Manufacturing matters in Randolph. That’s where industry leaders such as Cox Engineering, Elite Envelope & Graphics, Melville Candy, Randolph Engineering, and others have located.
Most recently, modular wheelchair ramp manufacturer, Amramp an affiliate of Gordon Industries, has decided to move its South Boston operations and headquarters to a new location in the south-of-Boston suburb. The Company plans to relocate its entire staff and create new jobs in the town.
Founded more than 40 years ago, Amramp has grown into a leading manufacturer of wheelchair ramps and other accessibility solutions, with more than 60 Amramp franchises across the U.S. and Canada.
Key to Amramp’s move was a substantial tax incentive package in the form of a Special Tax Assessment (STA), negotiated and secured by Business Development Strategies, Inc. (BDS) President Lynn Tokarczyk and the BDS team.
An intensive site search in Massachusetts and other states led Amramp to the vacant, 63,836sf building it plans to lease in Randolph. The Company intends to invest in and revitalize the underutilized building for use as its corporate headquarters, manufacturing operations and a customer service call center.
Amramp Chief Operating Officer Justin Gordon praised Tokarczyk and the BDS team for their expertise in managing the complex incentives process. “They guided us through the incentives process and delivered significant financial results,” Gordon says.
Known for their longtime pro-business attitude, Randolph local officials have welcomed a diverse array of companies to the community. In addition, Tokarczyk notes, both the Randolph Chamber of Commerce and the South Shore Chamber were instrumental in advocating for the Amramp expansion project.
“We are delighted that Amramp has chosen to make Randolph the new home for its manufacturing operation,” says Randolph Town Manager Brian Howard. “We are pleased to welcome a manufacturing business that plans to demonstrate a great commitment to community involvement and enhancing the local economy.”