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Cuomo Announces Construction Of Warby Parker Optical Lab In Rockland

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RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Warby Parker will create 128 jobs over the next five years in a new optical lab in Sloatsburg, Rockland County.

“We welcome Warby Parker to Rockland with open arms,” said Rockland County Executive Ed Day. “We appreciate the confidence that this company and Gov. Cuomo have shown in choosing Rockland as the location for this growing and innovative company’s manufacturing facility. Rockland offers a highly skilled work force, easy access to New York City and the metropolitan region and a wonderful quality of life for Warby Parker’s employees. We are ready to assist this company in any way that we can to ease their move to Sloatsburg.”

The new, 34,000-square-food optical lab is the first Warby Parker will fully own. It will be outfitted for the assembly of glasses as well as the finishing of prescription lenses.

“We’re incredibly excited to open our first optical lab in Sloatsburg, Rockland County,” said Warby Parker co-Founder and co-CEO Dave Gilboa. “We started Warby Parker with the goal of transforming the eyewear industry by offering an alternative to the overpriced and underwhelming prescription glasses on the market. Since 2010, we’ve been committed to building a business that lasts and, as we continue to scale, the lab will allow for more sustainable growth across our supply chain.”

The 128 jobs come in addition to the more than 250 jobs Warby Parker has at its New York City headquarters and 130 jobs at retail locations.

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