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Erie County Environmental Education Institute presented its 2012 Citizen of the Year Paul MacClennan Award to Paul D. Maurer. Maurer is co-founder and chairman of Re-Tree WNY. The award is named for the retired Buffalo News environmental reporter who covered Love Canal in the 1970s. Maurer co-founded Re-Tree WNY with environmentalist David Colligan in October 2006, following the October surprise snowstorm that destroyed tens of thousands of street and park trees. Re-Tree WNY has since replanted nearly 25,000 trees in 18 area communities with donated funds and an all-volunteer staff.

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Webster Szanyi partner Michael P. McClaren was recently the lead speaker at the seminar presented by the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal, New York Conference of Mayors, New York State Associate of Counties and New York State Association of Towns, titled “Risk Management Techniques for Law Enforcement Executives.”

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Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management expert-in-residence Eddie Friel served as a keynote speaker during the inaugural Global Tourism Economy Forum, held recently in Macau, China. Friel presented on destination planning to about 1,000 delegates from 20 countries.

Company Connections

Boulevard Mall announced the addition of new retailers to its mix of 120 stores: buybuy BABY, Coffee Time, Francesca’s Collection and The Limited. Also, Journey’s, a shoe retailer, is relocating within the mall to a slightly larger, 2,076- square-foot renovated space next to Abercrombie Kids, and Sprint will relocate from a kiosk location to an inline, 627-square-foot store in December.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $594,400 federal contract for engine accessories from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

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Erie Engineered Products, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $443,776 federal contract for shipping and storage containers from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

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K-D Supply Corp., Tonawanda, was awarded a $104,700 federal contract for nonmetallic hose assemblies from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $66,985 federal contract for engines, turbines and components from the U.S. Marine Corps, Albany, Ga.

Patents

Title: Infant support structure with supported seat

No.: 8,308,239

Inventor: Lundeen, Michael (Buffalo)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Nov. 13, 2012

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Title: Compositions, methods and devices for control and cleanup of hazardous spills

No.: 8,309,034

Inventors: Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

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

Date issued: Nov. 13, 2012