Three area businesses merge and re-brand in an effort to give more, to customers in the region. The re-branding of Wire Weld, Cost Effective Coatings, and Arvite Technologies, is now known as F3 Metalworx. 

The combined capabilities will offer a one-stop shop for customers and a wide range of products and services. A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday at the fabrication facility in Erie County. 

President and CEO of F3 Metalworx, Jason Paglia, says, "We do precision sheet metal fabrication but alot of work we do gets powder coated." He says the customer base might not know that, but now the business is able to provide a more the complete offering including shelving, to area companies. 

Across the New York, North East and Erie locations, 75 people are employed. The merger will also bring more jobs to the area. Operations from the Lockport, NY facility will be moving to North East. Growth of between 10 to 15 more jobs for laborer positions are expected. 

Here's a link to the company's website, for more information on services, and positions.