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Bison Bag Expansion Continues
Evans Agency to Locate on South Transit Road
Praxair Selects Lockport Site
New York Beer Project Microbrewery
Yahoo! Dedicates Pase II Project
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 Bison Bag Expansion Continues


Bison Bag Company, located at 5404 Crown Drive, has completed the exterior construction on its 50,000 SF addition to its existing manufacturing complex. Installation of concrete floors and sprinkler systems are scheduled soon. Bison Bag officials are expected to begin utilization of the new space in June.  


Mount View Residential Facility

The former Mount View facility will complete its transition from a County-owned nursing home to a privately operated assisted living facility by June, 2015. Mount View is located on the northern side of Upper Mountain Road opposite the General Motors complex. The 150 bed residential facility will feature a theatre and a diner as well as other amenities.

Evans Agency to

Locate on

South Transit Road

Evans Agency's Lockport office has agreed to lease space at the former Key Bank location at 5688 South Transit Road. Evans, which is headquartered in Hamburg, currently operates seven insurance offices and fourteen bank branches in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua Counties. The Lockport office will relocated from 135 Main Street to the Transit Road location.

Spring 2015

Welcome to  the latest 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!
 Praxair Selects Lockport Site


Praxair, the leading supplier of liquid hydrogen to the United States, has completed the purchase of 10 acres in the Lockport Industrial Park. The Praxair site will be on the south side of Enterprise Drive at the corner of Junction Road. The site is directly across from the Yahoo! Northeast Regional Datacenter in the 200 acre business park. The sale of the parcel was originally authorized by the Lockport Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors in October, 2014. Last year, Praxair announced a $38.7 million expansion if its Technology Center in the Town of Tonawanda and also has a $12.4 million project underway at its Niagara Falls manufacturing facility. Praxair is a Fortune 250 company and a recognized global leader in sustainable development. Praxair is proud to be listed on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.

 New York Beer Project Microbrewery



The Town of Lockport will be home to a new microbrewery by the fall of 2015. New York Beer Project will open a 16,400 SF brewery and restaurant at the intersection of South Transit Road and Tonawanda Creek Road, north of Millersport Highway. Owners Kevin and Kelly Krupski recently acquired the site and will manage the operation. New York Beer Project joins Woodcock Brothers in Wilson and Barker Brewery in Barker as the first of a growing number of microbreweries in Niagara County. 


 Yahoo! Dedicates Phase II Project


Yahoo! Employees gather outside the

customer care center in Lockport  

Internet giant Yahoo! has made good on its promise of expansion. The tech firm celebrated the completion of the initial portion of its datacenter and customer care center on April 30th. The new project, located at 5365 Crown Drive in the Lockport Industrial Park, has produced 115 new jobs. Featured speakers at the dedication event included Yahoo! co-founder David Filo and New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul.    


Pictured above
John Koemel from the New York Power Authority on the left and David Filo from Yahoo! on the right

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