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Metal fabricator building new Red Hook HQ with industrial-strength flood protection

Eye On Real Estate

January 16, 2014 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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There’s a lonely little townhouse at 10 Coffey St., surrounded by vacant lots.

But before you know it, the lost-looking building will have a spiffy new next-door neighbor at 20 Coffey St.

That’s where two brothers who are Parsons School of Design alums are building a new home for their business, Seetin Design Group, which fabricates high-end decorative metals, architectural metals and millwork.

They’ve been doing their thing in Williamsburg for 15 years – but decided Sandy wouldn’t stop them from relocating to Red Hook.

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“Hurricane Sandy scared us but that made us realize we need a stronger foundation,” said Robert Seetin, who owns the company with sibling John-Tom.

Their new three-story building will have “a super strong grade beam and piles” – plus a stronger foundation, flood vents on the walls and a 10-ton overhead bridge crane to lift up factory equipment if there’s a threat of flooding.

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