Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

CBP opens New York processing facility


Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and General Services Administration (GSA) personnel are touting the opening of a new
commercial land crossing facility at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry.

“This new facility truly fits the needs of the current times as the United States continues to stand out as a country where it is safe to visit, work and do business,” Buffalo Field Office Director Rose Brophy said. “The quality of this new facility will help CBP work more efficiently to execute our border security mission, enforce our laws, and ultimately support our economy while keeping our communities and our country safe.”

The project yielded a warehouse designed to enhance efficiency and functionality. At 10,427 square feet, the site serves as an upgrade from the previous 3,078 square-foot venue.

The warehouse features a large commercial inspection area encompassing eight cargo bays, a three-bay garage for parking, a Veterinary Services Facility, and a Non-Intrusive Inspection building.

“The expansion and modernization of the Alexandria Bay Land Port of Entry was GSA’s largest construction project in the Northeastern United States this year and will serve as a vital state-of-the-art facility for our border security for generations to come,” GSA Northeast and Caribbean Regional Administrator John A. Sarcone, III said. “That the work on this project safely continued without interruption during COVID-19 is a testament to the entire project team. In addition, this project was a vital source of local employment for the construction industry throughout the pandemic, at a time when the area economy needed it most.”