- US Manufacturing Resurgent Advocate Says
— The AAM, a group founded in 2007 by labor and business, aims to bolster U.S.-based manufacturing. Paul, a 46-year-old Indiana native, visited Buffalo for a town hall-style meeting last week, and discussed in an interview why he believes U.S. manufacturing is strengthening:
- New Use for GM Engine
— A new engine being made at the General Motors Town of Tonawanda engine plant will be available on the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan, GM said.
- Agreement Reached in Pre Clearance of Trucks at Peace Bridge
— American-bound cargo traffic could be cleared on the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge as early as next year under an agreement between the Canadian and U.S. governments finalized today.
- Genesee County Feasting on Yogurt Plants
— Muller Quaker Dairy’s yogurt plant, a $206 million investment, is on track to open this summer in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park.
- Former Spaulding Fibre site Ready for Prime Time
— Thanks to a cadre of funding sources, Erie County and other organizations – such as New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Empire State Development Corp., federal Housing and Urban Development allocations made to the county, National Grid and the City of Tonawanda – the plant property has been reborn as a shovel-ready development site. It is now Spaulding Business Park.
- 2nd Best City to Relocate to
— Buffalo is an older, industrial city that has gone through a sort of gut-wrenching transition into the 21st Century, Sperling says. And now that it’s gotten over the bumps, it’s a great place to live.
- Canadian-based Buffalo Outfront Metalworks Plans $2 Million Manufacturing Center in Buffalo, New York
Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP, a Canadian-based manufacturer of portable garden center structures, products and merchandise display systems, will invest $2 million to establish an operations center in Buffalo, New York, creating 57 new jobs over the next five years.
- Construction to Begin on Welded Tube Facilities
— Having secured the 45 acres it needs for its Lackawanna plant, officials from Canadian-based Welded Tube expect to start construction on their facility inside the former Bethlehem Steel plant complex.
- Manufacturing a New Direction Employers Using Insyte Consulting to Guide Improvements
— “Manufacturers are still investing in themselves in Western New York,” Rand said. “I think a lot of people believe manufacturing’s left the U.S., that this is all in China now somehow. And the reality is that we’re still far and away the No. 1 manufacturing economy in the world. And even in Western New York, you’ve got a lot of manufacturers who are still investing and growing and doing well.”
- National Grid Lends Hand to GM Tonawanda Upgrade
— National Grid has awarded General Motors Co. Tonawanda Engine Plant a $50,000 Power Quality Enhancement Program grant, which will be used to increase productivity by improving the reliability and consistency of their electric power supply.
- Training Workers to Meet the Future of Manufacturing
— With nearly one of every three local factory jobs expected to come open within the next seven years, local development officials on Wednesday took a major step toward laying the groundwork toward ensuring that local workers will be able to fill those jobs when they open up.