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On The Record / June 11, 2013


The John R. Oishei Foundation appointed Karen Lee Spaulding vice president of philanthropic support. Spaulding was previously with Albright-Knox Art Gallery for more than 30 years, most recently as interim director for four months and as deputy director for 10 years. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.


Tops Friendly Markets promoted Sue Durfee to director of bakery and Jim Morgan to category manager. Durfee, with the grocery retailer for five years, was previously category manager of dairy/frozen. Morgan, most recently assistant category manager for the general merchandise/seasonal department, has been with Tops for 36 years.


Daniel Farnan of Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, has become a licensed professional engineer in New York state. Farnan has more than six years of experience in civil engineering.

Company Connections

Staroba Plastics, a Holland-based manufacturer of EcoStar synthetic roofing tiles, was recently honored by Occupational Services Inc. with an award for providing increased business opportunities to people with disabilities. Also, the company recently celebrated 1,000 days of no lost work time.


The University at Buffalo Campus Dining and Shops was awarded silver in this year’s National College and University Food Service Association Sustainability Awards contest for its entry, Pride of New York at UB, in the outreach and education category.


Construction and Service Solutions Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $938,970 federal contract for the replacement of roofs at the Federal Correctional Institution from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons, Allenwood, Pa., Place of performance will be Fort Dix, N.J.


Buffalo Transportation, Buffalo, was awarded a $747,000 federal contract for taxi services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Cheektowaga.


The 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament raised $40,000, which will support health care programming at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, particularly cardiac and stroke services.


Title: Expansion joint system

No.: 8,454,264

Inventors: Bradford, Paul (West Falls); Derrigan, James (Tonawanda)

Assignee: Construction Research and Technology GmbH (Trostberg, Germany)

Date issued: June 4, 2013