Brooklyn Army Terminal grows into new role as manufacturing base

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The Brooklyn Army Terminal celebrated its 100th anniversary Thursday morning, and officials say the former military base has been reborn as an industrial base in the borough.

It was a military base during World War II. Now it's home to a number of companies that manufacture various goods here in Brooklyn.

City officials have gone to lengths to bring manufacturing jobs to the building, even as millions of them have disappeared across the country.

"The 1/2 million square feet that we opened today will bring 1,000 new jobs to Brooklyn," said Julie Stein, a senior vice president with the city's Economic Development Corp. 

Industries now housed in the Terminal range from computer parts to chocolate to fashion.

Jessica Schreiber said her company, Fabscrap, recycles other companies' unwanted fabrics to keep them from winding up in landfills.

"You can buy designer fabrics for way below retail, and then the smaller pieces get shredded and become insulation," she explained.

All it takes is an idea and some space. Now there's space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

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