A BUSINESS ANALYSIS OF THE BUFFALO MILLING INDUSTRY

The study is part of the economic adjustment strategy developed for government planners and private industry to create new jobs and stimulate economic growth in Buffalo and Erie County. Buffalo is currently the largest flour milling center in the United States. However, flow production costs in Buffalo show a competitive disadvantage due to the area's shipping problems and above average labor costs for the industry. Selling millfeed (bran removed during grinding) as a second product of milling could improve the narrow profit margin for flour. Other possible ways recommended in the report to increase profits are: improve rail service, lower flour shipping and terminal costs. Erie lake transportation improvements, promotion of better labor relations, financial assistance in OSHA compliance, millfeed market alternatives expansion, modernization assistance, and promotion of packaged food industry for Buffalo to benefit from proximity to mills.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Erie County Industrial Development Agency

    Buffalo, NY  United States 

    Economic Development Administration

    14th Street, Between E St and Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hamilton, J S
  • Publication Date: 1978-9-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM