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Buffalo Auto Show drawing crowds, GM plant reviving.

From Business Today:


Car enthusiasts came from all over Western New York Wednesday for opening day of the Buffalo Auto Show. Whether they were checking out the concept cars, such as the Fisker Karma Hybrid sportscar and Can Am Spyder motorcycle, or looking for the next vehicle to park in their own driveway, there was plenty of action at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The event is put together by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association.


A Wheatfield real estate developer is stepping into a new venture. Calamar Enterprises will launch Calamar Family Asset Management. The new business division will advise new heirs of family businesses or estates who don't have the experience or desire to manage their inheritances.  

The division will be headed up by Daniel G. Kantor, a veteran business owner and nonprofit executive.


There's new life at a long vacant section of General Motors' Tonawanda plant. GM is opening an on-site training center as it gears up for three new engine lines. It is also going to use the site to put together kits of parts that workers on the engine lines use, to make the process go smoothly.

GM will revive Plant 4 on Kenmore avenue which has been mostly unused for the past several years.


After members of the Lancaster Industrial Development Agency voiced concerns about their longtime general council, IDA chairman Dino J. Fudoli is considering a switch.

Longtime general counsel Dominic J. Terranova and bond counsel Nathan Neill, who have served the IDA for more than 20 years, could be replaced. Lawyers from Phillips Lytle or Magavern Magavern Grimm were offered as new candidates at Tuesday's board meeting.


A Batavia manufacturer has landed a valuable batch of orders. Graham Corp., which makes vacuum and heat transfer equipment, has won more than $3.5 million in orders for equipment that will be used on projects in the energy industry.


Who is getting hired, promoted and honored?

Here's another look at the Can Am Spyder:



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