The annual BLCD-EAP Business Plan Competition has announced the winner of this year’s award as KLAW Industries.

According to a news release Binghamton mayor Richard C. David along with other officials from the BLDC and SUNY Broome’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program made the announcement of this year’s winner at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.

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The 2021 winner of the BLDC-EAP Business Plan Competition is Binghamton based KLAW Industries. For their process of extracting recycled glass from steam, which is then refined and put on the market as an additive to manufacturing concrete.

In the release Mayor David said “KLAW Industries exemplifies Binghamton’s legacy of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.”

The business (KLAW Industries) was started by three high school graduates from Chenango Forks, Jack Lamuraglia, Tanner Wallis, and Jacob Kumpon.

All three owners want to remain in the Binghamton area and continue to grow their business.

As the winners of this years award, KLAW Industries will receive a $5,000 cash award, along with several other award services from other Binghamton businesses and organizations.

Jacob Kumpon thanked the Awards committee and all who helped to put the competition together.

KLAW Industries were chosen from seven finalists, all of the six runner ups will receive gift certificates from various local businesses.

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