about 40 years old. It had been vacant and unused for about 15 years.
The building was originally used by the Ness machine shop before its operations were moved to Rochester about 1990.