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On the Record / Dec. 25, 2010

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

Nussbaumer and Clarke, consulting engineers and surveyors, promoted Barbara Frankiewicz to corporate associate. Currently a project manager, Frankiewicz has been with the firm 14 years. Also, the firm promoted James Zgoda to electrical/mechanical coordinator and John McFadden to manager of start-up services. Zgoda served as a project manager for the past 17 years. He is a Rochester Institute of Technology graduate. McFadden is a senior associate and has been with the firm for 36 years.

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The PCA Group, an information technology consulting firm serving Western and Central New York for more than 21 years, appointed Jeff Keenan a network engineer. Keenan, a graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of North Texas, has more than 13 years' experience in network engineering. He previously worked at Gibraltar Industries as a network engineer.

> Company items

* SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $32,066 federal contract for annular ball bearings and a $26,438 federal contract for roller thrust bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

* Taber Acquisition Corp., North Tonawanda, was awarded a $29,862 federal contract for pressure transmitters from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

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The Schwebel Baking Company was awarded the Best Premium Bun Gold Cup Annual Trophy by an independent bakery cooperative, the Long Company, at its annual conference in Chicago. This is the fourth consecutive year Schwebel's has won the best bun award.

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Gentle Dentistry, of East Aurora, sponsored the Western New York celebration of the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights by the General Assembly of the United Nations, held at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

> Patents

Title: "Tank filters utilizing very low K materials, in series with lead wires or circuits of active medical devices to enhance MRI compatibility "

No.: 7,853,324

Inventors: Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Dabney, Warren (Orchard Park); Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Brendel, Richard L. (Carson City, Nev.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Dec. 14, 2010.

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