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Project Name

The Kittinger Company, Inc.

Address

4675 Transit Road
Clarence
New York
14031

Project Details

The company is currently located on the 6th floor of the Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main Street in the City of Buffalo.  They have been leasing 60,000 sq. ft. at that location for the past 17 years.  Prior to making the decision to move to Clarence the company viewed several buildings in the City of Buffalo and Erie County as well as a location in Ellicottville.. 

In this globally competitive market it is necessary for companies to continue to reduce or stabilize costs.  The company made the business decision to seek out buildings for purchase which met their minimum requirements for manufacturing (14' ceilings/shipping and receiving docks/employee and visitor parking) as well as providing for a stabilization of expenses. 

They have decided that it is in the company's best interest to purchase a vacant facility on Transit Road in the Town of Clarence and relocate operations.  The building  has been vacant for several years and is 22,000 sq. ft. and formerly housed an indoor skating rink.  The company will need to construct a 10,000 sq. ft. addition to include shipping and receiving docks.

Once complete, this facility will allow the company to reduce the cost of shipping and better streamline the manufacturing process.  The new building on Transit Road is located just a mile and a half from the showroom and the building is one story.

Some of the sites toured were Lakeside Commerce Park (new build), Niagara Street, Elm Street, Chicago Street, Cornwall Avenue, Fillmore Avenue and Vulcan Street.  None were found suitable by the company.

Since this project involves an inter-municipal move between municipalities each having an IDA, this project is brought before the ECIDA Board of Directors for consideration.  A copy of the application has been made available to both the Mayor of the City of Buffalo and the Supervisor of the Town of Clarence in accordance with guidelines established under the UTEP. 

 

 

Status Details

2/19/2013 - $1,365,000 Lesae/Leaseback Inducement Resolution Approved