Global Sugar Art Owner Alan Tetreault said he will be moving from the present location on Route 3 to 20,000 square feet of space on Military Turnpike in November.
Both locations are in The Development Corporation's
Air Industrial Park.
"They are renovating the interior and exterior for us right now," he
The company has more than 9,000 cake, cooking and candy-making products and supplies available and sends orders to 140 countries around the world.
The company is shipping 300 to 600 orders a day.
"We have everything.
If they make it, we have it," Tetreault
The new location will allow for a re-organization of the pick-n-pack operation.
It will involve the use of scanners and have the most popular products positioned for easiest access.
and two other cake designers record on-line tutorials.
"We teach customers how to decorate free of charge on the Internet," Tetreault
The company is also on Facebook.
Its following there is even larger, Tetreault
"They will all be created just for us," Tetreault
Orders are taken by phone at 800-420-6088 or 561-3039, fax at 561-3043, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.globalsugarart.com.
Most orders received before 3 p.m. are shipped the same day, Tetreault
The sugar craft business is booming worldwide, Tetreault
"We see kindergartners interested in this," he
also seen a lot of retirees who are taking part.
believes the increased interest comes from the instant gratification of being able to play with food to create a delicious, beautiful product.
opened Global Sugar Art
and Party Supplies in Skyway Plaza in 2002.
The party-supply side of the business took off rapidly, he said, so he changed the name to Alan's Party Supply, but continued to run Global Sugar Art as a Internet-based business.
The businesses moved to Plattsburgh Plaza in late 2004.
sold the party-supply business in November 2007 and opened a retail location for Global Sugar Art
on the other side of the plaza the next month.
The business continued to grow, with the result it outgrew the space within six months.
That prompted the move to the current location in Air Industrial Park.
The company has continued to grow even in tough economic times.
said things people can do at home
tend to increase at those times.
"This was a pretty recession proof business," he
Global Sugar Art
no longer allows customers to come to the business to buy products for liability issues, Tetreault
The company now has 24 employees, up from just two when Tetreault
started the business.
That includes customer service, accounting, graphic design and warehouse workers.
"We have a really dedicated staff," he
There is a full-time marketing and business-development department based on Wall Street in New York City.
They visit Plattsburgh every two weeks.
According to the Global Sugar Art
cake-decorating career when he
was 13 years old.
He completed a Wilton Master Decorator two-week course the next year and was soon making wedding cakes every weekend.
graduated from the Culinary Institute of America
in 1979 and went on to work in hotels and restaurants.
has judged at prestigious contests such as the NEC Cake Craft
and Decoration Convention
in Birmingham, England, and the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show in Tulsa, Okla.
also teaches around the world as well.
"I do a great deal of travelling," he
"This year I will go to South Africa, Mexico and possibly Portugal."
said the company has really made a name for itself in 10 years.
That's evident by some of the product reviews on the website.
"Our name has a lot of power.
It is recognized by a lot of people," Tetreault