Aug. 18 — Reunion of Niagara Hard-Hats, Construction Workers of the Niagara Power Project

Lou Paonessa
(716) 286-6651

August 16, 2012



LEWISTON—The hard-hat construction workers, who built the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Niagara Power Project more than one-half century ago, will hold a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 18, along with their families and friends, at the  hydroelectric project’s visitors center, the Power Vista.  They will reflect on their experiences in building New York State’s largest electric generating facility, which is a cornerstone for Western New York’s economy.

The 10 a.m.- to-12 p.m. portion of the program will include a presentation by Ken Glennon, the organizer of the reunion and author of Hard Hats of Niagara: The Niagara Power Project; and the showing of the NYPA video, Building Niagara: Memories, reflecting the grit and determination of those who built the project, and including historic construction footage.  There will also be presentations of new, never-before-told stories about the Niagara project’s construction.

From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be a photo opportunity with the Hard-Hats and a book signing by Glennon.


EVENT:                                Reunion of Niagara Hard-Hats


DATE:                                  Saturday, Aug. 18


TIME:                                   10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


LOCATION:                         Power Vista, Niagara Power Project

                                              5777 Lewiston Road

                                              Lewiston, NY 14092


CONTACTS:                        Ken Glennon, Hard-Hats, 574-231-1965

                                               Lou Paonessa, Niagara Power Project, 716-286-6661


About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information,

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