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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Meals on Wheels for Western New York appointed Laura Monte relationship manager. Along with her role with Meals on Wheels, Monte serves as the executive director for WomenElect Inc., a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization focused on getting more women to run for elected office.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston appointed Robert P. Ingrasci to serve on its board of associates. The board is a group of 30 community business members who support the hospital through community relations, education activities and fundraising events. Ingrasci is a senior accountant with Lumsden & McCormick.

The American Concrete Pavement Association named Frank D. Surianello its 2013 chairman. Surianello is chief executive officer and president of Surianello General Concrete Contractors in Buffalo. He will serve as chairman through 2013.

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Company Connections

The Erie County Fair received several Awards of Distinction for Communications from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions in the following categories: three first-place awards for the 2012 fair poster, fair brochure and daily highlight sheets, designed by the Wynne Creative Group of Buffalo; second-place awards for a magazine ad in Edible Buffalo and for promotion event, "The Wild About The Hair" contest; and third-place award for Best Individual Mobile Effort, Mobile App.

Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $191,048 federal contract for converter parts kits from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

Stellar Technology, Amherst, was awarded a $67,312 federal contract for pressure transmitters from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

Ensil Technical Services, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $26,910 federal contract for electronic components from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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>Contributing

The Grigg-Lewis Foundation donated $6,000 to the American Red Cross Serving Erie and Niagara Counties to purchase a new disaster trailer. The trailer, which has been stocked with cots, blankets and other disaster preparedness items, will be housed at the Rapids Fire Hall on Old Beattie Road in Lockport.

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>Patents

Title: Cushion bladder with middle layer having gaps and various positioned interior welds

No.: 8,332,979

Inventors: Flick, Roland E. (Elma); Endress, Scott (Orchard Park); Mazzu, Edward (Hamburg)
Assignee: Stryker Corp. (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Date issued: Dec. 18, 2012

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Title: Expansion joint sealing system

No.: 8,333,532

Inventors: Derrigan, James (Tonawanda); Wald, Dan (Stillwater, Minn.); Guest, Monty (Solon, Ohio); Starke, Don (Arvada, Colo.)

Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH (Germany)

Date issued: Dec. 18, 2012