Manufacturing is Alive and Well in WNY!

Manufacturing is alive & well in WNY! Business First of Buffalo celebrates its Annual Manufacturing Awards this month – honoring 25 companies for their contributions to the economic climate of Western New York. Insyte Consulting is proud to have worked with many of the winners. Congratulations everyone!

Manufacturer of the Year

Graham Corp., Batavia. CEO: Daniel Thoren

Emerging Manufacturer

Buffalo Brew Fab, Buffalo. CEO: Brandon Farrell


SAMCO Technologies, Buffalo. CEO: Richard Posa

Sucro Sourcing, Buffalo. CEO: Don Hill

Family Run

R.J. Watson Inc., Alden. CEO: Ronald Watson

Seal & Design Inc., Clarence. CEO: Dean Penman

General Excellence

Great Lakes Dental Technologies, Tonawanda. CEO: John Ende

Metallic Ladder Manufacturing Corp., Randolph. CEO: Patrick Reagan

Niagara Power Transformer, Buffalo. CEO: John Darby

Nissha Medical Technologies, Buffalo. CEO: Sam Heleba

Taylor Devices Inc., North Tonawanda. CEO: Timothy Sopko


Nut & Bolt Fastening Solutions, Buffalo. CEO: Kevin Weidinger

PM Plastics Inc., Orchard Park. CEO: Benjamin Harp

Worksport, West Seneca. CEO: Steven Rossi

Minority-Owned Manufacturing

Linita Design & Manufacturing, Lackawanna. CEO: Carlos Vera

Operational Excellence

Lactalis American Group Inc., Buffalo. CEO: Jean-Luc Bruandet

Retech Systems LLC, Buffalo. CEO: Slawomir Wozniak

Safetec of America, Buffalo. CEO: Scott Weinstein


CleanFiber Inc., Blasdell. CEO: Jonathan Strimling

Rigidized Metals Corp., Buffalo. CEO: Rick Smith

Women in Manufacturing

Washington Mills, Niagara Falls. CEO: Anne Williams

Weber-Knapp Co., Jamestown. CEO: Rhonda Johnson

Workforce Development

Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development, West Seneca. Director: Christa McHale


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