Business looks to expand on Ridge Road in Murray

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 November 2021 at 8:40 am

TeacherGeek makes kits for students to use to build STEM skills

ALBION – A company the creates and sells educational kits is planning an expansion on Ridge Road in Murray.

Darren Coon, owner of TeacherGeek, presented his plans last week to the Orleans County Planning Board for two additions at 16551 Ridge Rd.

Coon wants a side addition that’s 4,960 square feet and a rear addition at 3,348 square feet.

“His business is expanding and growing,” Dave Knapp, a member of the Murray Plannign Board, told the county Planning Board.

He praised Coon for cleaning up a property that had been damaged in a fire and was an eyesore. The expansion will allow Coon to bring in more equipment to manufacture the hands-on kits require students to use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The site doesn’t draw much car traffic because most of the products are sold on-line, Knapp said.

TeacherGeek in 2017 did a 9,225-square-foot warehouse expansion to the location in Murray.

Coon, the company’s chief executive officer, founded the company in 2006.

The County Planning Board recommended Murray approve the site plan and issue a permit for the additions.