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Town of Tonawanda seeks to unlock 'inherent potential' of waterfront, industrial areas

The Buffalo News

By Joseph Popiolkowski on March 7, 2016


The Town of Tonawanda has nearly 4 miles of waterfront along the Niagara River and 2,300 acres of land in its western industrial section. But about 50 percent of that land is vacant or underutilized.

Now, there’s a master plan in the works to clean up the area in hopes of luring businesses and jobs...Read More



North Youngmann Commerce Center Now Open for Business

Time Warner Cable News

By Kevin Jolly on October 14, 2015


TONAWANDA, N.Y. -- Following the recent announcement  NRG may be closing its Huntley plant in Tonawanda, the town is marking the opening of a brand new industrial complex.


Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz along with Congressman Brian Higgins and town of Tonawanda officials cut ribbon marking the grand opening of the North Youngmann Commerce Center on Two Mile Creek Road...Read More



MJ Mechanical planning Tonawanda expansion

Buffalo Business First

By James Fink on August 14, 2015


A new division and the expansion of another is fueling MJ Mechanical to enlarge its Town of Tonawanda operations


The mechanical services contractor is planning a 40,000-square-foot expansion to its Pirson Parkway headquarters to make way for a new plumbing division and a bigger metal fabrication division...Read More



FedEx opens Tonawanda distribution facility

    Innovative, environmentally sustainable office and distribution facility will create

    more jobs

The Buffalo News

By Jonathan D. Epstein on September 23, 2014


As Gov. Andrew Cuomo was announcing a major investment in solar technology that would bring several thousand jobs to South Buffalo, one of the most prominent names in corporate America was unveiling its new solar-powered operations and warehouse center more than a dozen miles away in the Town of Tonawanda.


The international trade division of shipping giant FedEx Corp. cemented its presence in Western New York on Tuesday when it opened a new energy-efficient distribution facility in the Riverview Solar Technology Park...Read More



Unifrax gets $1.2 million in tax breaks for $18 million Town of Tonawanda project

    Wins ECIDA approval for $1.2 million support

The Buffalo News

By Matt Glynn on September 17, 2014


Unifrax Corp. keeps growing in the Town of Tonawanda.


The manufacturer plans to invest $18 million to build and equip a new facility in a business park next to its current operations.  The Erie County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday approved $1.2 million in tax breaks to support the project...Read More



Candy supplier has new name, will move headquarters to Tonawanda

    Plans new facility in Tonawanda

The Buffalo News

By Samantha Maziarz Christmann on February 28, 2014


A Virginia-based candymaker will have a new name when it moves its headquarters to the Town of Tonawanda.


Wythe Will Tzetzo, LLC has changed its name to First Source, LLC...Read More



Brownfield remediation program advances in Town of Tonawanda

​    Work will precede cleanup, development

The Buffalo News

By Joseph Popiolkowski on October 26, 2013


​​The Town of Tonawanda has advanced to step two in a three-step program designed by the state to clean up and revitalize vacant, abandoned, underutilized and environmentally contaminated properties in the town’s industrial core.

A $275,400 state grant will be used to further analyze and prioritize sites according to their potential...Read More​​



Simmers Crane on move in Tonawanda

Buffalo Business First

By James Fink on My 28, 2013


The first new tenant has been secured for the recently revived former Spaulding Fibre industrial site in the City of Tonawanda.


Simmers Crane Design and Service has agreed to build a 20,000-square-foot building on a nearly five-acre site just off of Wheeler Street. Simmers will be the first tenant in the fledgling Spaulding Fibre property...Read More



Unifrax shifting Falls' opreations to Tonawanda

Buffalo Business First

By James Fink on October 10, 2011


​​Unifrax is shifting its Niagara Falls-based operations from the Cataract City to the Riverview Solar Technology Park in the Town of Tonawanda.


The deal comes as other states were courting Unifrax to move some of its operations out of the state. An incentive package including cutting edge solar technology offered by Riverview’s developer, TM Montante Development, helped secure the deal...Read More

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