Residents living near National Pipe & Plastics Inc. did not get the court order they sought July 17 to stop manufacturing at the company's plant in West Endicott, N.Y.
A New York State Supreme Court judge denied their request for an injunction, saying there was not sufficient proof that business operations interfere with residents' quality of life, according to WICZ-TV News.
Ron Benjamin, a lawyer for the group of plaintiffs, is disappointed with the ruling but understands why the judge wants all the facts before making such a big decision, the news station reported.
The Vestal, N.Y.-based PVC pipe producer says it invested $25 million in the factory in a West Endicott industrial zone before beginning operations in March 2014. With sales of an estimated $170 million, the business ranked No. 22 on Plastics News' 2014 listing of the top pipe, profile and tubing extruders.
The residents who live near the facility filed a lawsuit in November 2014 alleging that loud noise, foul odors and increased truck traffic have devastated their neighborhood, lowered property values and increased worries of health hazards.
The residents need more proof to back up their claim, WICZ-TV reported.