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David Robinson is the deputy business editor for The News, where has worked since graduating from Syracuse University in 1985. A New Hampshire native, he started out in the News' Tonawanda bureau and moved into the business news department in October 1987, exactly a week after the stock market crash.

The fifth building is nearly completed at the Sheridan Mead ows Corporate Office Park in Am herst and work is scheduled to begin on a sixth structure next spring, the project's developer said. James F. Dentinger, marketing manager for Uniland Develop ment Corp., said construction on the 54,000-square-foot office building is in the final stages, with just some lands…

At first, Mitchell S. Fromstein didn't want Man power Inc. to get into the job-training business, but now, he said those services are giving his temporary employment firm an edge on the competition. That's because the steady advances in computer technology are making office equipment more so phisticated and forcing temporary office workers to know more than just how t…

Delta Air Lines will begin ser vice to the Greater Buffalo Inter national Airport on Feb. 1, with three daily non-stop flights to its hub in Atlanta, the airline said Friday.Delta, which is expanding into Buffalo as part of an effort to ex pand its presence in upstate New York, will become the eighth ma jor airline using the airport for regular passenger flights."We s…

Postal Automation Systems Inc., a new commercial mail pre- sorting firm that originally had planned to start its business in Buffalo, has decided instead to open in Cheektowaga, develop ment officials said Thursday.The company, which hopes to be open during the first three months of 1989, has decided to lease a 13,000-square-foot facility at 3366 Union Road in Cheekto…

Construction activity in Erie and Niagara counties rose 90 per cent in August from a year earlier, as the housing and nonresidential sectors both posted strong gains, an industry survey reported. The F.W. Dodge Division of McGraw Hill Inc. said the value of all building contracts issued in the two-county region during Au gust rose to $86.9 million from $45.8 million a…

JUST WHEN folks started thinking seriously about Grand Island as a place to live -- and not just a way to get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls -- the Grand Island bridge repairs got in the way.Every traffic report and news story about tie-ups at the southbound South Grand Island Bridge drives home the fact that, if you live on Grand Island, the only way to get home is to…

First Amherst Development Group plans to build a $3 million professional office building off Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, company officials said.Bernard Obletz, the company president, said the new building will be part of what he eventually hopes will become a "professional village" with offices for doctors and other professionals, as well as small businesses.W…

The Ticor Title Guarantee Building, the oldest office building in downtown Buffalo, has been purchased by real estate investor Robert J. Bradley, who plans to spend more than $1 million to renovate the structure.Bradley paid $410,000 to buy the 155-year-old building from Jemsed Inc. of Williamsville, according to records in the Erie County Clerk's office.Through the r…

Admiral's Walk, the latest waterfront housing development, got its official start Thursday, and the developer said 24 of the 49 condominiums in the $11.2 million project already have been sold.As city officials and the project's developers gathered for a ground-breaking ceremony, Henry J. Balling Jr., one of the partners in Admiral's Walk Inc., said construction on th…

REALITY IS creeping back into the never-never land of adjustable-rate mortgages.While buyers still are being lured to ARMs with enticingly low interest rates during the first year, lenders have been tightening the standards they use to figure out if you can afford the loan.Now, a growing number of lenders aren't using the low, introductory interest rate when they dete…

The New York Power Authority Tuesday approved low-cost hydroelectric power allocations to Greater Buffalo Press Inc. and American Precision Industries Inc. of Cheektowaga for expansion projects that could create 170 jobs.Greater Buffalo Press was allo cated 5,000 kilowatts of Niagara Project "expansion power" for its proposed $8 million project to ex pand its CPS ink-…

Video Factory plans to open a new store during November in the Madd Maxx Plaza on Delaware Avenue that the company's owner said will be more than twice the size of its biggest existing store.Ron Alsheimer, the chain's owner, said the new 16,800- square-foot store will carry more than 18,000 video movies. "It will be the biggest store in the country, as far as I know,"…

Two local executives have purchased ACC Raymart Corp., the Town of Tonawanda communications company, and have renamed it L.J. Raymart Inc., one of the firm's new owners said Monday.John F. Shuart, the company's founder and former owner, and Joseph G. Siepierski, who had been ACC Raymart's vice president, purchased the firm from ACC Corp. of Rochester, which had bought…

Benderson Development Corp. plans to create a retail and office complex in Snyder by renovating the former Tops supermarket at 2540 Kensington Ave. and building a new two-story facility next door, Amherst officials said.Benderson also plans to tear down the Nickel City Cafe at 4925 Main St. and use that area for parking, said Charles Brown, assistant director of the A…

The new owners of the Roblin Steel plant in North Tonawanda plan to convert the fire-damaged facility into an industrial park that includes a tire-recycling operation and a locomotive-refurbishing center.George Maziarz, North Tonawanda city clerk, said plans submitted by the owners estimate that the operations would create about 230 jobs, and that other space within t…