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Sonwil Distribution Center Receives BRC Global Standard Certification

Sonwil Distribution Center Receives BRC Global Standard Certification

Sonwil Distribution Center——Western New York’s premier logistics solutions provider——has recently received the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard Certification for Storage and Distribution. This certification is the result of the company’s ongoing implementation of best practices and process improvements related to the storage and distribution of food, packaging, and consumer goods.

“Achieving BRC Global Standard Certification is further demonstration of our continued commitment to offering customers the very highest level of service possible,” said Peter Wilson, CEO & President of Sonwil Distribution Center. “From our headquarters and strategic distribution location in Buffalo, New York, we are able to provide quality logistics solutions across the Eastern Seaboard, into Canada, and beyond.” 

NFADA AutoTech Competition Prepares Students for the WNY Workforce

NFADA AutoTech Competition Prepares Students for the WNY Workforce

 

Is there anything that Americans take for granted more than their vehicles? They play a hugely significant role in our daily lives, transporting us to work, school, the grocery store, doctors’ appointments, entertainment venues and a wide variety of destinations both near and far. We hop in, turn the key and expect to be on our way within seconds — until that fateful day when a dead battery, flat tire or some unexpected mechanical problem stops us dead in our tracks.

Today’s vehicles, as we are well aware, are more like computers on wheels, filled with state-of-the-art technology from bumper to bumper. As a result, it requires superbly trained automotive technicians to ensure that our vehicles continue to run in a safe and efficient manner.

Sen. Kennedy Announces Senate Approval of Bill to Name I-290 Bridge for Trooper Kevin Dobson

Senate unanimously approves legislation, which Senator Kennedy introduced, to designate I-290 bridge over NY Rt. 425 as the “New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Sr. Memorial Bridge”

Kennedy: The ‘NYS Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge’ will serve as a reminder for all WNYers that our highways were made safe by Trooper Dobson and his brothers and sisters in uniform.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the Senate has approved legislation (S.5441B) to designate the Interstate-290 bridge that crosses N.Y. State Route 425 as the “New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge”. Senator Kennedy introduced the legislation earlier this year to recognize the life, service and sacrifices of Trooper Kevin Dobson, who was killed in the line of duty while working to keep our roads safe.

Senator Kennedy Announces State Funding Boost for WNY Schools, Local Highways

Senator Kennedy Announces State Funding Boost for WNY Schools, Local Highways

 

Kennedy says all Erie County school districts combined will see a state aid increase of over $35 million.

With first increase in local highway improvement funds in five years, Erie County will receive a nearly 20 percent boost in state aid for roads.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo announced that more state funds will be headed to Western New York to enrich our schools and repair local roads. Kennedy said the state is investing about an additional $1 billion in schools across New York. The state budget also targets $438 million to repair local roads and bridges, which represents the first increase in local highway aid in five years. 

Jacobs Unveils New “Self-Serve Kiosks” at Auto Bureaus

Jacobs Unveils New “Self-Serve Kiosks” at Auto Bureaus

Says technology will decrease lines and wait times

Erie County, NY – In his continued effort to utilize technology to improve customer service, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced today the roll-out of Self-Serve Kiosks at the three main auto bureaus. “Similar to what you see at the airport, these kiosks allow you to by-pass the customer service window and print out a wait-time receipt on your own,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs’ says the Kiosks are a result of a “re-engineering study” done in the auto bureau in an effort to improve customer service and revenue. “The study found that customers are often waiting longer in the customer service line then they are waiting to be serviced by a cashier…the kiosks will be a powerful tool to decrease the customer service queue,” stated Jacobs.

The Use of Synthetic Motor Oil in Automobiles

The Use of Synthetic Motor Oil in Automobiles

By Tom Torbjornsen

Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Automotive Group here with my weekly article. I've been getting a lot of inquiries lately regarding using synthetic motor oil in vehicles. Questions such as: Should I use synthetic oil? Does it work better in some cars than others? Does it cost more? Do I have to change the oil more frequently? Less frequently? Does it make my engine last longer?

First of all, let's take a brief look at the history of synthetic motor oil and its introduction to the marketplace.

Car Maintenance Mistakes Technicians Say Will Do the Most Damage

Car Maintenance Mistakes Technicians Say Will Do the Most Damage

 

By Tom Torbjornsen 

Greetings all! Tom Torbjornsen from Towne Auto Group here. In January, CarMD came out with a list of the top maintenance mistakes people make that does the most damage to their vehicles. Let’s take a look at these mistakes and how to avoid them.