Buffalo Packaging Plant Celebrates Official Grand Opening

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Buffalo packaging plant held an official grand opening. City, county and state elected officials, and area business leaders were present to celebrate the opening and congratulate the Compass Minerals team.

Compass Minerals broke ground on the plant in the summer of 2014 and the first pallet came off the line in January 2015.

In the photo to the right, Compass Minerals representatives, political officials and other Lackawanna business partners gather for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Pictured from left: Sean Ryan, New York State Assembly Member; Rowland Howe, Compass Minerals; Jason Bagley, Compass Minerals; Geoffrey Szymanski, Mayor City of Lackawanna; Annette Iafallo, City of Lackawanna Council Person; Fran Warthling, Lackawanna business person; Michael Kearns, New York State Assembly Member; Pattie Schrieber, Buffalo Crushed Stone; Lynn Dixon, Erie County Legislator; Michael Sobaszek, Lackawanna Area Chamber of Commerce