Pelco to Close New York Facility, Phase Out Travel Agency

CLOVIS, Calif.

Pelco announced Thursday it will close its Orangeburg, N.Y., facility over the next 60 to 90 days. Its in-house travel agency Pelco Travel will also be phased out.

About 50-60 employees could be affected by the moves, Joe Olmstead, director of marketing communications, tells Security Sales & Integration. Not all of the positions are being eliminated; some of the employees are expected to find other positions within the company, he says.

The large New York facility accommodates a combination of warehousing, distribution, engineering and product support. Many of the operations at the facility will be relocated within the New York area, as well as to more centralized locations in the United States.

“The New York area is important to us, and that’s why we’re leaving a great deal of our sales and customer service programs there,” Pelco President and CEO Dean Meyer says. “But we also recognized a real need to take our distribution logistics to a more centralized location.”

Current finished-goods warehousing and distribution will move to Louisville, Ky. Pelco will contract with a shipping company to provide distribution services from Louisville.

Pelco Travel became redundant after the company was acquired by Schneider Electric, which has an existing corporate travel system in place. Pelco Travel is staffed by about 20 employees.

A small staff of airline pilots, flight attendants and other logistics personnel will remain with the company and operate its corporate jet, Pelco Air.

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