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High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition

High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition

 

The 2015 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial High School AutoTech Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College, will take place on Saturday, January 17th. 

Busy Winter Travel Season Expected to Delay Passport Processing Times

Busy Winter Travel Season Expected to Delay Passport Processing Times

 

With the busy holiday travel season right around the corner, the U.S. Department of State is encouraging U.S. citizens to apply for or renew their U.S. passports now if making plans for winter travel. The DOS is currently experiencing lower average passport processing times than it will once the winter season arrives. 

Applicants traveling in more than three weeks may apply at a passport acceptance facility, such as a post office, library or a clerk of court. Routine service averages a four- to five-week turnaround, while expedited service averages two to three weeks. Expedited service does require an additional $60 fee. 

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

 

On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

Sherex Fastening Solutions, LLC Opens News Manufacturing Facility in Akron, Ohio

Sherex Fastening Solutions, LLC Opens News Manufacturing Facility in Akron, Ohio

Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader of engineered fasteners, tooling and automation, announced today the opening of its new domestic manufacturing facility, Sherex Akron, located at 850 Moe Drive in Akron, OH.

"Sherex is very proud to be ‘Made in America’ and continues to offer the largest selection of blind rivet nuts in the world,” said Adam Pratt, president of Sherex Fastening Solutions. “The opening of the Sherex Akron manufacturing plant is part of our global capacity expansion plan and will increase the number of products we can supply. It will reduce lead times providing for an overall improved experience for our customers.”

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Reopens to Canada-Bound Traffic on Oct. 10th

Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Reopens to Canada-Bound Traffic on Oct. 10th

Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that the Whirlpool-Rapids International Bridge crossing will reopen to Canada-bound traffic at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10th, 2014, following the successful construction of a second primary inspection booth for Canada-bound traffic. 

The Whirlpool-Rapids International Bridge facility upgrade, which began in early-September 2014, was undertaken to increase overall processing capacity at the crossing. The bridge has recently experienced rapid increases in traffic usage and wait times, due to the popularity of the NEXUS trusted travel program.

‘It Can Wait’ Anti Texting and Driving Campaign to Educate Local Drivers

‘It Can Wait’ Anti Texting and Driving Campaign to Educate Local Drivers

 

The Resource Training Center’s “Alive at 25” program will team up with the AT&T “It Can Wait” anti texting and driving campaign at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, to deliver a simple message — when it comes to texting and driving, it can wait! The program will be offered in the Harlem Road Community Center at 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst.

CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App

CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the U.S. The app, Mobile Passport Control, or MPC, will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via a Smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection. 

The app was developed by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in partnership with CBP as part of a pilot program at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The app became available to eligible travelers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International on Aug. 13. MPC is expected to expand to more airports later this year.