Business Briefs

Owner of Genesee Ceramic Tile honored

BURTON — James “JC” Cokley, President of Genesee Ceramic Tile, was honored for his outstanding leadership and lifelong contributions to the construction industry, the masonry trades and the greater community.

The Detroit Ceramic Tile Contractors Association awarded Cokley with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” Feb. 11. He has been in the ceramic tile and terrazzo industry since 1956.

He previously founded JC Cokley Inc. and Genesee Ceramic Tile, currently headquartered in Burton, with four branches serving the state of Michigan. The Cokley family, established the “James and Desoline Cokley Family Fund” through the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for the purpose of helping others in need. — G.G.

Frost law restrictions lifted

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Road Commission has announced that Legal Loading Weight Restrictions, so-called “Frost Laws”, for legal loads on all county roads have been lifted effective April 11, and are no longer in effect.

More information about “Frost Law” weight restrictions is available at and from the County Road Association of Michigan at

While GCRC monitors its roads closely, it welcomes calls from the public regarding severe gravel road problems or dangerous conditions such as large potholes. Motorists can report road issues to GCRC by calling 810-767-4920, sending an e-mail to or clicking on the “Pothole Report” icon on its website, — G.G.

Patriot Ambulance Service announces national accreditation

GENESEE COUNTY — Patriot Ambulance Service, Inc. serving Genesee and Lapeer counties has received a full three-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for its compliance with national standards of excellence.

In 2008, Patriot Ambulance Service became the first ambulance provider in Genesee County and remains the only ambulance provider in Lapeer County, to successfully complete the voluntary review process which included completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services (EMS).

Patriot Ambulance is now the first Genesee County ambulance service to receive reaccreditation.

CAAS Accreditation is especially critical for ambulance companies serving Genesee County residents. The Genesee County Medical Control Authority mandates that any ambulance service licensed in Genesee County must be CAAS accredited by January 1, 2012. — G.G.

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