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Visitors to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park will have an added piece of technology to enhance their experience. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Bak USA delivered 20-tablets to the downtown Naval Park at Canalside. 

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Nearly three dozen teachers across Erie and Niagara counties have new Buffalo-made computers in their classrooms today, a gift from Bak USA. The downtown manufacturer donated 500 computers to the Teacher's Desk and helped give them out Wednesday.

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Erie County Legislators are likely to vote later this month on a proposal from Legislator Ted Morton to require the county to buy goods that are "Made in America."


Bak USA is expanding its production facilities in downtown Buffalo to meet increasing demands for the company's computers.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo's homegrown computer maker showed off its new expansion and manufacturing operation on Buffalo's East Side on Tuesday. Bak USA headquarters continues to expand in Compass East, on the site of the old Sheehan Hospital.


Mobile computers made in Buffalo, by Bak USA, are now available through Microsoft Direct across the U.S. and Canada. The new partnership coincides with the launch of Bak's newest product geared for young students.

The co-owner of Bak USA is praising the City of Buffalo, the University at Buffalo and the state's Start-Up NY program for fueling his company's "unbelievably fast" growth in such a short time. J.P. and Ulla Bak started the mobile computer manufacturing facility in March 2014 and is already planning to triple its floor space and add another 125 jobs over the next year.

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Local company BAK USA will be building a corporate computer tablet in Buffalo while using its new marketing affiliation with Microsoft.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown donated BAK Board tablets to Say Yes Buffalo scholars. He appeared at the BAK USA headquarters in Buffalo to make the presentation. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the city's partnership with Say Yes and Bak is an effort to bring technology and educational opportunity to students.   

Golisano makes major investment in tablet-maker Bak USA

May 4, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Billionaire businessman Tom Golisano, whose history includes founding PayChex Inc. and ownership of the Buffalo Sabres, is making a "major investment" into a young Buffalo-based company.

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The windows on the fifth floor of the building on Michigan Avenue used to look out on the parking lot of Sheehan Hospital. Now, the windows are in a clean room of a tablet PC manufacturing firm, perhaps the only one in the U.S.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo fielded questions for the first time Monday about alleged interference with the Moreland Commission, an ethics panel he created in July 2013 and shut down earlier this year.