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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.”

Phasing to ‘Next Generation’ NEXUS Kiosks has Begun

Phasing to ‘Next Generation’ NEXUS Kiosks has Begun

 

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that they will begin to replace the current NEXUS kiosks with “next generation” kiosks. The new kiosks will be faster and more reliable, in addition to increasing the efficiency of services in air travel. 

For those unfamiliar with the program, under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the NEXUS card is an approved alternative to the passport for air, land and sea travel into the United States and Canada for U.S. and Canadian citizens. The program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing through designated lanes. 

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. 

Sonwil Receives Second BRC Global Standard Facility Certification

Sonwil Receives Second BRC Global Standard Facility Certification

 

Today Sonwil Distribution Center—A Buffalo based logistics solutions provider—announced that it has received a British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard Certification for Storage and Distribution at a second area location. This additional certification is the result of the company’s continued implementation of best practices and process improvements related to the storage and distribution of food, packaging, and consumer goods. Sonwil’s facilities maintain the highest level in Global Food Safety Standards and the company is the only third-party logistics (3PL) provider in New York State to achieve BRC status.

 

“Receiving BRC Global Standard Certification at yet another facility definitely validates our commitment to offering customers the very highest level of service possible,” said Peter Wilson, CEO & President of Sonwil Distribution Center. “From our strategic location in Buffalo, New York, we are able to provide quality logistics solutions across the Eastern Seaboard, into Canada, and beyond.” 

 

Originally introduced in 2006, the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution was established to offer logistics/warehouse providers and distributors a universally recognized benchmark for service and process excellence. The Standard also offers the essential certification link between the range of BRC manufacturing standards and the end user, the retailer/food service company.

 

Obtaining and retaining BRC Global Standard Certification requires utilization and adherence to a number of key operational features and policies, including exceptional site cleanliness and sanitation, comprehensive auditing and reporting, extensive and progressive product handling and vehicle operations plans/requirements, as well as processes for swift corrective action based on active performance review.

 

Sonwil joins a prominent list of leading food manufacturers and distributors that are BRC certified, such as Del Monte Foods, Goya Foods, and Sysco, among others.

 

To learn more about the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution, visit www.brcglobalstandards.com.

 

About Sonwil Distribution Center:

 

Sonwil Distribution Center, Inc., is a 3rd party logistics solutions firm headquartered in Buffalo, New York which has been serving regional, national, and international clients for more than 70 years. The company provides reliable services that free customers from their operating expenses and the management issues related to private facility ownership.  Sonwil’s scalable logistics solutions help clients optimize revenue growth and reduce their operating expenses related to the management and distribution of their inventory by offering logistics to power distribution, transportation to move goods, and commercial space to grow your business.

 

To learn more about Sonwil Distribution Center, please visit www.sonwil.com.