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Settlement of CWA Violations aims to prevent future oil spills.

August 13, 2014

Cargill Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act at two large oil storage facilities in Blair, NE, and Eddyville, IA. Clean Water Act requires facilities that store large quantities of oil to develop Facility Response Plan that outlines procedures for addressing worst-case discharges of oil. EPA identified lack of response plan during 2013 site visits at Cargill’s facilities. Through settlement with EPA Region 7, Cargill will pay civil penalty of $187,500 to U.S. Read More

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HI announces upcoming pump fundamentals webinar.

August 12, 2014

Scheduled for August 28, 2014, Fundamentals of Rotodynamic Centrifugal Pumps webinar will provide participants with basic pump knowledge and help them become proficient in the critical components of centrifugal pumps. Designed for non-technical audiences and entry level engineers, session will cover importance of pump curves, how NPSH has direct impact on pump cavitation, affinity rules, how to calculate pump power as well as operating costs and how they impact savings. Read More

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FAA implements safety reporting program.

August 12, 2014

FAA, in partnership with National Air Traffic Controllers Association, announced safety reporting program called Airport Voluntary Reporting System, which allows FAA employees who work in the Office of Airports to elevate safety concerns without fear of retaliation. AVRS process begins when employee files confidential report to raise safety issue through online reporting system. AVRS Oversight Board composed of three FAA executives will then review, investigate, and help resolve reported items. Read More

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LME® 2014 comes to Schaumburg, IL in September.

August 12, 2014

Some new names will join familiar faces teaching basic and master courses at LIA's fourth-annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event®. Four expert keynote speakers will provide big-picture analysis of how and where lasers can improve profitability for firms that bring them into their production lines. In addition, LME 2014 will cover the right lasers to buy, proper way to incorporate them into manufacturing systems, how to realize max ROI, and what applications are best suited for the technology. Read More

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ATA adds Bestpass as latest Featured Product.

August 12, 2014

American Trucking Associations announced it has added toll management provider Bestpass to its roster of Featured Products. Bestpass uses its bulk purchasing power with toll networks and partnerships with state highway authorities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bestpass offers a streamlined, single-source toll management service that includes toll discounts, consolidated billing, toll reconciliation, and single device for both toll and weigh station bypass. Read More

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Survey covers FDA/sponsor interactions during drug development.

August 11, 2014

BIO announced survey tool on FDA/Sponsor Interactions During Drug Development to better inform policy initiatives designed to improve FDA and drug sponsor coordination and communication during drug development. Survey will serve to inform next reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act VI. By helping to identify areas where policies, regulations, and practices are working well and areas that need improvement, sponsor input will make process more efficient and effective. Read More

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ASC releases keynote speaker schedule for Fall Convention.

August 11, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 20–22, ASC's Fall Convention and EXPO will feature 4 keynote speakers covering business trends impacting adhesives and sealants marketplace. David Crowe, Ph.D. will update attendees on macro-economic trends and provide data on building and construction industry, while Bob Marquette will discuss Bostik's approach to innovation, and Rick Farrell will highlight trends in value selling. Chuck Houk and Michael Cohen will highlight how drone technology is providing customer value. Read More

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Market Forecast to add $2.5 billion to market size for PI&A.

August 11, 2014

Published in May by MCAA, 2014 Market Forecast provides 5 year market forecast for Process Instrumentation and Automation equipment segmented by major process industries that shows total US market value will grow to $13.6 billion by 2018. Report, which has 80 pages of detail on 12 product categories, 12 industry segments, and estimates for both US and Canada, also includes spotlight on technology displacement of electronic vs. mechanical flowmeters and spotlight on market developments in Mexico. Read More