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April 21, 2014

Production line up

Local manufacturers expanding despite tough economy for industry


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — For years manufacturing in Lockport was symbolized by the Harrison Radiator plant, which eventually became Delphi Thermal Systems and now General Motors Components Holdings. Now the manufacturing tradition continues, playing a role in developing Lockport. The old Harrison facility on Walnut has become the Harrison Place complex, the home for a number of businesses and organizations. Harrison Place also went through a $3 million renovation.

Among those is Trek, Inc., the electronic instruments manufacturer that moved its production from Medina to a 50,000 square-foot spot in Harrison Place Building 4. There are about 30 businesses and the Challenger Center of Orleans, Niagara and Erie Counties that call Harrison Place home.

“The Lockport area has a manufacturing history. Many who work here are the children, grandchildren of workers. They have a deep understanding of quality,” Sanderson said.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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