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A New Jersey distributor of lawn and snow removal equipment wants to double the size of its warehouse and logistics operation in Erie County to handle its rapid growth. But the company, KPM Exceptional LLC, is hoping that the Erie County Industrial Development Agency will lend a helping hand with the $1.332 million project that will produce two new jobs. KPM, a 62-ye…

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Just four months after cutting its local workforce and two months after losing some of its previous tax breaks for not meeting its job targets, manufacturer Unifrax Corp. is coming back to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to ask for more incentives for a new expansion. Unifrax, the Tonawanda-based manufacturer of high-temperature insulation products, is pla…

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Some of Buffalo's biggest and most active real estate developers are among the largest beneficiaries of a special city property tax exemption — one that is frequently used in Buffalo, but is not well-known, understood or monitored by taxpayers. That's the conclusion of a new report by an advocacy group, which is raising concerns about the lack of oversight and potential…

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Efforts to complete the second half of a major Northland Corridor project took a step forward when the Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved a package of tax breaks for the renovation, upgrading and equipping of the building. ECIDA gave its assent to $1.94 million in additional sales tax savings, on top of $2.32 million it already granted for the first phas…

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The Erie County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday approved a package of $897,500 in property and sales tax breaks for a $6 million expansion project by a 37-year-old freight rail car manufacturer based in West Seneca. Ebenezer Railcar Services wants to more than double the size of its facility at 1005 Indian Church Road. The employee-owned company has a 67,462-…

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A $3 million warehouse project in Cheektowaga for a growing Chicago-based building materials supplier and distributor is getting more than $320,000 in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. The IDA on Wednesday approved $323,250 in property, sales and mortgage recording incentives for Column Development, which wants to build a 45,000-square-foot …

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A 37-year-old freight rail car manufacturer based in West Seneca wants to more than double the size of its facility, with help from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Ebenezer Railcar Services Inc. has applied for a package of tax breaks to support its $6 million expansion at 1005 Indian Church Road. The employee-owned company currently has a 67,462-square-f…

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Continued growth by a Chicago-based building materials supplier and distributor is prompting a local developer to propose a new warehouse facility in Cheektowaga to house the expanding operation. Column Development, a 29-year-old real estate firm, is seeking to construct a new 45,000-square-foot facility on a vacant 5.77-acre parcel at 380 Dick Road, to be leased to L&a…

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday night approved a plan by developers Chris Jacobs and Alan Dewart to build a new two-story headquarters office building on the edge of Larkinville for Roar Logistics. The developers plan to construct a 12,020-square-foot office building at 535 Exchange St., with a 67-space asphalt parking lot, on a parcel next to the CSX railroad trac…

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Transportation firm Roar Logistics would be the main tenant for a proposed new two-story office building on the edge of Larkinville – if the developers win city approvals and the company gets enough tax breaks from Erie County to move forward with its plan to create 14 new jobs. Christopher Jacobs of Avalon Development and Alan Dewart of Seneca Development & Managem…

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An Akron label printing and manufacturing company that does nearly one-third of its business in Erie County is seeking tax breaks to support an expansion of its operation so it can be more efficient and competitive. Niagara Label, owned by the Whitmarsh family, wants to construct a 16,000-square-foot addition to its current manufacturing facility, located on 11 acres at…

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Athenex Inc. and real estate developer Casilio Cos. won a package of tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to support an expansion project for the drugmaker's Newstead manufacturing facility. Buffalo-based Athenex wants to build an 8,000-square-foot addition to the current 18,500-square-foot production plant at 11342 Main St., which has been occupi…

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The Erie County Industrial Development Agency has approved a sales tax break totaling $65,625 for Acquest Development Co.'s expansion project for a Black Rock maker of plastic chocolate molds. Tomric Systems, which also makes food packaging and distributes chocolate handling equipment throughout the United States and Canada, currently occupies 30,149 square feet in the …