A Lockport-based national buying group for industrial and contractor supplies distributors has opened its new headquarters along the Erie Canal.
NetPlus Alliance, which traces its roots to the Ward Brothers machine shop in the 1800s, is now based at 57 Canal St., in the same building from which Ward once operated. It was also the original location for Harrison Radiator, which at one time made up to 30 percent of Ward's business.
NetPlus negotiates pricing, rebates and terms with more than 160 manufacturers on behalf of its 390 members. The group's new office was developed and designed for NetPlus by Iskalo Development Co.
“We’ve really come full circle,” said Jennifer Murphy, president of NetPlus Alliance. “The historic former manufacturing building has been fully restored by a respected Western New York developer, and converted into an open-concept office space to facilitate collaboration and accommodate our growing team.”