In The NewsWNY factory rundown: B&W Heat Treatings growth and DMIC's billboards

Buffalo Business First | November 1, 2019

A helicopter ride through the Western New York's Factory scene...

Time to expand

B&W Heat Treating Co. Inc. broke ground this month on a 6,000-square-foot addition to its Tonawanda factory, part of a bigger strategy to become a "one-stop-shop" for customers.

The company, founded in 1948, recently changed hands from Clifford Calvello to his son, Kevin, who said customers sending their products in for heat treating and sand-blasting previously had to send them elsewhere for powder-coating and painting.

In response, B&W acquired a Niagara Falls-based powder coating company last year, bringing new equipment and experienced operators into B&W's operation. The new space will house a large sand-blasting machine and the company's paint booth. B&W also recently hired a paint supervisor to lead that department.

"Customers have been telling us, 'Hey, we wish you guys could do this',"Calvello said. "The goal is to give them a completed product back."

Calvello said the expansion is scheduled for completion sometime this winter and will cost between $750,000 and $1 million. B&W has nine full-time employees with the plans to add a few more this year.

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