Covelli receives Scout council award
The Laurel Highlands Council, Scoutreach Division of the Boy Scouts of America recently honored several people at its annual dinner, including Sam Covelli of Warren-based Covelli Enterprises, who received the 2016 Whitney M. Young Award.
The Whitney M. Young Award is named in honor of the late executive director of the national Urban League, who died in Nigeria in 1971. Young was known for bridging the gap between black Americans and the corporate world, which often was dominated by whites.
The Laurel Highlands Council serves more than 25,000 Boy Scouts in 17 counties throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.
Cricket Wireless opening in Liberty
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Cricket Wireless/Wireless Exchange store at 3614 Belmont Ave. at 10 a.m. Monday.
Cricket Wireless, a subsidiary of AT&T, is a prepaid wireless service offering voice, text and data plans. The new store is a part of Wireless Exchange. Locally owned and operated, Wireless Exchange is the largest Cricket Wireless retailer in Ohio.
GM recognizes 110 top suppliers
General Motors recognized 110 of its best global suppliers during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony at Cobo Center. The announcement represents the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.
Automotive suppliers from 17 countries received GM’s coveted Supplier of the Year award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, designed to provide customers with the most-innovative technologies that benefit customers and the industry’s highest-quality vehicles.
GM debuted an Innovation award to recognize five suppliers who brought new innovations that benefit customers. Inaugural winners are Autoneum Holding AG; Delphi Automotive; Delta Electronics; Gentex Corp.; and FANUC Corp.
GM acquiring Cruise Automation
General Motors Co. announced Friday it is acquiring Cruise Automation to add Cruise’s deep software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous- vehicle technology.
Cruise will operate as an independent unit within GM’s recently formed Autonomous Vehicle Development Team led by Doug Parks, GM vice president of autonomous technology and vehicle execution, and will continue to be based in San Francisco.
Founded in 2013, Cruise has moved quickly to develop and test autonomous-vehicle technology in San Francisco’s city environment.