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Home Builders Expand Subdivisions
Energy Incentives
Lockport IDA Tours Contracts Unlimited
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KFC Selects Transit Road Location
Business Profile: MacKenzie Hall
Kistner Concrete Awarded Patent


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Home Builders Expand Subdivisions  

Woods Hollow

David Homes, an Amherst-based developer, will continue the build-out of Lockport's Woods Hollow, with the construction of an additional cul-de-sac to enable the construction of another 16 homes in the South Lockport 60-unit subdivision. Ryan Homes and Cimato Construction are also undertaking a 25-lot expansion of the Heather Woods subdivision, located near the intersection of Rapids and Beattie Roads.  

Energy Incentives


Exel Logistics, located in the Lockport Industrial Park, has completed a project designed to reduce its annual energy costs by more than $100,000 and decrease energy consumption by more than 620,000 KW hours; the Exel project was aided in part by the  New York State Energy Research and Development AuthorityNYSEG has also launched a rebate program for nonresidential electricity and natural gas customers who install qualifying energy efficient equipment


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Lockport IDA Tours Contracts Unlimited

IDA Tour


IDA Board member Tom Weeks (left), IDA Attorney Dan Seaman and Board members Al Hamilton and Eric Connor (left to right) listen as Contracts Unlimited President Mike Few (right) explains how the Agency's incentive program enabled his firm to complete its 12,000 SF expansion. The IDA Board toured the facility, which is located in the Lockport Industrial Park.

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April 2011

Dear Colleague,    
Welcome to  the next edition of
Lockport Business Opportunities!   The Town of Lockport Economic Development is committed to providing you with important information about recent business developments in the Lockport, New York area.  We are pleased to  identify opportunities for investment in our community!

 KFC Selects

Transit Road Location




KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken, will renovate an existing building at 5682 South Transit Road for its Lockport outlet. Scheduled to open in August 2011, the new location will feature a 2,500 SF restaurant with drive-thru. KFC has previously operated an eatery on NY 31 at 494 West Avenue.

  Business Profile:

MacKensies Front

MacKenzie Hall & David's Grove

Lockport Adds Banquet/Event Center 


MacKenzie Hall & David's Grove has recently opened on the Transit Road Business Corridor, and offers groups another choice of meeting and event venue, according to owner Ron Mielke. Mackenzie Hall, located at 6599 South Transit Road, features seating for up to 150 people plus audio visual services. Equipped with a kitchen and handicap restroom facilities, Mackenzie Hall has already accommodated over 50 events, including regular meetings of Business Networking, Inc and Transitions Lifestyle. In addition, David's Grove, located immediately adjacent to Mackenzie Hall, offers a more casual setting for outdoor events. Additional information may be obtained by emailing MackenzieHallinLockport@live.com  or by calling Ron or Gayle Mielke at 716-912-0186.

Kistner Concrete Awarded Patent

Kistner Arch Bridge

Arch Bridge

by Kistner Concrete

Kistner Concrete, a manufacturer of precast concrete products, has been awarded a patent to construct arched bridges. Kistner, which is headquartered in East Pembroke, operates a precast concrete manufacturing facility on Hinman Road in the Town of Lockport. Kistner specializes in the construction of utility, communication and electrical vaults, box culverts and storm water treatment systems. 

"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.lockporteconomicdevelopment.com, or information regarding the 400- acre Lockport Industrial Park. Transit North, our 6-mile commercial corridor, is profiled on www.elockport.com.


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