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Stonington — A Pawcatuck company that makes fiber optic cables plans to build a 35,000-square-foot manufacturing plant next to its current facility and almost double the number of employees.
Cable Components Group, located on the west side of Extrusion Drive, is seeking permission from the town to build the plant on a seven-acre site next to its two existing buildings. The site of the proposed building is now owned by the Davis Standard Corp., which is located across the street.
Cable Components has applied for a permit from the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission and will also need to get a special-use permit and site-plan approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Charles Glew, managing director of the company, said that although he now has 26,000 square feet of space in the two buildings, he has run out of room.
The company makes cable systems, fiber optics and a woven hair-like filament used for filtration.
The 10-year-old company moved to it current location three years ago from Old Saybrook.
Glew said the property was attractive because its proximity to his current operation. He said it will allow him to create a campus-like setting and move his headquarters to the new building. He will continue to operate at his two buildings on Extrusion Drive.
Glew said the new building will allow him to add 30 employees. He estimated it will cost $6.4 million to construct and equip the new building. If the town grants the approvals, he hopes to break ground around Labor Day, he said.
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