WBEN Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, March 19th 2020

Automakers Idling For Coronavirus

Randy Bushover
March 19, 2020 - 4:31 am

GM Media

General Motors and Ford Motor Co. have decided to temporarily end all domestic production due to the coronavirus.  That will be in effect until March 30th for now.  Business First notes the move idles about 3,000 workers between the Ford Stamping Plant in Hamburg, Tonawanda's GM Engine Plant and GM's Components Holdings factory in Lockport.

Modern Disposal Services has acquired the Western New York operations of Phoenix-based Republic Services. The deal includes Republic’s local headquarters, all its hauling, and recycling operations in Erie, Niagara and Orleans Counties.  Terms of the deal were not announced; it's expected to be finalized in about three months.

Cappellino Buick GMC Chevrolet in Williamsville has acquired Keyser Cadillac of Amherst.  No terms of that deal were publicly announced.  Cappellino now offers the complete lineup of GM passenger and commercial vehicles at three dealerships in Amherst, Williamsville and Boston.

Tops Markets will be accommodating seniors.  Starting today, shoppers 60 and older only will be allowed in from 6-730am every Tuesday and Thursday.

Visit Buffalo Niagara has partnered with the website Dining at a Distance to provide a free database of restaurants across Buffalo and Erie County offering take-out and delivery options during this public health crisis.  That list is at www.diningatadistance.com/buffalo 

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