Buffalo Manufacturing Works Opens its New Home in the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Area, Buffalo's East Side Hub for Advanced Manufacturing
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the expansion and relocation of Buffalo Manufacturing Works to 683 Northland Avenue, now known as Northland Central, the initial anchor building in the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Area. Buffalo Manufacturing Works and associated entities join the Northland Workforce Training Center, completing a key component in transforming the Corridor into a premiere model of industry-driven public and private partnerships to Western New York manufacturers.
"Buffalo Manufacturing Works proves collaboration with the private sector pays off with increased competitiveness in Western New York's growing manufacturing economy," Governor Cuomo said. "This expansion will continue Buffalo Manufacturing Works' mission to find solutions that bolster manufacturing and innovation, while stimulating economic development."
"The new home for Buffalo Manufacturing Works is part of our continued efforts to invest in the future of Western New York's economy while transforming Buffalo's East Side," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. "Advanced manufacturing and job training go hand-in-hand, and the new expanded location at Northland will provide the collaboration Buffalo needs to create good paying jobs and support further economic growth."
Since 2014, Buffalo Manufacturing Works, operated by EWI, has been working together with local companies to excel their internal manufacturing, engineering and research and development teams. Buffalo Manufacturing Works' collaborative network is designed to give manufacturers of all sizes and market sectors the tools they need to grow their companies and expand economic development across the Buffalo-Niagara region and beyond. In five years, membership has grown to 45 companies across various industries with more than 225 initiated or completed projects for 132 companies representing nearly $150 million in economic impact.
Buffalo Manufacturing Works provides resources in the following industries:
- Consumer electronics
- Oil & Gas
The new 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is double the size of Buffalo Manufacturing Works' previous location on Main Street allowing for the continued collaboration and of Buffalo's finest advanced manufacturing firms, including: Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Insyte Consulting, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, Northland Workforce Training Center; and the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance.
The $33.5 million project is being funded by Empire State Development Corp. and $6.8 million in historic tax credits with additional local loans and tax credits. Buffalo Manufacturing Works currently employs 32 people and is projected to add another 30 jobs with the expanded space.
Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-Designate Eric Gertler said, "The continued success and expansion of Buffalo Manufacturing Works supports regional manufacturers, generates new jobs and boosts the region's innovation economy while adding to the revitalization of Buffalo's Northland neighborhood."
President of Buffalo Manufacturing Works Michael Ulbrich said, "The expansion will increase Buffalo Manufacturing Works' ability to add more capabilities, serve more members and host customers at on-site private labs while projects are underway, as well as expand Shift services and grow its STEM Learning Lab, helping to spur growth in the region's advanced manufacturing sector. Our new space was intentionally designed to inspire innovation."
President of Insyte Consulting Ben Rand said, "All of the organizations located here at Northland have worked together for years but the opportunity to be side-by-side is creating a new chapter in Buffalo manufacturing that still connects us to the past. Insyte Consulting is focused forward on helping manufacturers innovate, profit and grow."
President & CEO Northland Workforce Training Center Stephen Tucker said, "Northland Workforce Training Center welcomes Buffalo Manufacturing Works to the campus. We look forward to collaborating with them to create the jobs of the future in this innovative environment."
Senator Tim Kennedy said, "With the relocation and expansion of Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Buffalo's Northland Corridor continues to grow stronger, building skilled manufacturers who will fuel our region's economy and create new opportunities for innovation and growth. Thank you to Buffalo Manufacturing Works for continuing to see Buffalo as a foundation for sustainable progress, and for once again investing in the future of our workforce and advancement."
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes said, "The relocation and expansion of Buffalo Manufacturing Works into the Northland Workforce Training Center will create the perfect synergy between the manufacturing and job training communities. Thanks to the continued support from the state, this partnership will not only help create jobs but also stimulate innovation that's critical to the continued growth of our regional manufacturing economy."
Assemblyman Sean Ryan said, "The Northland Corridor is a hub of innovation in manufacturing in our community, and it's exciting to see another company realize the benefits this area offers to businesses. The public/private partnerships that are occurring in the Northland Corridor are creating new jobs that are helping to continue to grow the Western New York economy. The Governor's leadership on this project has helped to provide valuable services to Western New York manufacturers and has made Buffalo a leader in innovation and advancement in manufacturing technology. This is just one of the many great developments we've seen at Northland, and I can't wait to see the new partnerships that continue to develop as a result of the state's investment in our community."
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, "Buffalo Manufacturing Works is a critical link in the manufacturing chain, bringing the public and private sectors together with an eye on future growth. Their expansion and relocation is a great fit at Northland Central and strengthen Erie County's economic sector."
Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown said, "Today's ribbon-cutting marks another major milestone for the transformational Northland Corridor Project. With the Northland Workforce Training Center in its second year and the opening of the neighboring Buffalo Manufacturing Works, we now have two anchors in place on the Northland campus. This also moves us another step forward in expanding Buffalo's advanced manufacturing economy."
More information about Buffalo Manufacturing Works can be found here.