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Buffalo Realtors Salute Yahoo Project
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Crawford Furniture to Locate in Home Depot Plaza
Ontario Label Graphics Makes Strategic Investments
Glen Miller Joins Commercial Realtor Board
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 Yahoo December 2009
Yahoo Datacenter
   The Town of Lockport's Yahoo! datacenter, announced in June 2009 and under construction in August, will be recognized as the 'Deal of the Year' by the Buffalo Niagara Commercial Realtors Association at its Ninth Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 11 at the 6 PM at the Buffalo Yacht Club. 
    Yahoo! has retained construction management giant, Structure Tone, to oversee construction of its 180,000 square foot datacenter, which will support Yahoo's Internet service for the Northeast. The 30 acre site in the Lockport Industrial Park was selected following an extensive search of the region. 
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January 2010

Dear Colleague,                                              
Welcome to  the next edition of
Lockport Business Opportunities!  Along with a new year, comes a new look for the                            Town of Lockport Economic Development!  We are committed to providing you with important information about recent business developments in the Lockport area.  We are pleased to  identify opportunities for investment in our community!
            Crawford Furniture, a Jamestown manufacturer of solid wood furniture, will open a retail outlet in Lockport's Home Depot Plaza on Transit Road.
            Crawford will lease a 16,500 square foot area, next to Pisa's Pizza, from Benderson Development. The Home Depot Plaza is located on the west side of Transit Road, north of Shimer Drive and opposite the site of the proposed Walmart Supercenter.
            Other tenants in the north wing of the Home Depot Plaza include AT&T Mobile and The Cutting Crew. Crawford Furniture operates four retail outlets in Erie County; the Town of Lockport location will be the first for Crawford in Niagara County.
Business Profile
             Ontario Label Graphics has grown its label imprint business to become one of the leaders in the North American market for quality labels used in applications ranging from food and medical products to transportation industry postings.
            Owned by Rick and Rose Verheyn, Ontario Label Graphics began as a one-machine label maker operating from Commerce Square in downtown Lockport in 1991. Today it is an 8-employee, four-machine business which fulfills customers' printing and packaging needs from their modern, one-story facility at 6444 Ridge Road (NY 104), near NY 78 in Wrights Corners.
            Rick Verheyn assigns much of the credit for the growth and success of his small business to a business model that combines price, quality and customer service. Rick Verheyn feels that the competitive advantage that Ontario Label Graphics has developed is attributable to maintaining low overhead while making strategic investments in new technology. He points to the company's willingness to commit personnel to provide customer service in related matters, such as the repair and replacement of label applicators, as the type
of "value-added" service that has enabled Ontario Label Graphics to grow its customer base.
            Whether it is bar codes appearing on home improvement products sold in Home Depot and Lowe's stores, or it is Bio-Hazard labels placed on pressurized containers at manufacturing facilities throughout the US, Ontario Label Graphics prides itself on being a "green manufacturer", through its use of environment-friendly inks and green paper. As a result, DelMonte Foods and Chili Restaurants, along with radio stations, medical and cosmetic manufacturers are part of a diversified customer base for Ontario Label Graphics.   
Commercial Realtor Board
len C. Miller, owner of Miller Commercial Real Estate Group in Lockport, has been elected to a term on the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Niagara Commercial Realtors Association.
      Miller Commercial Real Estate Group owns and manages a number of Transit Road retail plazas, including South Transit Plaza, Southtowns Storage Center, Central Tractor Plaza and South Transit Square. Miller Development, also owned by Glen Miller, has developed Snyder Drive Professional Office Park, and owns and leases a significant amount of manufacturing and warehousing space in Niagara County. Miller also owns Robert Miller Construction, a general construction company.
    The Buffalo Niagara Commercial Realtors Association is the Western New York Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors.
NYSEG/Look Upstate NY  
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NYSEG is pleased to offer incentive programs in the form of rate discounts to local businesses in Upstate New York.  NYSEG strives to help make upstate New York an attractive place to do business.  For more information, please visit www.lookupstateny.com
"Lockport Business Opportunities" is a publication of the Town of Lockport Economic Development regarding business development in the Town of Lockport. Visit our website, www.lockportida.com, for information regarding the 400- acre Lockport Industrial Park. Transit North, our 6-mile commercial corridor, is profiled on www.elockport.com
Additional information regarding business opportunities in the Town of Lockport may be obtained by visiting www.lockportida.com or by calling 716-439-9535.  If you have news that you would like featured in our newsletter, please email us at town-lkptida@elockport.com
Marc Smith                       David Kinyon       
Town of Lockport                                 Town of Lockport Supervisor                                           Economic Development