Tesla selects Orange County for new parts distribution facility

Goshen. The Orange County Partnership says electric car manufacturer will occupy a 927,000 square-foot building on Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh by the end of the year.

| 18 Jul 2023 | 02:44

The Orange County Partnership announced this week that Tesla, the renowned electric car manufacturer, has selected Orange County as the home of their new regional distribution facility for vehicle parts.

Tesla will occupy 927,000 square feet built on spec by Matrix Development Group at 1396 Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh.

Matrix secured approvals for the business park located on Route 300 in 2022 and has since constructed two buildings at 215,000 and 927,000 square feet.

The property, located directly across from the Newburgh Mall and adjacent to the I-84/I-87 interchange, is considered a strategic location for the logistics and warehouse/distribution sector.

150 to 300 jobs

According to the Orange County Partnership, Tesla is expected to relocate its North Coast parts distribution facility from Bethlehem, Pa., to Newburgh with plans to open by the end of 2023. Tesla will initially employ 150 workers at the Newburgh facility by the end of this year and eventually ramp up to a 300-employee workforce.

Based in New Jersey, Matrix is a development firm with a rich portfolio of projects in Orange County including: AmerisourceBergen, wineshipping.com and other projects throughout the tri-state area.

The Orange County Partnership was instrumental in helping Matrix Development Group secure approvals for the buildings, advocacy and site marketing.

“Matrix has a long history of undertaking quality projects in Orange County,” Maureen Halahan, President and CEO of the Orange County Partnership, said in the press release announcing the Tesla decision. “The Tesla signing is yet another example of the value of speculative development, and exactly why we supported the approval of this robust business park. Our market is strong – we will continue to support site development in the effort to attract more quality companies to Orange County. We welcome Tesla to Orange County with open arms.”

‘Tesla is changing the automotive industry’

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus: “Tesla is changing the automotive industry in America and abroad. Having a relationship with Tesla in Orange County can raise income levels for our area and create good jobs. It will also increase competition for our workforce and is another major name in the American economy choosing to come to Orange County.”

The Orange County Partnership is a private, not-for profit organization that markets the county to growing companies interested in expanding their locations or opening new facilities.

For more information go to https://www.ocpartnership.org. To contact the Orange County Partnership call (845) 294-2323 or by e-mail at maureen@ocpartnership.org.