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Partnering System is Open for 2014 BIO International Convention.

April 14, 2014

One-on-One Partnering™ system is open for 2014 BIO International Convention®, which will take place in San Diego, CA from June 23–26. From June 24–26, companies will be able to initiate business contacts and schedule private meetings at convention. BIO's Scott Whitaker said over 28,000 meetings are expected to take place and cited BIO 2014 as providing "unparalleled opportunities to make the connections necessary for licensing, investment, collaboration and outsourcing deals." Read More

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A4A looks to transformational change in airline industry.

April 14, 2014

At Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 13th Annual Aviation Summit, entitled, "Navigating the True Costs of Flying," A4A joined member executives to identify major challenges facing the industry. President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio called for transformational change and leadership within government and the airline industry to push toward holistic National Airline Policy which expedites implementation of NextGen, reforms outdated ATC system, and rationalizes rising federal tax and regulatory burdens. Read More

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NTSB Recommendations address tractor-trailer safety.

April 14, 2014

NTSB issued recommendations urging NHTSA to take action to improve safety of tractor-trailers. In addition to eliminating blind spots, recommendations call on NHTSA to require that newly manufactured truck-tractors and trailers be equipped with side underride protection systems, and that revisions be made to improve rear underride guard standards. NTSB also recommends that NHTSA add information on trailer model year and vehicle identification numbers to its national database of fatal crashes. Read More

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SME Showcases Medical Manufacturing at Mfg4 event.

April 14, 2014

Produced by SME, Mfg4 will take place in Hartford, CT from May 6–8, 2014. Manufacturing professionals from aerospace, defense, medical, and MicroManufacturing industries will come together to gain knowledge, network, collaborate and share solutions. Industry leaders can explore applications and technologies improving medical industry. Medical Manufacturing Innovations and MicroManufacturing Conferences are co-located at event, and keynote speakers include Christopher Kaye and Peter Walsh. Read More

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Manufacturing Event focuses on collaboration, technology, talent.

April 14, 2014

Taking place in Detroit, MI from June 9–12, THE BIG M will highlight key manufacturing topics through exhibits, conference sessions featuring industry experts, company tours, and demonstrations. Event will, with regard to advanced manufacturing, cover innovation, digital factory, cybersecurity, new technology, talent, 3D printing, globalization, modeling, simulation, and sustainability. Additional highlights will include exhibit floor tech talks and Q&A sessions with industry experts. Read More

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HI and Pump Systems Matter announce rotodynamic pumps webinar.

April 14, 2014

Scheduled for April 24, 2014, Pump Acceptance Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps webinar will be led by Richard Rindy, Test Lab Manager with Weir Minerals North America. Webinar will cover various aspects of ANSI/HI 14.6–2011 standard, including terms and definitions; guarantee point and duty points for pump acceptance tests; permissible amplitude of fluctuation of measurement uncertainty; performance test acceptance grades and tolerances; and default test acceptance grades in appropriate situations. Read More

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IPC names winner of Hand Soldering World Championship.

April 14, 2014

During second IPC Hand Soldering World Championship at IPC APEX EXPO®, victors from  IPC hand soldering competitions in China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, German, and the U.S. were challenged with building a functional electronics assembly within 1-hour time limit. Completing in record time and with nearly perfect score, Brian Wade, CAMtek Inc. (U.S.), was crowned champion, earning $1,000 cash prize, new Metcal soldering station, and bragging rights as world’s best hand solderer. Read More

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Students head to Washington for largest rocket contest.

April 14, 2014

Hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country will advance to the national finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge. On May 10, TARC’s top 100 teams will travel to Great Meadow in The Plains, VA, outside of Washington, DC, to launch against fellow student rocketeers in the final fly-off. Teams must design and build a model rocket that can travel to exactly 825 ft and back within 48-50 sec while carrying 2 raw eggs that must return safely to ground undamaged. Read More

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NREL collaborates with U.S. Navy for energy savings.

April 14, 2014

In partnership with NREL, Naval Facilities Engineering Command demonstrated 8 energy efficient technologies at installations in Hawaii and Guam. Plug load control technology, which cuts power to devices plugged into outlets when they are not in use, were installed in 30 residences and 1 office building. Considerable savings were also achieved with residential retrofits, such as more efficient hot water heaters and air conditioners coupled with programmable thermostats and low-flow shower heads. Read More

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Copper Man of the Year Award honors Southwire's Stuart Thorn.

April 14, 2014

Copper Club named Stuart Thorn, president and CEO of NEMA member company Southwire, as 2014 Copper Man of the Year for outstanding achievement and contributions to copper industry. NEMA's Evan R. Gaddis extended "heartiest congratulations" to Thorn, acknowledging "the value that our members bring to the electrical industry." Citing Thorn's "exceptional leadership" at Southwire and within industry as whole, Copper Club's Arthur Miele marked Southwire's resulting growth and diversification. Read More

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Safety/Compliance Seminar underscores manufacturers' commitments.

April 14, 2014

AEM's annual product safety and compliance seminar, taking place in Chicago (Schaumburg), IL from April 29–30, offers industry forum by and for equipment manufacturers for discussion of critical issues involving design, manufacture, and use of their products. Seminar will feature "Standing the Test of Time: Product Safety that Endures" theme and offer 20+ focused sessions from basic safety-and-compliance-process best practices to latest regulations, standards, and technology. Read More

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG continues momentum with 2017 dates announced.

April 11, 2014

Scheduled for March 7–11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, CONEXPO-CON/AGG international exposition will be chaired by Richard M. Goldsbury, President Bobcat/Doosan North America and Australia/Oceania for Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, West Fargo, North Dakota. Goldsbury will lead triennial show's management committee, a group of volunteer manufacturers and other industry stakeholders who oversee show planning to ensure event meets industry needs. Read More

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ATA welcomes Rand McNally to Featured Product program.

April 11, 2014

ATA announced it was welcoming Rand McNally as the latest ATA Featured Product partner. In the program, Rand McNally will be offering its full product line of routing and mileage software, award-winning truck navigation, mobile fleet management devices, and electronic logging solutions. In addition, Rand McNally is the 2014 and 2015 exclusive sponsor of the Truck PAC Reception and Dinner at ATA's Leadership meeting and Management Conference & Exhibition. Read More

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EPA honors 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year.

April 11, 2014

U.S. EPA and DOE are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Recipients of the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Des Moines Public School District; KB Home; Meritage Homes Corporation; PepsiCo., Inc.; Sears Holdings Corporation; and Samsung. Winners were selected from 16,000 Energy Star partners, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Read More

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NEMA commends extension of 179D tax deduction.

April 11, 2014

NEMA commended Senate Finance Committee on its approval of a 2-year extension of the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction, also known as Section 179D, as part of the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act. Provision allows taxpayer to take a deduction equal to commercial building energy-efficiency expenditures made by taxpayer as part of building’s interior lighting systems, heating, cooling, ventilation, and hot water systems, or building envelope. Read More

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USDA-EPA to improve access to clean water along Mexico border.

April 10, 2014

According to findings published in U.S. Mexico Border Scoping Assessment Phase 1 Report, communities in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas need improved water infrastructure and/or face environmental and/or public health risks associated with inadequate or failing water infrastructure systems. Resources provided through USDA and EPA joint initiative will help mitigate health and environmental risks, advance economic development, and improve quality of life for those living in the region. Read More

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IREC Names Sara Baldwin Auck as new Regulatory Program Director.

April 10, 2014

Sara Baldwin Auck, with nearly one decade of regulatory policy experience and project management, will serve as Regulatory Program Director for IREC. According to IREC Board Chair David Warner said position "was created in recognition of the importance of expanding IREC's level of engagement in the regulatory arena." Warner went on to compliment Auck's "extraordinary expertise and skills" as well as her future "strategic leadership and overall management of IREC's regulatory activities." Read More

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BIO Convention will host first Digital Health Zone/Forum.

April 10, 2014

Taking place in San Diego, CA from June 23–26, 2014 BIO International Convention® will feature inaugural Digital Health Zone and Forum. Companies in Digital Health Zone, focused on delivering cost effective, high-quality medicine in personalized and precise manner, will have dedicated exhibit space and participate in BIOs One-on-One Partnering™ system. Digital Health Forum (June 24 and 25) will explore innovation crossover between biotech, wireless technology, and translational medicine. Read More

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A4A Commends EU Parliament on EU ETS "Stop the Clock" extension.

April 10, 2014

Airlines for America (A4A) commended European Union (EU) Parliament for its work in agreeing to extend "stop the clock" provision on unilateral application of EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to international aviation. This will stay application of EU ETS to flights to and from EU through 2016. In comment, A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio said that this extension protects "U.S. travelers and shippers from unwarranted EU ETS tax hikes that drive up the cost of air travel." Read More

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NEMA Publishes Standard covering all magnet wire standards.

April 10, 2014

ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2014 Magnet Wire presents all existing NEMA standards for magnet wire, including standards for round, rectangular, and square film insulated and/or fibrous covered copper and aluminum magnet wire. In addition to general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for manufacturing and packaging of magnet wire, standard covers wire manufacturing technologies and represents evolving magnet wire end-user demands. Read More