Last week, the Bayonne Planning Board voted for Eastern Millwork’s proposal for the renovation and expansion of the Ideal Window Manufacturing plant at 151-173 West 7th Street. Eastern Millwork envisions replacing Ideal at the site, and employing sixty people at the West 7th Street location, which will serve as both a headquarters and an operational facility. Mayor Mark A. Smith said, “I would like to thank Eastern Millwork for its decision to locate its headquarters and operations in Bayonne. The Planning Board’s approval of this proposal will bring new manufacturing jobs and generate more economic activity in Bayonne. I welcome Eastern Millwork’s renovation and expansion of this 7th Street plant.”
Eastern Millwork engineers, manufactures, and installs architectural wood millwork for construction projects in New Jersey and New York. Under the plans approved, Eastern Millwork would take over the existing plant from Ideal and expand it in two phases. The existing plant has 40,039 square feet. In Phase I of its expansion, Eastern Millwork plans to renovate the building and make three additions to the current structure. There will be two additions to the first floor and a partial second floor addition in the first phase. In Phase II, Eastern Millwork will make a two-story addition to the business. The two phases of expansion combined will increase the plant’s total area to 57,246 square feet.
Eastern Millwork will relocate to Bayonne from its current location on Chapel Avenue in Jersey City. Ideal will consolidate its operations at its other Bayonne locations.