HUNT Real Estate ERA named Annmarie Paladino a real estate saleswoman in its Ken/Ton branch. Paladino attended the Empire School of Real Estate and graduated from the University at Buffalo.


The board of directors of Erdman Anthony recently named Curt W. Helman chairman of the board. Helman is also president and chief executive officer of Erdman Anthony, an engineering services firm that is based in Rochester and has a location in Clarence.


Cummins Inc. named Mike Abbate manager of its Jamestown engine plant. He had served in the job on an interim basis since January. Abbate has been with Cummins for 31 years and has spent the past 10 years as the Jamestown plant’s director of materials and supply chain. He succeeds David Porter, who took a different position with Cummins at its corporate offices in Columbus, Ind.


EduKids, a Western New York child care, preschool and kindergarten readiness center, announced that Lisa Chrapowicz, executive director of education, and Kathleen Kiblin, preschool education specialist, have received the New York State Early Learning Trainer Credentials.

Company Connections

Tribune Publishing launched a digital initiative through a partnership with Hearst’s digital marketing company, LocalEdge, in Amherst.


The laboratory of Michael Malkowski at Hauptman Woodward Institute, as part of the Membrane Protein Structural Biology Consortium, recently collaborated with research labs at the University of Rochester and the University of Virginia to publish their findings in Science.


Home Medical Equipment of Western New York, a new locally owned and operated company, celebrated the grand opening of its second newly renovated 2,000-square-foot store in the Tops Plaza at 3969 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.


Title: Method for jet printing using nanoparticle-based compositions

No.: 8,434,860

Inventors: Hook, Kevin J. (Grand Island); Litman, Stanley (Niagara Falls); Zaloom, Jeffrey (Getzville)

Assignee: Moore Wallace North America (Chicago)

Date issued: May 7, 2013