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Custom Laser Expands
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Yahoo! Announces Datacenter Expansion
Introl Design Completes Construction
McGuire Development to Construct Business Incubator


Custom Laser Expands 

6747 Akron Road

Custom Laser, a specialty materials fabricator providing laser cutting, welding, converting and engraving services, has purchased the former Franbilt facility, located at 6747 Akron Road in the Town of Lockport. Custom Laser will relocate its business operations to the 42,800 SF complex from its current 24,000 SF facilities at 4903 - 4907 IDA Park Drive in the Lockport Industrial Park. The move will enable Custom Laser to acquire additional equipment and to consolidate its operations from three buildings to one structure.

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Town of Lockport                     Town of Lockport 

Economic Development         Supervisor 

March 2013

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!

Yahoo! Announces

Datacenter Expansion

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Internet giant Yahoo! will construct a 150,000 SF addition to its Northeast Datacenter, located in the Lockport Industrial Park. The upgrade of the Yahoo facility is being aided by a 7.2 MW allocation from the NY Power Authority. The Datacenter and call center will result in the creation of an additional 115 jobs. Yahoo had purchased a 13 acre site in the Lockport Industrial Park in December of 2012; the additional acreage will allow Yahoo! to expand its footprint from 30 to 43 acres. Construction on the next phase of the Yahoo! datacenter is expected to commence in May, 2013, with completion planned for March, 2014. Yahoo's current 190,000 SF facility employs 77 employees, including Facilities Operating Engineers, Site Operations Technicians and Operations Center Technicians. CLICK HERE to read the article in the Buffalo News

 Introl Design Completes Construction 

4883 IDA Park Drive

Construction is nearing completion on the future home of Introl Design in the Lockport Industrial Park. Introl Design, who is a manufacturer of motion control devices, has constructed a 12,000 square foot facility. The new building is at the north end of IDA Park Drive by the Upper Mountain entrance to the industrial park. Having been in business for over 40 years, Introl Design had outgrown its facility at 48 North Street in Lockport. In addition to relocating its current 15 person workforce, Introl will have the capacity to add another 6 jobs at the conclusion of the project.

McGuire Development to Construct

Business Incubator


McGuire Development plans to construct a 35,000 SF multi-tenant facility on Enterprise Drive in the Lockport Industrial Park. McGuire, owners of Airport Commerce Park in Cheektowaga and several other commercial developments in the Erie-Niagara region, will purchase a 5 acre parcel on the east side of IDA Park Drive, near the intersection with IDA Park Drive North. The project is being jointly undertaken by McGuire along with R&P Oak Hill Development and Wendel Companies. The incubator building will feature flex space and multiple loading docks with overhead doors. The building is being designed to enable the developer to expand it modularly to accommodate individual tenant needs and interests.