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Crawford Furniture struggles, new law gives CPAs fluid borders, DeltaPro helps generate power from landfills, and local unemployment rate holds steady

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 A more-than 125-year-old Jamestown company is fighting for its life. Crawford Furniture, which makes and sells solid-wood furniture, has had to close its factory, lay off workers and has been locked out of its Cheektowaga warehouse and Hamburg retail store by its landlord, Benderson Development for not  making timely rent payments. Michael Cappa, the company's president and chief executive officer said he is fighting to get the Hamburg store back open and to fill outstanding orders.  



A new law will allow certified public accountants in New York to serve out-of-state clients more easily. It will also make it easier for out-of-state CPAs to practice here, provided their credentials measure up. The Uniform Accountancy Act, commonly called the CPA mobility law, makes New York one of 48 "mobility states," which allows CPAs to practice in any state that allows mobility as long as their home state requires 150 hours of education, the passing of a CPA exam and at least one year of experience to obtain a CPA license. They must also have a license in good standing from their home state. 


 A Town of Lockport company is helping supply power to a North Carolina race track. The 34-employee DeltaPro Inc. will ship three landfill gas compression packages that are destined to generate power for the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Once the units are installed, they will generate 15 megawatts of power from landfill gas. DeltaPro is working on the $12 million project with Fortistar Methane Group, which owns and manages power plants. The associated landfill in Concord, N.C. is already being collected, but the power project will harness it to be used as energy.


The unemployment rate in the Buffalo Niagara region didn't change for July, staying at 7.7 percent. It's the lowest July rate since 2008, when unemployment was at 5.8 percent. The unemployment rate here is slightly lower than the state average of 8 percent and the seasonally unadjusted national rate of 9.3 percent, according to numbers from the state labor department.

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