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ON THE RECORD / THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2005

Hires/Promotions/Honors

RealtyUSA honored agents and employees for their achievements during 2004 at its annual Awards Luncheon recently. Ultimate Achievement Award/Individual, Bonnie Clement, Williamsville office; Ultimate Achievement Award/Teams, Carmen and Maria Laurendi, Grand Island office; Top Sales/New Construction, Laurie Wachowiak, Amherst South office (Amherst Clarence); Top Sales/REO Specialist, Pat Flowers and Janet Barton, Hamburg office; Top Commercial Agent, Joe Deck, Buffalo office; Rookie of the Year, Jeffery Walker, Crossroads office; Most Improved Residential Agent, Martha Szczygiel, West Seneca office; Community Service, Kelly Rehak, Williamsville office; Best of the Best, Bonnie Clement, Carmen and Maria Laurendi, Tony Caferro, Sue Caferro, Jay Coles, Kathy Crissy, Clayt Ertel, Connie Holovics, Linda Kutzbach, Dianne Shaw, Louis Vinci, Laurie Wachowiak, Bob Wozniak and Mary Zulawski. The company also recognized Darlene Williams, 1st Priority Mortgage; Michelle Recore, Accounting and Cynthia Laurendi for creating a positive work environment.

Premier Home Inspections of WNY owner Kevin MacIver obtained membership in the Turn Key Home Inspection System Network of Home Inspectors, an advanced home inspection reporting system.

Company items

ENSIL International Corp. of Lewiston was awarded an $53,394 contract for radar set subassemblies by the U.S. Air Force Material Command's Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Apple Rubber Products of Lancaster was awarded a $33,700 contract for packing and gasket materials by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich.; MRC Bearings of Jamestown was awarded a $88,746 contract for bearings and a $156,640 contract for roller bearings by the U.S. Air Force Material Command's Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. and a $109,402 contract for unmounted anti-friction bearings by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala.; and Avox Systems of Lancaster was awarded a $181,350 contract for oxygen regulators by the U. S. Air Force Material Command's Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Business Methods, an office equipment company, is now doing business as Toshiba Business Solutions-New York. Toshiba acquired Business Methods in January 2004.

Contributing

First Niagara Bank Foundation awarded $50,000 to People Inc. to support is New Family Respite Center Capital Campaign. The Family Respite Center, scheduled to open this spring on Genesee Street in Lancaster, will provide emergency and planned respite care to developmentally disabled people over age 10.

Patents

Title: "Preparation for a cathode material by a two-step reduction/oxidation synthesis process"

No.: 6,872,490

Inventors: Leising, Randolph (Williamsville, NY); Takeuchi, Esther S. (East Amherst, NY)

Assignee: Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, Inc. (Clarence, NY)

Date issued: March 29, 2005