Aug 9, 2007
Drasgow, Inc. a production machine that produces parts for the automotive and cable TV industries recently underwent a major expansion and constructed a new 6,570 sq. foot building on Poplar Tree Rd. in Wethersfield. The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce was on hand to help celebrate the completed expansion.
It was a little over a year ago when Karl Drasgow approached the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce with his need to expand his machine shop. At the time Karl was operating the business out of his garage and needed more room as his business was growing. The Chamber brought in the Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency. Karl then moved quickly and the building was up and orders were being filled just under a year after contacting the Chamber. Since the expansion Drasgow, Inc. has grown from 7 to 12 employees and there are plans to continue to grow the workforce.
“With the construction of the building complete, we’re looking forward to moving into Phase 2 of the expansion project,: stated Drasgow. “Increasing the labor force and diversify our product line and business will help us to see the true benefit of the expansion.”
“Drasgow, Inc. is a classic business success story where a business gets started in your home garage and through hard work and determination you are able to grow the business to a point where an expansion project was warranted,” stated James Pierce, Chamber Executive Director. He continued, “It has been a pleasure working with Karl on his expansion project and I am delighted we could bring the resources that he needed to the table. Karl is also a very active Chamber member who recognizes the value of using the Chamber benefits to further the success of his business.”
“The Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency is proud to play a role in the exciting growth of Drasgow, Inc.,” stated Michael Heftka, IDA Executive Director. He continued, “The economy in Wyoming County is strengthened each time an entrepreneur like Karl Drasgow is willing to deal with the sacrifice and make significant investments that provide new jobs and new opportunities for everyone in the county. We look forward to much success from the entire team at Drasgow, Inc.”