Dopkins salutes the Business First 2023 Manufacturing Awards Winners

May 17, 2023 – Dopkins was honored to sponsor the 2023 Business First of Buffalo Manufacturing Awards.  The ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 17th at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

The 2023 Manufacturing Awards winners, category by category

This year’s Manufacturing Awards winners employ 3,841 local workers who are helping their companies achieve breakthroughs in sales, innovations and their respective fields. We’re proud to highlight these 25 companies.

Click each headline to read more on the honored companies on Business First’s website. Subscriber content, subscription may be required.

Manufacturer of the Year

  • Alkegen, Tonawanda

Family-Run Manufacturing

  • Buffalo Abrasives, North Tonawanda
  • Moley Industries, Lockport
  • Pine Pharmaceuticals, Tonawanda
  • VSP Graphic Group, Buffalo

General Excellence

  • Buffalo Games, Buffalo
  • Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant, Lakewood
  • Peerless Hi-Temp Fabrication, Buffalo


  • Integrity Machining & Fabrication LLC, Lockport
  • Red Disk Studios, Buffalo
  • Starco Lighting Inc., Buffalo
  • T&T Legacy Metals LLC, Grand Island

 Minority-Owned Manufacturing

  • Bri Made It, Buffalo

Operational Excellence

  • A&B Heritage Inc./ASI Signage Innovations, Grand Island
  • Chapin International Inc., Batavia
  • Gear Motions – Buffalo Operations, Tonawanda
  • HP Hood LLC, Batavia


  • Viridi, Buffalo

Women in Manufacturing

  • Austin Air Systems, Buffalo
  • Munschauer Inc. Buffalo
  • Papercraft Miracles LLC, Buffalo
  • Stanley Steel Service Corp., Buffalo

Workforce Development

  • Goodwill of Western New York, Buffalo
  • People Inc. Contract Manufacturing, Depew
  • VIA Visually Impaired Advancement, Buffalo

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