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Paladino against Statler funding, big plans for Delaware Mansion, exporting to Brazil, and OSHA cites Perry's

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Carl Paladino has vowed to fight government subsidies to the Statler Towers renovation. At a Buffalo Place board meeting Wednesday, the downtown property owner called a proposed $5.3 million grant to rival developer Mark D. Croce "wrong," "unfair," and a "selective subsidy." Paladino called on the group to join the opposition and threatened a lawsuit, fearing subsidized projects like the Statler would allow other develops to lure his own tenants away with artificially low rents.


The new owner of a historic mansion has big plans for it. James McHugh, owner of Personal Touch Food Service  plans to live in part of the Foster mansion at 891 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo and turn the rest, including two carriage houses, into apartments. He will also return some of its parking lot into green space. McHugh bought the nearly 20,000-square-foot property for $850,000 in June from Canisius High School.


An executive at a local company shared his experiences exporting products to the Brazilian market Wednesday. John DeLuca, international sales manager for Liberty Pumps in Genesee County, told attendees at a World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara event about the opportunities and challenges he encountered when his company began exporting pumps to Brazil.


 Perry's Ice Cream was cited for eight serious violations by the labor department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA cited the Akron ice cream company for not having safe work practice plans in place and for a worker not using proper safety equipment among other things. It is facing $51,000 in fines.

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