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 •  March 15, 2017

Sumitomo Rubber USA has acquired 6.4 acres in the Town of Tonawanda where a fire destroyed a chemical plant nearly 30 years ago. Sumitomo paid $192,900 for the property at 3445 River Road, adjacent to its tire manufacturing complex on Sheridan Drive. The tiremaker said it doesn't yet have specific plans for the property, which it acquired from an...

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 •  March 2, 2017

Confer Plastics in North Tonawanda has discovered a niche: making molded plastic products that are too large to be cost-efficient for competitors to ship from overseas. That helps explain why Confer last year churned out more than 150,000 kayaks, for adults and kids alike. The Witmer Road plant's 20 blow molding machines make products that range...

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 •  March 1, 2017

A plastics manufacturing plant in Niagara Falls that had once threatened to move to Indiana has completed an $11.7 million expansion that will keep it on Highland Avenue. Tulip Molded Plastics Corp.'s 82,500-square-foot facility will replace its 113-year-old factory and house a streamlined version of the company's thermoplastic injection molding...

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 •  January 12, 2017

Two new athletic fields planned in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District will be in-filled with crumb rubber as originally planned, after a federal report last month offered no new revelations about potential health effects of the material made of recycled automotive tires. The Ken-Ton School Board in October agreed to adopt a "wait-and-see...