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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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Zehnder Rittling Opens Its Doors

Scott Pallotta, and his team of about 150 employees at Zehnder Rittling, hosted two exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours last week.  The two groups, comprised of Dream It, Do It (DIDI) students and participants in our Manufacturers Council Tour Series, were fascinated by innovate techniques for manufacturing heating and cooling systems. The

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2016 Cross Council Agenda Rollout

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s first-ever Cross Council Agenda Rollout was a huge success earlier this month as we aimed to better promote collaboration, coordination and networking among the Partnership’s five councils. The event allowed council members from various industries to see the common thread amongst the five council agendas, which led

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Manufacturers Council – Return on Investment

Workforce development is the top priority of our Manufacturers Council for the 2015-16 season. We have broken the topic down into three main “buckets” – developing baseline skill sets, ensuring upskilling opportunities, and growing the workforce pipeline. But what is the real cost of the lack of a qualified workforce?

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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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