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On the Record / December 15, 2006

Hires / Promotions / Honors

Severn Trent Laboratories presented Candace Fox its Outstanding Client Service Award for September in recognition of her exceptional level of customer service. She is a project manager at the Buffalo laboratory.

The law firm of Viola, Cummings and Lindsay named Michael Skoney partner. Skoney, with more than 20 years of experience representing personal injury clients, previously was with the law firm of Lewis and Lewis in Buffalo. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law.

The Western New York/Buffalo Chapter of The American Institute of Architects presented Patrick Mahoney with its 2006 Community Service Award. Mahoney is an associate for the firm of Lauer-Manguso and Associates Architects of Amherst as a project manager specializing in commercial and hospitality architectural projects.

The Waters of Dunkirk, a skilled nursing facility that specializes in subacute, clinical and rehabilitative care, named Rachel A. Jaffray director of Social Services. A graduate from the University at Fredonia, Jaffray previously held a similar position at the Waters of Salamanca.

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Company items

Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $173,140 contract for the repair and modification of nondehydrator units and a $446,576 contract for the repair and modification of air compressors by the U.S. Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Erie Engineered Products, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $229,320 contract for shipping and storage containers and a $282,600 contract for aircraft dolly assemblies by the U.S. Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia; and MRC Bearings was awarded $438,600 contract for cylindrical roller bearings by the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command's Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Cook Moving Systems of Buffalo, an agent of United Van Lines, was honored by the worldwide household goods transportation company at its 2006 convention in Colorado Springs recently with the President's Club Award, $7 million level, honoring agents who have generated at least $1 million in sales during the past year.

GEMKO Information Group, an IBM business solutions consulting firm, contracted Williamsville-based steel supply manufacturer Affival Inc. to provide custom development and programming services for its enterprise software suite focused on streamlining manufacturing, inventory control, financials and customer service applications.

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Patents

Title: "Oxo-bacteriopyropheophorbide-a carboxylic acid and esters thereof"

No.: 7,147,840

Inventors: Pandey, Ravindra K. (Williamsville); Kozyrev, Andrei (Goleta, Calif.); Zheng, Xiang (Cheektowaga)

Assignee: Health Research (Buffalo)

Date issued: Dec. 12, 2006

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