WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The company that invented the iconic pine tree-shaped automotive air fresheners is turning up its nose at a proposal to open a slaughterhouse near the firm's northern New York factory.
The Watertown Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1USRhuW ) a group of local investors wants to build a meat-processing plant in Watertown's Jefferson County Corporate Park, home to the Car-Freshner Corp., whose products have been dangling from rear-view mirrors for more than 60 years.
An official from the company told planning board members Tuesday that Car-Freshner would close its local operations if the plan for the 42,000-square-foot meat-processing plant is approved.
The official says such a neighbor would interfere with fragrance testing in Car-Freshner's state-of-the-art labs.
The slaughterhouse developers say they're looking into special air purifier systems that would cut down on odors from their plant.