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WNY development council gets started, profits soar at Mod-Pac and Schmitt Sales gets fined

From Business Today:


New York's new economic development council got to work Wednesday on a regional plan to bring jobs to Western New York. The local council includes representatives from Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. The representatives will work together to compete for $1 billion in state funding to spur economic development here.



Profits soared at Mod-Pac Corp. during the second quarter. Thanks to an increased workload, sales were strong and profits were up tenfold at the Buffalo printing company. If the pace holds, it could be the company's best year since 2005. Mod-Pac said it earned $479,000 or 14 cents per share, up from $46,000 or a penny per share a year ago. Sales were up 16 percent to $13.4 million.


A petroleum distributor in Amherst is facing fines after a visit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Schmitt Sales was fined $76,000 after the EPA said it failed to properly manage underground fuel storage tanks at 10 of its service stations in New York State. Two of the stations are in Erie County: Tubby's Corner Quick Stop in Angola and Schmitt's Robo Mart in Amherst.

Who is getting hired, promoted and honored?

Is that gas station really called Tubby's Corner Quick Stop? How about a quick stop with Crockett and Tubbs instead?


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