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James Neiss/staff photographer
North Tonawanda, NY - Confer Plastics Vice President Bob Confer shows off the molded plastic firm’s recently completed $3 million expansion project, featuring a Form Molding Machine fondly called "The Beast" that is capable of forming 150 pounds of plastic 15 feet long. Here, the machine ejects a newly formed kayak.
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From: NYPA Communications
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Date: January 30, 2017 at 12:53:05 PM EST
For Immediate Release: 01/30/17
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MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
February 2 at 11:30 a.m.—Tour at Confer Plastics
January 30, 2017
New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones will attend a tour led by Confer Plastics Vice President Bob Confer of the molded plastic firm’s recently completed $3 million expansion project in North Tonawanda on Thursday, February 2, at 11:30 a.m.
The expansion, which was made possible by a low-cost hydropower allocation from NYPA’s Niagara Power Project, involved the purchase and installation of a large plastic molding machine that will enable the firm to produce more kayaks, hot tubs and swimming pool products to meet growing requirements from its customers.
Video footage of the Confer Plastic facility with interviews: https://youtu.be/pNinxS44-0U
WHAT: Tour of Confer Plastics Facility
WHEN: Thursday, February 2
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Confer Plastics
97 Witmer Rd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
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