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Biz Links: Three WNY companies expanding

From Business Today:


A Lancaster manufacturing company will expand with help from tax breaks. WNR Pattern and Tool will nearly double its workforce and its footprint on Pavement Road near Broadway. The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency has approved $84,000 in tax breaks for the $102,000 project. The IDA estimated the project's impact at $1.5 million.


Greatbatch Inc. has acquired an Oregon company for $60 million. Greatbatch bought battery maker Micro Power Electronics. The acquisition will roughly double Greatbatch's presence in the commercial battery market.


A Hamburg maker of industrial, temporary lighting has acquired a Pennsylvania company for $500,000. K&H Industries has acquired Sunlite Safety Products, which makes a rechargeable LED lantern. K&H, which employs 35 to 40 people, hopes they will be able to add jobs as a result of the acquisition.


Noco Energy Corp. has unveiled its new, greener gas station across from the airport. The company tore down a smaller Noco Express store and built a larger one using green methods that will help conserve energy. The gas station boasts infrastructure for electric car charging stations which can be added in the future. The store also has a flight check-in kiosk for travelers and a real-time flight arrival and departure screen.


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Economic Development | Energy | Manufacturing
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