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Walsh, Roberts & Grace named Joseph H. Emminger Jr. and Robert P. Goodwin associates. Emminger obtained his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University at Buffalo. Goodwin is a graduate of St. John Fisher College and the UB School of Law.

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The Erie County SPCA appointed Karen Cook-Serotte to its board of directors. Cook-Serotte is special counsel at Damon Morey. She is also a member of the Capital Campaign Committee of the SPCA and is intimately involved in efforts to build a comprehensive facility for the care of animals in Western New York by 2014.

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The National Restaurant Association named Maureen O. Hurley to its board of directors for a two-year term. Hurley is executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Rich Products Corp. in Buffalo.

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Lumsden McCormick, a locally owned certified public accounting firm, named Jillian Trimmer to its administrative team. Previously, Trimmer worked in the commercial and banking industries. She has an associate’s degree from Erie Community College.

Company Connections

Wurlitzer Family Pharmacy recently opened at 521 Division St. in North Tonawanda, adjacent to Budwey’s Supermarket. The pharmacy is owned by the family of pharmacist Stephen Giroux and is operated by daughter Rachel Giroux, supervising pharmacist, and son Zachary Giroux, front-end manager.

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Buffalo Pumps, of North Tonawanda, was awarded a $60,000 federal contract for the repair of centrifugal pumps from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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Dresser-Rand Co., of Painted Post, was awarded a $50,000 federal contract for the repair of rotary compressors from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Patents

Title: Support element for fragile structures such as catalytic converters

No.: 8,404,187

Inventors: Fernando; Joseph A. (Amherst); Teneyck, John D. (Lewiston); Lacki, Thomas S. (Alden)

Assignee: Unifrax I LLC (Niagara Falls)

Date issued: March 26, 2013

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Title: Process for cis-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

No.: 8,404,907

Inventors: Nair, Haridasan K. (Williamsville); Poss, Andrew Joseph (Kenmore); Singh, Rajiv Ratna (Getzville); Van Der Puy, Michael (Amherst); Hulse, Ryan J. (Getzville)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: March 26, 2013