The parent company of Buffalo Crushed Stone has paid $1.4 million to buy the neighboring Greatbatch Medical Inc. plant in Clarence, N.Y., which is set to close, according to The Buffalo News.
New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. bought the 13.7-acre property at 4098 Barton Road, at Wehrle Drive, from a trust that benefits a relative of Wilson Greatbatch, the founder of the battery and medical device manufacturer that became Integer Holdings Corp., according to a document filed with the Erie County Clerk’s Office.
Integer, which owns the plant, will continue to lease space in the three buildings on the site through next spring, said Jamie Hypnarowski, president of the New York region for New Enterprise Stone and Lime. The contract also gives Integer the option to extend its stay for several months at a time well into 2018.
After that, New Enterprise will either lease out the property to another company or move its own administrative operations into the Integer complex, Hypnarowski said.
New Enterprise bought the Integer site because it’s so close to the sprawling Buffalo Crushed Stone property and because New Enterprise already owns all of the land surrounding the Integer site.
Buffalo Crushed Stone has about 225 workers at its operations locally, primarily in Clarence and Lancaster and in Cheektowaga, spread out over about 800 acres, Hypnarowski said.