SAM North America celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Jan. 21. Pictured, from left, are Kevin Gardner, Oswego County Legislator, New Haven, who also is the legislature chairman; Morris Sorbello, Oswego County Legislator, Granby; Andrew Christie, managing director at SAM North America; Steve Hutchins, Schroeppel town councilman; L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County; Holly Carpenter, representing state Sen. Patty Ritchie; Terry Wilbur, County Legislator, Hannibal; and Edward Lincoln, vice president of sales at SAM North America.
SAM North American Tuesday kicked off its new site in the Oswego County Industrial Park in Schroeppel.
The company had been operating out of a small site in Granby. It is projected to employ 14 people.
The company manufactures equipment for the paper and plastics industries. Michael Treadwell of Operation Oswego County said potential customers in North and South America will be able to come to the Schroeppel site, see the equipment in action and determine if it is something they want to buy for their own businesses.
Before, customers had to travel to SAM’s headquarters in South Korea to check out its products.
SAM also will have a marketing office at the Schroeppel site, which encompasses a 10,000-square-foot building and 2 1/2 acres.
SAM has been a leading supplier of converting machinery for package printing, specialty coating, extrusion coating and laminating for more than 50 years.
Be sure to pick up a copy of Saturday’s Valley News for more on this company.