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Uniland buys land on former Bethlehem Steel site for $14.5M manufacturing building

The Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corporation Board of Directors has approved the sale of a 9.2-acre site on the former Bethlehem Steel property in Lackawanna to Uniland Development.

Uniland plans to build a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing spec building on the site to attract private businesses and jobs, an investment of about $14.5 million.

Once the $230,000 property transaction closes, expected in late spring, Uniland will begin construction within 12 months. 

The factory will be the second business at the site, which is located on the new Dona Street extension. The project will be a neighbor to RMP Technologies, which has already broken ground on a 280,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

“Spec space is much-needed in Erie County,” said ECIDA President and CEO John Cappellino. “This partnership with Uniland is a big step forward in offering potential employers the warehouse/manufacturing space they require. We need to be competitive in the manufacturing marketplace and these types of facilities need to be built in Erie County."

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.
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