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Touring the Future of Manufacturing

The future of manufacturing is in the works right here in Buffalo and the latest technological advances are catching the eye of local manufacturers. In March, members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturing Council witnessed some of the latest concepts in advanced automation, 3D printing and teaching methods while touring Buffalo

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Pooling Together to Address Manufacturing’s Workforce Woes

Written by: Timothy Leyh, Executive Director of The University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (UB TCIE) It’s no secret that manufacturing companies are fishing in a small pond when looking to fill new positions and slots vacated by retirees. We all know the reasons. Job seekers lack in-demand, high-tech skills. Misperceptions

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The Rebirth of Manufacturing

Years ago, Buffalo was represented by some of the biggest manufacturing organizations in the world.  As the economy and technology shifted, we saw that industry become depressed and almost non-existent.  It certainly changed the dynamic, the culture and the region of Buffalo, New York. Fast-forward to Buffalo’s rebirth and you

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Impacts of $15 Minimum Wage

The Partnership has been quite vocal about opposing a $15 minimum wage in New York State, and for good reason. Drastically increasing the minimum wage would make it much more difficult for employers to retain their workforce, which is already a challenge for many key industries in Western New York.

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Dream it, Do It: Adopt-a-School program

It’s no secret that manufacturers are facing an unprecedented workforce shortage. Due to aging current employees and a lack of qualified candidates entering the workforce, many companies are feeling the pressure of addressing the workforce issue. The WNY Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) estimates that there will be 17,000 unfilled manufacturing

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Manufacturer Spotlight: International Paper

Today’s Manufacturer Spotlight: International Paper International Paper is a global leader in the paper and packaging industry with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and North Africa. The company’s Western New York packaging plant in Buffalo is part of the Industrial Packaging business comprised of converting plants, containerboard

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Manufacturer Spotlight: U-C Coatings

Today’s Manufacturer Spotlight: U-C Coatings U-C Coatings is a premier manufacturer and supplier of wood protection products for the logging, lumber, furniture and woodworking industries. The company’s products are sold in more than 30 countries around the world to protect hardwood, veneer wood, logs, and lumber against drying, splits, and cracking.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: TMP Technologies

Today’s Manufacturer Spotlight: TMP Technologies TMP provides the muscle begind Mr. Clean. The company is a multinational market leader in specialty foam, rubber, plastic and metal fabrication. The company is a specialty contract designer and manufacturer of components and assemblies manufactured using foam, rubber, plastic, and metal, and is currently making

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Dimar Manufacturing

Today’s Manufacturer Spotlight: Dimar Manufacturing Dimar Manufacturing Corp. was founded in 1993 as a custom sheet metal fabricator. From light gage to one-inch thick, Dimar fabricates steel, copper, bronze aluminum and plastics which can be cut, formed welded, powder coated, and assembled. Dimar supplies a variety of markets including green technology

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Schutte Buffalo Hammermill

Today’s Manufacturer Spotlight: Schutte Buffalo Hammermill For more than 80 years, Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill has designed and manufactured a full line of size reduction equipment including hammer mills, lumpbreakers, wood grinders, laboratory scale equipment, and more for a wide variety of industries and applications. These include mining, ceramics, dry chemicals, recycling, and

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