WBEN Buffalo Business Report - Monday, February 18th 2019

Randy Bushover
February 18, 2019 - 3:52 am

The current average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas in WNY remained virtually unchanged from last week.  The AAA puts the current average at $2.50.  The statewide average is $2.47 - also basically the same as last week.

The Hamburg Industrial Development Agency has revealed that the FedEx facility at the corner of Bayview and Lakeshore Roads has added jobs.  According to Business First, there were nine full-time production jobs, four management positions plus 68 part-time production workers added in the past year.  The four-year-old FedEx ground delivery center now employs nearly 300 people.

Also from Business First, the Erie County IDA is considering a pair of expansion proposals.  Unifrax 1 LLC wants more space at its Riverwalk complex in the Town of Tonawanda and McKesson Corp. is seeking to annex another building on Broadway in Cheektowaga.  Public hearings for both projects have been set for February 26th. 

Tommyrotter Distillery of Buffalo has added to its management team.  Tommyrotter has hired Lisa Viscusi as Senior Region Manager of Upstate New York and James Buckley as Territory Manager of New York Metro.

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