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NFTA selects Rochester's Pike Co. for airport expansion

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Thursday selected a Rochester-based construction management firm to oversee a $52.6 million expansion project at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The Pike Company Inc., whose Buffalo office is led by Tim Vaeth, will manage the project that includes the addition of two buildings with 54,000 square feet of space, as well as the reuse of the baggage claim and baggage-handling operations. The goal is to benefit passengers by improving security, making the facility more accessible and navigable for passengers entering and leaving the terminal and easing pickup and drop-off of passengers at the curb.

Work is slated to start later this year and finish by late 2020.

"We're thrilled to have been chosen to work on another exceptional Western New York project," Vaeth said in a news release. "The Buffalo Niagara International Airport has been recognized as one of the best airports in North America for customer satisfaction. We look forward to working with the team at the NFTA to deliver a project that builds on the high quality operational standards they have set."

Founded in 1873, Pike is a fifth-generation construction business and one of the largest contractors in the Northeast.


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