Pacemaker Steel & Piping will break ground this year on an expansion to their facility in Johnson City
The Johnson City Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to approve the construction of a 10,000-square-foot addition along Wells Avenue.
The addition will cost $1.1 million and will house Pacemaker's plate-cutting operations for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Pacemaker currently employs 25 workers at its North Floral Avenue location, and now that they are growing their building, the company will be growing their team as well.
"Part of our plan is to add five people which will obviously help out our business and the community," said Vice President Jeff Ulrich.
Pacemaker's growth was one of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council's priority projects that was presented with Empire State Development grants late last year.
Ulrich said the company also plans to increase security and privacy by putting a fence around the site.
Officials hope to see construction begin this summer, and be completed by the end of 2015.