RONKONKOMA, NY—Carson Optical Inc. has sold itsfacility in Hauppauge and purchased the former DHL sorting facilityhere that will double the firm's presence on Long Island.

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The sale and purchase deals were announced by RichardCohen, president of Ashlind Properties,who arranged both transactions on behalf of Carson Optical. Thefirm, a manufacturer of microscopes, telescopes, magnifiers andother optical equipment, paid $4.5 million for the50,800-square-foot building at 2070 Fifth Ave. in Ronkonkoma. Thecompany was assisted by the Islip Industrial DevelopmentAgency in the purchase. Cohen was the sole broker on thatdeal.

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Carson Optical recently moved into the new facility due to aneed for additional warehouse space and room for its expandingengineering department, according to Cohen. The seller wasSVF New York!, an investment fund.

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Carson Optical sold its former 25,000-square-foot building at 35Gilpin Ave. in Hauppauge, for $2.4 million, to the JobinOrganization in a deal assisted by the SuffolkCounty Industrial Development Agency. JasonMiller of Premier Commercial Real Estaterepresented Jobin, a contractor that specializes in roofing,glazing and metal wall panels.

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John Jordan

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