I believe the distinction between a good company and a great one is this: a good company delivers excellent products and services; a great company delivers excellent products and services and strives to make the world a better place.
- William Clay Ford, Jr.,
CEO Ford Motor Company
Motor vehicle parts operations account for 25% of all manufacturing jobs in the Buffalo region.
Earning from the auto industry, as a percent of the region''s personal income, are five times higher than the national average.
One-third of Buffalo Niagara''s annual $61 billion in international trade is autos and automotive components.
In 1999, American Axle & Manufacturing opened a new machining plant in Cheektowaga, joining the Tonawanda Forge and Delavan axle plant, represented by UAW Locals 846 and 424
UAW Local 774 and GM Powertrain Tonawanda earned a $500 million investment by GM in 2000 and another $300 million for a new engine line in 2003.
UAW Local 897 and Ford Buffalo Stamping process 1100 tons of steel per day for 14 assembly plants across North America.
With 4,300 jobs, Delphi Harrison is the region''s largest manufacturer where UAW Local 686 represents hourly workers.