Niagara Machine & Tool Works/Northland Training Center


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June 2018

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Photo credit: John Hickey/Buffalo News, Buffalo Rising, B. Campagna (2018)


683 Northland Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14211
SBL: 101.21-5-1.1
Masten Council District
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Next to: 701 Northland Avenue


February 2015 - Under contract of The Buffalo Urban Development Corp.
NORTHLAND EAST, LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

220,000 sq.ft. industrial facility with four story office

Current Condition


  • Former Niagara Machine & Tool Works
  • Former CNB International plant (manufacturer of industrial presses & machine tools)

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • March 1999 - CNB International filed for bankruptcy
  • March 2006 - 'The plant was sold to Northland East LLC, Northland West LLC and Dutton LLC in four separate transactions. The buyer is believed to be Sweeney Steel. In total, the 220,000 sq.ft. facility and adjacent properties sold for $1.4 million.' Buffalo Rising
  • September 2014 - 'The State is forecasted to deliver $6.7 million to a large scale business park funded by Buffalo Billion. The 50 acres of land, identified as the “Northland Avenue Belt Line Corridor,” is to be purchased and redeveloped by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. for designated uses that include advanced manufacturing, tech, green, energy, etc. The land is currently vacant, industrial or underutilized, and is accessible by operational rail. The site will be repurposed and updated with new infrastructure.' Buffalo Rising
  • January 2015 - 'A $4.4 million transaction with give BUDC control of 35.6 acres of industrial land and 700,000 sq.ft. of industrial buildings. The properties include 631, 644, 664, 683, 688, 690, 741, 767 and 777 Northland, plus 126 and 128 Dutton. The agency already bought 537 East Delavan Avenue for $250,000. Those properties can now be cleaned up and redeveloped into shovel-ready land or facilities for new tenants. Buffalo News
  • July 2015 - Announcement that $29 million of the Buffalo Billion will go to towards locating the Western New York Workforce Development Center here for career training in the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors.

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