“The Green Manufacturing Center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard—with its lead tenants Crye Precision and Macro Sea—will show the world how to successfully incorporate green manufacturing and sustainable practices into a state-of-the-art facility that will create hundreds of permanent and construction jobs,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz on Friday, according to a press release.
Crye Precision designs and manufactures body armor and apparel for U.S. armed forces. It received $1 million in funding to expand its current operations at the Navy Yard.
Macro Sea, a real estate developer, will lease more than 50,000 square feet for a new facility called New Lab. The space will promote innovative design and incorporate universities and businesses in a collaborative workspace.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation will invest a total of $46 million in the Green Manufacturing Center, which will reuse “three former WWII-era Navy machine shops” after upgrading them, according to a release.
More businesses have been moving into Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, a 300-acre industrial area on the Brooklyn waterfront, over the last decade. The area currently houses over 275 businesses, up from 230 in 2001.
A newly opened exhibition at the visitors and employment center at BLDG 92 highlights the area’s rich history, as well as its present and future projects.
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