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On the Record: May 5, 2016


The Western New York Safety Conference announced the following award winners: the safety innovation award winner for 2016, Vicki Owen, Parker Hannifin; safety innovation award finalist, Alan Gross from Berry Plastics in Dunkirk; safety innovation finalist, Ken Jackson from DDS Companies in West Henrietta. Also, the Roger L. Palczewski Educational Achievement Awards, sponsored by Rosina Foods, went to: Emily Cataldo from Eden Central, Marsella Neff from Immaculata Academy, AnnieMorgan Fleck from Lewiston-Porter and Shannia Ball from Allegany-Limestone. The four winners were chosen from more than 100 applications and will each receive a $1,500 scholarship.


Tim Zulawski, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for AMB Sports & Entertainment was named to Sports Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2016. Zulawski recently assumed leadership of all strategy, growth and management of sponsorship sales and service. He also oversees broadcast sales and service for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Buffalo native joined the Falcons in 2003 after stints at Palace Sports & Entertainment and with the Buffalo Bills.

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Big Ditch Brewing Company received the F.X. Matt Memorial Cup for “Best Craft Brewery in New York State” at the TAP NY craft beer festival in Hunter recently. The 18-month-old brewery will be investing in additional brewing equipment, warehouse space and a packaging line, which will allow them to sell their beer in cans around Western New York. Big Ditch Brewing Company’s current brewing capacity is about 5,000 barrels or 150,000 gallons of beer per year; the proposed expansion will triple that figure. Big Ditch Brewing Company was founded in 2013 at 55 E. Huron St. in Buffalo by local residents Matt Kahn, Corey Catalano, Wes Froebel and Paul Iskalo.


FB Displays & Designs produced trade show displays for impulseGUIDE and Buffalo Intelligent Technology Systems. ImpulseGUIDE is a content development company, and Buffalo Intelligent Technology Systems is a software development company.


Title: Medicament formulations

No.: 9,308,199

Inventors: Knopeck, Gary (Lakeview); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Diringer, Jeremy (Morristown, N.J.); Herena, Louis (Scarsdale)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Date issued: April 12, 2016


Title: Adsorption process for the dehydration of alcohol

No.: 9,308,489

Inventors: Brown, Christopher (Buffalo); Simo, Marion (Kenmore)

Assignee: Thermal Kinetics Systems (Amherst)

Date issued: April 12, 2016