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Read to Succeed Buffalo appointed Ayindé Rudolph, principal of Westminster Community Charter School, to its board of directors for a three-year term. Westminster Community Charter School is one of three schools that make up Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, an organization that seeks to improve school performance and transform the surrounding community by providing neighborhood resources, streamlining family services, and improving educational supports.

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The Mental Health Association of Erie County appointed Jack Woodworth a family advocate in the Child and Family Support Program and Kelly Morgan a program assistant in Community Outreach and Consumer Education. Morgan has a master’s degree from Medaille College and a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo.

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Buffalo-based StraussGroup, an executive search, recruiting and contract staffing solution provider, appointed Reva Wolski and Matthew Wagner executive search consultants. Wolski graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with a master’s degree. Wagner graduated from the University at Buffalo. Also, the agency named Susan Ornowski office manager. Ornowski graduated from the University at Oswego.

Company Connections

Picone Construction Corp. recently completed the 6,400-square-foot Carquest Auto Parts store at 3329 Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park. The Carquest grand opening is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Industrial Support, Buffalo, was awarded a $65,290 federal contract for salad bars from the U.S. Army’s National Guard Bureau, Scotia.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $259,542 federal contract for transmission housings from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va.

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Strock Enterprises, Cheektowaga, was awarded a $109,250 federal contract for halophane high mast light upgrades from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo.

Patents

Title: Azeotrope-like compositions of (Z)-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and hydrogen fluoride

No.: 8,541,634

Inventors: Hulse, Ryan (Getzville); Pham, Hang T (Amherst)

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

Date issued: Sept. 24, 2013