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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9580752/solarcity-inside*100xx3744-3744-936-0.jpg">More than $30 million in payments for construction work at the SolarCity site in South Buffalo have been processed and work is expected to continue there without interruption.

An Empire State Development Corp. spokesman released a statement today confirming the payment.

ESD and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office "have coordinated and payments have been made, ensuring work on the RiverBend site continues uninterrupted," said the spokesman, Jason Conwall.

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Construction work will continue without interruption at SolarCity as state processes payments

More than $30 million in payments for construction work at the SolarCity site in South Buffalo have been processed and work is expected to continue there without interruption. An Empire State Development Corp. spokesman released a statement today confirming the payment. ESD and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office “have coordinated and payments have been made, […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/860211/hawaii-gashomepage600x400*100xx400-400-100-0.jpg">Hawaii Gas has purchased property near its office in Kahului on Maui for $4.2 million, Pacific Business News has learned.

The property at 151 Hana Highway encompasses nearly 2.5 acres of heavy industrial-zoned fee-simple land. It has an existing special management area permit that allows for the development of a six-story medical office complex and attached parking structure, according to the sales listing for the property.

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Hawaii Gas buys Maui property primed for development

Hawaii Gas has purchased property near its office in Kahului on Maui for $4.2 million, Pacific Business News has learned. The property at 151 Hana Highway encompasses nearly 2.5 acres of heavy industrial-zoned fee-simple land. It has an existing special management area permit that allows for the development of a six-story medical office complex and […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/303601/mayday-06-police*100xx3228-3228-314-0.jpg">Taser International Inc.'s Seattle-based Axon division is increasing its headcount as it pumps up its police-work computing platform.

Known for its stun-gun weapons, Scottsdale-based Taser (Nasdaq: TASR) last year earned more from Seattle's Axon division, which licenses the computing platform and sells body cameras, than from its weapons division.

That growth is reflected in Axon’s hiring. The division started about three years ago with a staff of five people, and it now has 80 employees in Seattle.

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Why Taser is hiring in Seattle

Taser International Inc.’s Seattle-based Axon division is increasing its headcount as it pumps up its police-work computing platform. Known for its stun-gun weapons, Scottsdale-based Taser (Nasdaq: TASR) last year earned more from Seattle’s Axon division, which licenses the computing platform and sells body cameras, than from its weapons division. That growth is reflected in Axon’s […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9481042/jessicabell*100xx2640-2648-0-385.jpg">MILWAUKEE — Plastic wine glass startup HaloVino is seeing early success since the first commercial launch of the product.

Wine expert Jessica Bell, from Whitefish Bay, Wis., said introducing the product at Miller Park has been a boost for raising awareness and also gaining marketing insight.

Miller Park introduced the glasses in its VIP bars, and one bar has seen wine sales double since switching to HaloVino, Bell said. The glasses maintain the rounded shape of a typical wine glass, and retain…<div>
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MILWAUKEE: The toast of the town — for her novel wine glass

MILWAUKEE — Plastic wine glass startup HaloVino is seeing early success since the first commercial launch of the product. Wine expert Jessica Bell, from Whitefish Bay, Wis., said introducing the product at Miller Park has been a boost for raising awareness and also gaining marketing insight. Miller Park introduced the glasses in its VIP bars, […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/6555652/bulldozer*100xx198-198-51-0.jpg">It looks like a manufacturer is the big tenant behind a major new development at the Dayton International Airport.

State documents indicate that STP Products Manufacturing Co. is the intended tenant for a 570,000-square-foot distribution center proposed near the airport. The company has until now been identified by economic development professionals as " Project Gloss," as a $33 million project that will mean up to 350 jobs.

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Here’s the manufacturer behind big Dayton airport project

It looks like a manufacturer is the big tenant behind a major new development at the Dayton International Airport. State documents indicate that STP Products Manufacturing Co. is the intended tenant for a 570,000-square-foot distribution center proposed near the airport. The company has until now been identified by economic development professionals as ” Project Gloss,” […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/3542741/wind-turbine*100xx2894-2892-1307-0.jpg">Motion Industries has launched a new division within the company to focus on the renewable energy sector.

The division will concentrate predominantly on wind power and solar energy.

The growing wind industry will be a particular priority, according to company leaders.

“Motion has been servicing the energy industry for many, many years, but now the fact is that the wind industry has reached a critical mass,” said Fernando Stalker, renewable energy manager.

“Well the wind industry has reached…<div>
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Prominent Birmingham company adding division to focus on wind, solar power

Motion Industries has launched a new division within the company to focus on the renewable energy sector. The division will concentrate predominantly on wind power and solar energy. The growing wind industry will be a particular priority, according to company leaders. “Motion has been servicing the energy industry for many, many years, but now the […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9965032/20160609103914*100xx2322-2322-903-0.jpg">When you say "Bombardier" in Wichita, the first thought is of Learjet.

It’s a rightful association, given the business jet’s — and it’s iconic creator, Bill Lear’s — legacy in the Air Capital.

There have been headwinds for the Learjet operations in recent years. That includes the cancellation of the Learjet 85, whose development at one time been the primary growth driver at the company’s southwest Wichita campus.

But in the wake of the 85, Bombardier has repurposed facilities and…<div>
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​Bombardier bustles beyond Learjet in Wichita

When you say “Bombardier” in Wichita, the first thought is of Learjet. It’s a rightful association, given the business jet’s — and it’s iconic creator, Bill Lear’s — legacy in the Air Capital. There have been headwinds for the Learjet operations in recent years. That includes the cancellation of the Learjet 85, whose development at […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9962152/weberknapp*100xx910-910-195-0.jpg">Weber Knapp Co. has created a new line of counterbalance hinges that solidifies its local workforce and may create new jobs at its Jamestown industrial products plant.

The spring-loaded hinges, used in a variety of industrial and commercial settings, are just hitting the market place.

“New products and innovation are the cornerstone of our long, successful history,” said Rex McCray, Weber Knapp president and CEO. “The market has driven the need for this type of solution.”

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New product line provides a lift for Jamestown manufacturer

Weber Knapp Co. has created a new line of counterbalance hinges that solidifies its local workforce and may create new jobs at its Jamestown industrial products plant. The spring-loaded hinges, used in a variety of industrial and commercial settings, are just hitting the market place. “New products and innovation are the cornerstone of our long, […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/6585222/castingscolumbusjk-007*100xx1800-1800-450-0.jpg">The sale of Columbus Castings' idled South Side foundry, which just a few weeks ago seemed imminent, has been called off, according to creditors involved in the company's bankruptcy case.

The plant had employed nearly 800 workers until its parent company, Constellation Enterprises, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization last month. The New York-based company said in court documents it had planned to finalize a sales agreement with an undisclosed buyer by June 3.

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Columbus Castings sale is off, creditors say

The sale of Columbus Castings’ idled South Side foundry, which just a few weeks ago seemed imminent, has been called off, according to creditors involved in the company’s bankruptcy case. The plant had employed nearly 800 workers until its parent company, Constellation Enterprises, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization last month. The New York-based company […]

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