Hungerford buys Chase building in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 September 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – There is good news for Albion and Orleans County: Roger Hungerford has reportedly acquired the JPMorgan Chase building in Albion, a site on Route 31 that was once home to 1,000 employees.

Chase closed down the site earlier this month, eliminating about 400 jobs from the community.

Hungerford owns the Olde Pickle Factory in Medina. He has spent millions of dollars at that site, turning an old factory into a remarkably clean building where Baxter International makes medical infusion pumps. There are also doctors with offices at the site and Claims Recovery Financial Services recently moved into a part of the Olde Pickle Factory on Park Avenue.

Hungerford told The Journal-Register he has a tenant lined up for the Chase building in Albion, but the details need to be finalized before there will be an announcement.

I’ve noticed several contractors have been working at the site in recent days. I’m relieved to know Hungerford will own the building, and it won’t sit idle with an absentee owner.