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November 20, 2011

Business briefs: Nov. 20, 2011

Company honored

PLATTSBURGH — Atlantic Testing Laboratories (ATL) recently earned the American Council of Independent Laboratories Seal of Excellence for 2011-12.

The seal provides clients who use analytical laboratories with a mechanism for evaluating laboratory performance. Laboratories earning the seal are committed to ensuring the integrity of data, meeting clients' quality needs and setting the standards of performance for the testing-laboratory industry.

Laboratories awarded the seal must maintain proof of annual ethics training, an early detection system for questionable analytical practices, adherence to the ACIL code of ethics and distribution of satisfaction surveys to clients.

The seal awardees demonstrate they are proud of the quality they achieve and always operate with client service as a top priority.

ATL services include subsurface investigations, water-based investigations, geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering and testing, special inspection services, pavement engineering, nondestructive testing and environmental services.

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MDA campaign

PLATTSBURGH — Price Chopper Supermarkets has completed another record-breaking fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), raising $1.31 million from events held throughout the year that were supported by the chain's customers, teammates and trade partners.

But, the partnership between Price Chopper and MDA goes well beyond simply raising dollars.

"We're deeply committed to working with MDA to raise awareness of the progress that is being made to cure neuromuscular diseases and to raise funds that fuel that progress," said Neil Golub, Price Chopper's chairman and CEO. "Over the years, we've created a partnership with MDA which integrates into many parts of our business and our personal lives."

Since 1984, Golub has served in a voluntary role as a National MDA vice president and co-emcee of the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon on CBS6 in Schenectady, fostering awareness and understanding of muscle disease and raising millions of dollars at this annual event.

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