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Local factories grow for sixth straight month in February


Buffalo Niagara manufacturers are on a steady growth spurt.

With production rising, hiring on the upswing and new orders steadily flowing in, business at the region's manufacturers improved for the sixth straight month during February, a new survey of local purchasing managers found.

The February gain was further evidence of a turnaround at local manufacturers, reversing a seven-month slide that began in February and stretched through August. The improvement extended the growth streak by local manufacturers to a sixth consecutive month and coincided with a rebound in the statewide Empire State Manufacturing Survey, which hit a two-year high last month.

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