Clyde’s DNT Express opens new Climate-Controlled Wine Storage Facility
Published on WayneTimes.com October 25, 2015
A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, October 22 to celebrate the culmination of 15 months of planning, preparing and building.
DNT Express, located on Nickels Drive, off the Davis Parkway in the Village of Clyde, opened the doors to its new 38,000 square foot wine and beverages storage facility.
The company, which began 15 years ago, and moved to Clyde, NY about five years ago, with about 6 employees, has grown and expanded its business.
Starting as a Transport company, for primarily New York State wines, the Nickels Brothers, Danny and Tim, headquartered their operations outside Albany in Menards, NY. They only transported, but did not sell the prod- uct. Their business is just rapid trans- port of wines and spirits in New York State.
With the two locations – Clyde and Menards, a business plan began to take shape, when a need presented it- self. New York State, and especially the Finger Lakes region wineries, were finding it difficult to build or find space to store their product. The Nickels brothers thought, that if they were able to build a storage facility to accommo- date many different wineries’ products in modern facility, the transport of the customer’s products would be more streamlined.
The new facility, which is climate controlled, has begun its operations with its first customer, Red Newt Vine- yards.
“I just did not have enough space for storage, and when DNT Express ap- proached me, I thought it sounded like a great arrangement,” said Red Newt owner, Dave Whiting, whose 17-year old business is located in Hector, NY. Heron Hills Winery is also ready to come on board and attended the ribbon cutting to take a look at the facility.
To celebrate, the opening on Tues- day was attended by business men and women who have worked along with the brothers to secure funding and build the facility. Tim Nickels stated that Bob Schick and the staff from LNB (Lyons National Bank) have been great partners in funding and sup- porting their efforts. Also invited were adjacent neighbors in the Clyde Indus- trial Park, Nicoletta Construction own- ers, Frank and Anthony Nicoletta. Not only were they praised for their metic- ulous work, but they were introduced as close friends and nearly brothers.
The transportation part of DNT Ex- press is located next door to the new storage facility. Kyle Osborne is their Senior Vice President.
Tim and Danny Nickels also feel close to their employees, inviting many of their several dozen local employees to enjoy the ribbon cutting and photo opportunities. On hand also were lo- cal officials, Jerry Fremouw, Mayor of Clyde, Clyde Trustees, Town of Ga- len Supervisor Steve Groat, and other Town officials, State Senator Mike Nozzolio and representative Louise Hoffmann Broach from Assemblyman Bob Oaks; office,
Senator Nozzolio praised the choice of DNT Express to grow jobs and take risks to build business in Wayne County. He noted that the Finger Lakes area wineries are competitive but extremely cooperative in their efforts, and finding a way to grow one business, also helps their wine customers to grow and prosper.