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On the Record / Dec. 25, 2015


Copier Fax Business Technologies appointed Ryan Drake a field service engineer. Drake is a certified EFI Fiery Color Controller Engineer and has been working with office technology for more than 10 years.


Phillips Lytle partner John G. Schmidt Jr. was elected treasurer of the Upstate New York Transplant Services Donate Life board of directors. Schmidt was also re-elected to a second three-year term on the board of directors. UNYTS’s mission is to enhance and save lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donation while maintaining respect for those who give the Gift of Life.

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Columbus McKinnon Corporation is celebrating its 140th anniversary as a designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services. Headquartered in Amherst, Columbus McKinnon has approximately 3,000 employees in more than 70 sales, manufacturing and warehousing facilities worldwide.


Sovran Self Storage was issued a ‘Baa2’ credit rating on its corporate credit and issue-level ratings by Moody’s Investors Service. The news came less than a week after Standard and Poor’s Rating Services upgraded Sovran’s corporate credit and issue-level ratings to ‘BBB’ with a stable outlook. Both ratings are subject to revision or withdrawal at any time by the rating agency.


The Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation donated $10,000 to Hearts & Hands, allowing the organization to continue connecting older, frail or vulnerable individuals in under-served communities with care receivers for door through door transportation, companion visits/caregiver respite, wellness checks/phone pals, and minor home repairs and maintenance. 


NOCO Express customers and employees donated $13,000 to support The Salvation Army of Buffalo. The money was collected throughout the month of November from the sale of paper kettles for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 35 locations.


Title: Vacuum sealable paint tray liner

No.: 9,186,931

Inventors: Jolls, Justin E. (Buffalo)

Date issued: Nov. 17, 2015